Quality Assurance Technician

Job Title:               Quality Assurance Technician
Department:         Quality Assurance
Reports To:           Quality Assurance Supervisor
FLSA Status:        Non-exempt
Prepared By:        Quality Assurance Supervisor
Prepared Date:     4/14/03
Approved By:      Quality Assurance Manager
Approved Date:   4/16/03
 
SUMMARY
Tests and inspects products at various stages of production process and compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performs specified tests on work in process and finished product.  Testing includes visual inspection and physical testing of material using testing equipment in the lab.  Product is tested for a variety of qualities such as dimensions, performance or chemical characteristics.

Interprets customer drawings and confers with management or technical staff to ascertain quality and reliability standards.

Records test data, applying statistical quality control procedures.

Evaluates data and writes reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.

Recommends modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.

Prepares graphs or charts of data or enters data into computer for analysis.

Maintains files of customer samples and color standards.

Evaluates and issues approvals of supplier certificates of analysis for raw stock.

Prepares certificates of analysis on finished product for our customers.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  None

QUALIFICATIONS 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Position requires a high degree of self-motivation and good organizational skills.  Two to four months of training are required to properly prepare a person for this position.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Published on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 (updated 05/28/2014)

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