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Job Title: In-Process Inspector Department: Quality
Reports To: Quality Manager Status: Non-Exempt
Summary

Responsible to perform first piece, in-process, final, and receiving inspections to verify conformance of product to customer specifications. Inspections are performed by using basic inspection tools to compare parts, materials, and products to drawings or specifications for the purpose of making accept or reject decisions. Responsible to identify, segregate, and process suspect product or materials as needed and participate in sorting or reworking the same when required. Notification to pertinent personnel of any defective conditions found is required continually, for the purpose of rectifying said conditions and maintaining quoted scrap rates. Responsible to perform visual inspections at various work stations and enter production scrap counts hourly into company management system (IQMS). Detailed inspection records and continual communication are required to be maintained, as well as preservation of all quality related samples and retention products. Support the ISO9001 Business Management System (BMS). Perform all other quality related activities as defined in this designated Job Description. This position has the authority to provide disposition for shipment, stop and report any process that is producing nonconforming product, and report to management any safety violations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Understand Midgard’s Quality Policy as it relates to your job.
  • Read and interpret drawings/blueprints, and utilize inspection tools both efficiently and effectively, including calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, pin gages, height gages, etc.
  • Perform visual, dimensional, and functional testing/inspection as per established instructions and procedures for first piece, in-process, and final requirements on product, completing inspection data and records, as well as communicating the outcome of such inspections. These testing and inspection processes are performed for accept or reject decisions.
  • Perform hourly visual inspections at workstations, verifying processes are being followed as per instructions and resulting product meets specifications.
  • On an hourly basis, use tablet to verify work orders are in the 1st position in IQMS, the process cycle times are being met, and then enter scrap data into IQMS to provide real-time production information. Notify the shift Production Supervisor if there is a scrap rate higher than the standard scrap percentage on the Work Order, if cycle times aren’t being met, or if there are any issues found during process verification.
  • Identify, establish, maintain and preserve first piece parts from each molding production lot, as well as quality samples (tagged, bagged, or on boards), for immediate retrieval and availability.
  • Ensure all production and quality samples are provided at each workstation as applicable, before or at the time of start up. Return all samples to designated locations at the end of production runs.
  • Maintain a daily QA Log for any pertinent information related to production issues and/or changes.
  • Perform a walk-thru of the facility with oncoming quality personnel, reviewing parts together and communicating any issues or changes incurred through the shift.
  • Identify, segregate, and process suspect product or materials as per procedure and participate in sorting or reworking the same when required. Continual communication in these instances is required for production purposes.
  • Notify pertinent personnel (supervisors, operators, management, and quality) of any defective conditions found during production, for the purpose of rectifying said conditions and maintaining quoted scrap rates. Provide any historical visual and testing data as needed to assist with processing decisions.
  • Participate in company sponsored training, continuous improvement and team activities.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to display proficiency in blue print and drawing reading, and the use of all measuring devices. Must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily and have factory experience, good trouble shooting skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with all fellow employees in a manner that fosters a “teamwork” environment. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required.

  • Education and/or Experience:

A high school diploma or equivalent is a minimum requirement.  Advanced education is desired. The associate must have experience working with and understanding production procedures, have the ability to comprehend detailed written instructions, and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Quality Assurance experience preferred.

  • Language Skills:

Must know how to read and write English. All paperwork requirements must be in English.

  • Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, set priorities and react to multitask situations in an efficient manner.

  • Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand and reach with hands and arms. Lifting of up to 30 lbs. is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and machinery. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Issues

Employees must be fully aware of the potential hazards in the work area and have comprehensive knowledge of the associated safety standards and procedures.

Job Title: Quality Lead Department: Quality
Reports To: Director of Quality & Employee Development Status: Non-Exempt
Summary

Perform and maintain essential functions within the Quality Department, including but not limited to: Receiving inspection, 1st article inspections, quality alerts, certificates of compliance, sample boards/samples, Inspector training, and quality instructions/processes as needed as part of continuous improvement and product compliance efforts. Read and interpret drawings/blueprints, and utilize inspection tools such as micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, pin gages, and height gages. Support the ISO9001 Business Management System (BMS). Perform all other quality related activities as defined in this designated Job Description. This position has the authority to provide disposition for shipment, stop and report any process that is producing nonconforming product, and report to management any safety violations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Understand Midgard’s Quality Policy as it relates to your job.
  • Essential activities and responsibilities assigned to the ‘Quality Manager’ are to be performed by the Quality Lead position during absences or vacancy of the Quality Manager position.
  • Confers with Supervisors, Production, Engineering, and other Managers as needed to assist with investigations related to quality related issues.
  • Directly interface with all three shifts of Quality Department personnel on a daily basis to ensure continuous communication and resolution of any issues.
  • Utilize measuring equipment efficiently and effectively, including CMM, calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, pin gages, height gages, etc.
  • Perform training of new In-Process Inspectors on job duties and safe work practices, including familiarity with Midgard products and terminology, customer specifications, and upholding of company safety rules.
  • Serve as back up In-Process Inspector for all inspection operations on any shift, when required.
  • Perform 1st Article Inspections when required, prepare reports and maintain records. Communicate report results to Engineering, and any other applicable personnel.
  • Generate C of C’s (Certificates of Compliance) on a daily basis for outgoing product per customer request, and maintain all associated files.
  • Create, edit, and maintain Quality Alerts, and any associated records.
  • Develop documented Quality related work instructions and procedures/processes as needed.
  • Perform timely sorting and/or reworking of non-conforming and suspect materials as needed, ensuring communication of results as required.
  • Perform Receiving Inspection functions and Assembly Department inspection activities daily, maintaining documentation as required.
  • Assist in processing non-conforming and suspect materials through the established system, including reporting, dispositioning of product, internal/external communication, NCSM Ticket Log and record maintenance.
  • Review RMA & Hold Area items for proper identification (Customer & P/N) and documentation (NCSM Ticket or RMA Document), and provide weekly status report of all items to the Director of Quality.
  • Address and resolve vendor quality issues for components, including documentation, internal/external communication, and disposition of product.
  • Assist during the processing of customer complaints as needed, including customer visits and communication when directed.
  • Coordinate the creation and maintenance of quality samples, quality sample boards, and their associated databases, in order to assure continual availability and quick retrieval.
  • Review, scan, and retain material certifications received daily, and maintain existing material certifications to ensure quick retrieval.
  • Review and approve color chips received using previously established color chips, approved samples, or other specifications. Resolve variances found and communicate issues as needed. Retain color chips through established system.
  • Review and scan completed inspection plans, ensuring any issues or missing data is addressed before retention. This includes editing inspection requirements or notes upon verification of change.
  • Perform in-house calibration processes as per schedule, update and maintain calibration log, schedule outsourced needs, communicate calibration schedule internally, and maintain all associated documentation and records as needed.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily and have factory experience, good trouble shooting skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with all fellow employees in a manner that fosters a “teamwork” environment. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required.

  • Education and/or Experience:

A high school diploma or equivalent is a minimum requirement.  Advanced education is desired. The associate must have experience working with and understanding production procedures, have the ability to comprehend detailed written instructions, and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Quality Assurance experience preferred.

  • Language Skills:

Must know how to read and write English. All paperwork requirements must be in English.

  • Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, set priorities and react to multitask situations in an efficient manner.

  • Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand and reach with hands and arms. Lifting of up to 30 lbs. is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and machinery. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Issues

Employees must be fully aware of the potential hazards in the work area and have comprehensive knowledge of the associated safety standards and procedures.