Quality Control Technician


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Posted January 9, 2019
Where Tualatin, Oregon

Department

Quality Control

Job Status

Full Time

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Reports To

Quality Manager

Grade/Level

 

Amount of Travel Required

None

Job Type

Regular

Positions Supervised

None

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday

   

POSITION SUMMARY

The Quality Control Technician is responsible for performing quality inspection functions including receiving/incoming inspection, in-process and final inspection. Performs various tests on products, checks density, viscosity, particle size, assay and trace elements, ion chromatography and pH. Performs calibration tests on all lab equipment; Records and inputs data results. Prints reports, generates data and graphs for tests performed. Interfaces with all internal departments, suppliers and customers on technical issues and ISO related functions. May support ISO 9001 and other quality initiatives through audits and other activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

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

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Performs chemical evaluation of final product, intermediate products, and raw materials.
  • Ability to work in a lab and clean room environment.
  • Calibrates and maintains standard and specialized lab equipment.
  • Create new, and update established standard operating procedures for lab processes and equipment.
  • Record, analyze and present data using various tools such as JMP, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • May handle and manage hazardous waste and regulated chemical products.
  • Must understand environmental, governmental and work-site rules and regulations and keep facility in compliance.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
  • Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Technical Aptitude - Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education

Bachelor's Degree (four year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Chemistry, Biology or other physical science.

Experience

3 plus years of experience in working in an industrial lab environment

Computer Skills

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word). Some experience with databases preferred.

Certifications & Licenses

ASQ certification is a plus.

Other Requirements

Experience using a mass spectrometer preferred. Knowledge of analytical quality control tools such as SPC a plus. Must complete Handling Hazardous Waste Training.

Other Physical Requirements

  • Sense of Smell
  • Sense of Touch
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Safety Glass, Hearing Protection.
  • Sense of Color

Work Environment

Works primarily in a laboratory environment with exposure to electricity, equipment and hazardous chemicals. Occasional exposure to office and manufacturing environments.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this position.

O (Occasionally)

Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

 

Physical Demands

Lift/Carry

Stand

F

10 lbs or less

F

Walk

F

11-20 lbs

F

Sit

F

21-50 lbs

N

Manually Manipulate

F

51-100 lbs

N

Reach Outward

F

Over 100 lbs

N

Reach Above Shoulder

O

Push/Pull

 

Climb

O

12 lbs or less

F

Crawl

N

13-25 lbs

F

Squat or Kneel

O

26-40 lbs

O

Bend

F

41-100 lbs

N

Grasp

F