Quality Technician

Aurora, CO | Manufacturing | Full-Time

$70,000 - $90,000

General Position Summary

We are seeking a motivated individual for our Aurora facility who thrives in a fast-paced environment, working with multiple projects and interdisciplinary teams. The Quality Technician inspects and tests incoming parts from supply chain companies and internally produced components/vehicles to meet the quality standards and systems required. The Quality Technician assists and supports the Quality Engineers by providing production expertise to resolve quality issues within the production operation. Ensures the product meets customer’s requirements (both internal and external) at each stage of its manufacturing process, carrying out relevant testing. Where required, takes corrective action to rectify non-conformance issues. Reports quality issues data, ensuring the Quality Management System (QMS) is adhered to at all stages. Able to pass Jaeger Near Vision Acuity Test, Color Perception (Ishihara Test), and Shades of Gray Test     

Essential Job Functions

The following represents a representative sample of essential functions and responsibilities for the position. This list is not exhaustive, and additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required by the position and business
  • Carry out product tests and thorough independent final inspection of finished assemblies to defined procedures, formally reporting all defects
  • Responsible for checking, progressing and collating accurate build and inspection records
  • Provide technical support in the areas of machine pre-delivery inspection, receiving inspection, and production line quality support activities
  • Inspect and auditing of all components and all stages of the manufacturing process
  • Investigate any quality issues to identify root cause and raise appropriate corrective action paperwork and ensure issues are addressed and resolved
  • Ensure compliance and assist with adherence to the QMS (ISO 9001:2015)
  • Support regular inspection meetings with representatives from appropriate departments to establish an action plan for improving build quality
  • Attend and report at regular improvement meetings, providing secure preventative actions to external and internal quality related concerns
  • Ensure all products flow through the inspection department
  • Ensure all incidents of non-conformance are recorded
  • Maintain the calibration system, ensuring all equipment is correctly calibrated
  • Assist the Quality Engineer with new product introduction
  • Manage manufacturing master drawings to ensure build standard control is maintained on assigned projects
  • Produce management feedback on performance in areas of responsibility
  • Carry out internal audits of other departments
  • Undertake special projects as required
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Quality control of work by appropriate reviews
  • Support and participate in process improvement activities
  • Write simple reports and provide information to management
  • Achieve goals within budget
  • Plan projects or subtasks so they may be tracked and presented
  • Be aware and work to achieve the Key Performance Indicators 
  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions
  • Undertake continuous training and development
  • Participate in root cause analysis and resolving problems
  • Agree the approach to be taken to assigned tasks
  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of quality systems
  • Knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge
  • Understanding of ISO 9000:215 Requirements
  • Knowledge of measurement systems, tools, and techniques
  • Understanding of engineering drawings
  • Understanding manufacturing processes
  • Commercial and financial awareness with full understanding of how failure impacts business financials, customer satisfaction and future orders
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Planning and prioritizing activities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to effectively communicate job requirements to employees.
  • Strong math ability, college level algebra or higher
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of health and safety practices
  • Team working skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Liaise and communicate with other departments
  • Support the engineers

  • MS Office, PDX, MS SharePoint, MS Teams

Education and Experience

  • Associates degree in technology field

  • Yellow or Better Lean 6 Six Sigma Certification (preferred)
  • ASQ CQI Certification