Quality Engineer - Milaca

Nortech Systems Incorporated Milaca , MN 56353

Posted 3 months ago

Position Quality Engineer

  • Milaca Site Milaca Full Time Yes Primary Responsibilities

Summary

Assures optimum quality in manufactured products in accordance with Company standards and contract requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Supports and implements Company and divisional quality improvement plans.

  • Supports quality related issues such as interpretation of workmanship standards, manufacturing processes, customer prints, specifications and defect evaluations.

  • Works with manufacturing engineering on the interpretation and inclusion of customer requirements.

  • Reviews and approves manufacturing processes and procedures prior to release.

  • Provides for first article evaluations of product, as appropriate.

  • Sets-up, monitors and controls statistical process control applications, as applicable.

  • Works with training department to insure production and inspection personnel are properly trained.

  • Maintains applicable quality records and performs quality audits in accordance with established standards.

  • Makes product conformance decisions based on interpretation of quality data reports, SPC charts, and other applicable data.

  • Generates quality procedures and instructions.

  • Works with suppliers, customers and internal departments on obtaining and/or responding to corrective actions.

  • Compiles, calculates and reports summary statistics required by the customer.

  • Interfaces with suppliers, customers and internal departments on obtaining corrective actions on deficiencies.

  • Coordinates the successful closure of all closed loop corrective actions concerning quality issues of products and processes.

  • Proactively seeks and consistently embodies Nortech's mission & core values; inspiring & demonstrating motivated behaviors of Respect, being Customer-Focused & Committed to Success, providing Great Communication & a Sense of Urgency, and being One Nortech where No One Does It Alone.

  • Supports Nortech's corporative initiative for Continuous Improvement "FOCUS" by promoting the relentless pursuit of eliminating waste, participating in process improvement, and showing the courage to take action and advocate change.

  • Observes safety and security procedures, including maintaining confidentially, using equipment / materials properly, reporting potentially unsafe conditions, and acting upon appropriate actions.

  • Supports Nortech's policies and procedures and conducts departmental and Company activities in accordance with these policies.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Adaptability
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Communications
  • Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Continuous Learning
  • Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Customer Service
  • Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  • Problem Solving
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Teamwork
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

Mathematical Ability:

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheet software, inventory software and order processing systems.

Certificates and Licenses:

None needed.

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.

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

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 occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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Quality Engineer - Milaca

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