Quality Assurance Lead

Itasca, IL 60143

Employment Type: Contract to Perm Job Category: Other Professional Job Number: Hd347740822 Compensation: $23.4-24.7 / hour

Job Description

Title: Quality Assurance Lead
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8hr shift

Location: Itasca, IL 

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Job Summary:
Quality Technician Lead provides overall front-line support to the production of quality product with a basic understanding of visual inspection using various lab equipment and methods. Provides control and maintenance of fundamental quality systems information with the ability to understand & follow basic testing practices & guidelines; ability to perform measurements & testing on lab equipment provided. In this role the Lead will be able to direct all other Quality Technicians and other employees with discussions for quality issues. 

Job Duties:
  • Adheres to company Safety and Quality policies and procedures
  • Understands and communicates all hazards and safety issues to co-workers and Supervisors.  
  • Properly uses all required personal protective equipment.
  • Promotes and follow all corporate and local OSHE and Quality policy and guidelines
  • Follows all corporate and local policy, procedures, and guidelines
  • Follows all job specific SOP’s, Work Instructions, Form Controlled Documents, and non-SOP’s
  • Follows all GMP and GDP practices
  • Collects and evaluate Injection and Blow Molded product by using various inspection techniques and equipment
  • Reviews the shop floor paper for all customer requirements on the manufacturing process.
  • Reviews Quality Inspection Plan (QIP) and product drawings to ensure revisions are current; report discrepancies as needed.
  • Determines from factory drawing and QIPs what samples are to be taken inspected from each line
  • Performs dimensional examination on all samples as per QIP requirements
  • Alerts management of potential quality problems to assure that defective product or raw materials are not used or shipped to the customer.
  • Has the authority to stop machines / production & communicate issues effectively to QA Manager.
  • Demonstrates organizational ability to complete daily assignments as required to meet internal and external customer requirements in a concise detailed manner.
  • Enters required data with minimal errors in Rea SPC System, follows Good Documentation Practices (GDPs).
  • Audits and maintains accurate records for product capability and traceability.
  • Performs Start of Run Inspection Procedure as required.
  • Performs sample examination to determine acceptable visual quality according to quality standards and customer requirements.
  • Performs appropriate leak detection, flame treatment, drop, and rub any other functional tests.
  • Perform carton label inspection and verify correct packing and packaging procedures as per shop floor paper instructions
  • Understands SPC & is able to interpret quality data and statistics.
  • Applies and enforces Good Manufacturing Practices & HACCP requirements to meet plant goals.
  • Directly responsible for the proper support to the Production Department and all other team members to ensure a positive team environment. 
  • Fulfil QA obligation for the Visual/Attribute Inspection Procedure every other hour and as well as weight checks.

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Previous quality assurance or manufacturing work experience in the plastics industry is preferred
  • Must be able to read, write and speak and understand English.
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Technician preferred.
  • Basic math, computer, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends and nights

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

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