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Quality Specialist

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Buxton
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Quality Specialist Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship for immigration cases is unavailable. Relocation assistance is unavailable The Quality Specialist is responsible for implementing quality methods and protocol in accordance with company Quality System. The Quality Specialist is also responsible for supporting Continuous Improvement on companywide initiatives as well as supporting plant specific projects as they arise. The Quality Specialist reports directly to the Quality Process Manager and has a dotted line to Plant Manager. Primary Job Responsibilities:
- Maintain Quality Assurance (Lab Quality) portion of company Quality System so that requirements are being met. This constitutes 40% of the Specialists work week.
o Lab sample testing that has been submitted by the plant team
o Published lab sample correlation feedback to Line Operators
o Weekly auditing to ensure Lab Sample compliance
o Communicate issues found during Lab testing to the plant and work with yard team to quarantine product that may be found as non-conforming product.
- Monitor the Quality Control (Plant Quality) portion of the company Quality System
o Audit Plant quality entries to ensure proper and accurate data.
- Support Wired Plant compliance through training, follow-up, and documentation to plant management team for new or ongoing issues
- Facilitate required quality training at home and sister plants as needed during the Plant designated scheduled training times
o Annual required training and sign-off (NTPEP)
o Continuous Improvement Training
o Quality Procedure Updates
o Training for items found on regular Line and Yard inspections
- Track Plant Material team is collecting and submitting required samples
o Track that monthly regrind samples have been submitted by material team
o Track product required material retains (GS100 blends) have been submit to quality lab
- Ensure Quality Compliance Items are completed in the required timeframes
o Blender verification as required
o Monthly Carbon standards as required
o NCLS samples are submitted as required
o Quarterly carbon burns are completed as required
o Color concentrate evaluations are completed as require
- Regular inspections with documented communication to Plant team to ensure compliance with company Quality System,
o Line walk (Each day)
o Yard and Fabrication walk (3 times a week)
o Review of RMA area each day
- Maintain, schedule, and ensure proper calibration of quality measurement instruments
o Plant quality tools used by operators
o Lab Quality tools used for lab quality testing
o Blender and scale calibrations - Facilitate external audits of home plant and external audits of sister plants as necessary including sample collection. The Specialist is not responsible for packaging and shipping samples
- Support problem solving Teams for projects and plant specific quality issues agreed upon by Quality Process Manager with appropriate deliverables.
- Assist plant team with Internal Quality Audit Corrective Actions (CA)responses
o Notifying Plant team if monthly uploads are not completed within the designated timeline
- Perform Internal audits or Compliance auditing functions as assigned
- Perform and track monthly CA follow up on home and audited sister plants.
- Travel to support company Quality system at sister plants as needed
- Generate certification and compliance letters as required
- Respond to field complaints/visit customer locations as required
- Instill and impose a Quality culture at all levels of the plant Job Skills:
- Understanding of quality control/assurance principles
- Knowledge of manufacturing and plastics processing
- Ability to work with corporate, plant, sales, and outside agency personnel
- Strong leadership and problem-solving skills
- Critical thinking and good decision-making skills
- Strong work ethic and time management skills
- Willing to travel (up to 20%)
- Available to work weekends and off shifts as necessary
- Strong troubleshooting skills and root cause analysis
- Ability to perform effective hands-on training within the QC process. Physical Job Requirements:
- Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and stand or walk up to 8 hours. The position requires frequent walking for periods at a time. Educational Requirements:
- 2-year degree minimum or equivalent work experience

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Fargo , Quality Specialist, Other , Buxton, North Dakota

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