Job Description: Quality Technician
Reports to: Quality Manager
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Department: Manufacturing Production
The Quality Technician is responsible for inspecting and assessing the quality of fabricated metal products to ensure they meet established company and customer standards. They use a variety of precision tools and equipment to measure and test materials, as well as identify defects or deviations in the manufacturing process. Their insights drive continuous improvement initiatives within the production team, ensuring consistent product quality. Additionally, they collaborate with the manufacturing team and other departments to implement corrective actions and improve overall production standards.
- Perform quality inspections on fabricated parts by interpreting, measuring, and verifying mechanical dimensions and tolerances according to blueprints using standard measuring tools and equipment.
- Inspect product during the manufacturing process for adherence to prints, proper manufacturing technique, and other processes.
- Interpret and report testing results and compare them to established specifications and control limits. Generate inspection reports and accept or reject finished goods.
- Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, and finished goods.
- Record inspection and testing data into appropriate systems. Maintain accurate and up-to-date logs.
- Review documentation for compliance and maintain traceability records.
- Collaborate with production teams to implement process improvements and address quality-related issues.
- Recommend modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality.
- Ensure that testing and measuring equipment are properly calibrated and maintained.
- Other duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- At least 2 years of prior experience as a Quality Technician in a metal fabrication environment.
- Working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex concepts.
- Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically in fast-paced manufacturing environments.
- High attention to detail and commitment to maintaining accurate documentation.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and contribute to a positive, supportive atmosphere.
(ADA) Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
- Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information related to job duties.
- Language Ability: Requires speaking with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice.
- Intelligence: Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques related to administrative and clerical duties; to make independent judgments without supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.
- Verbal Aptitude: The ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, and follow oral and written instructions.
- Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide figures.
- Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: talking, expressing, or exchanging ideas through spoken words. (Hearing – perceiving nature of sounds by ear)
- Physical lifting and movement: Ability to walk or stand 8-12 hours a day. Ability to lift, push, pull or move 50 pounds. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend, or reach above the shoulders.