Quality Technician

Company History

Power/mation is a nationally recognized distributor specializing in advanced automation hardware and software products as well as solutions. We help our customers improve their manufacturing processes by assisting them in the application of unique automation solutions in the following technology areas: motion control, logic control, software, sensors, vision, safety, power transmission, panel components and solutions.

Power/mation began in 1961 and has grown to multiple locations within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas.

Responsibilities

The Quality Technician works with the production supervisor and solutions staff to successfully and profitably produce electrical and or mechanical sub-assemblies, modifications of components and part kits.

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Reading and interpreting drawings and specifications to identify appropriate inspection and verification methods

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Working with engineers and production supervisors on new projects, prototyping and build process requirements

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Creation of image-based work instructions and quality criteria for each new internal production build and periodically assess existing production builds and work instructions for accuracy

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Creation and recording of quality records as needed or required

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Performing inspection testing on completed builds and in-process inspections as needed

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Proficient in the use of a variety of measurement tools (calipers, micrometers, microscopes, etc.)

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Assisting with process improvement projects, CA/PA investigations and determining root cause analysis for known product failures

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Coordinating the organization of controlled documents as issued by the design and operations teams

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Monitoring non-conforming material incident files and quality on hold inventory and review for trends and patterns

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Assisting the Production Supervisor and Engineering Manager in designing and implementing necessary changes to policy and procedure resulting from failure events

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Assisting production at the technician level for capacity reasons

Qualifications

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High school diploma or equivalent

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Minimum of one year of experience working as a quality technician and minimum of five years electromechanical experience preferred

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Excellent computer skills, including typing and the use of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word and Excel)

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Understanding of mathematical calculations involving basic statistics and operational data

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Experience with basic measurement equipment for part and product inspection

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Good verbal and written communication skills

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Ability to work well with others and train as needed

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Demonstrate ability to communicate well with co-workers

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Strong problem-solving skills

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Ability to operate test equipment in order to perform required test on electrical and electronic products

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Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple and changing priorities in order to complete assigned tasks and meet customer requirements

Benefits

Medical and dental plan, life insurance with AD&D, long term disability, health savings accounts, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, voluntary life insurance, voluntary vision insurance, 401K with company match feature, discretionary profit sharing plan, educational assistance, paid time off, paid holidays including birthday and service anniversary.