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Intralox®

Quality Specialist

Location:

Baltimore/Washington D.C.

Category

Manufacturing & Production

Division

Intralox
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We are currently searching for an experienced and highly analytical Quality Specialist to join our Equipment Manufacturing Quality Department. As the Quality Specialist, you will oversee/conduct incoming inspection, inspect finished goods as well as in line audits.  The chosen candidate will perform regular product evaluations, record inspection results, and recommend improvements to the production process. To excel in this role, applicants should demonstrate great ability to respond, diagnose, and resolve multiple quality issues simultaneously while communicating relevant information with all stakeholders.

Intralox is a division of Laitram, L.L.C., with an extensive portfolio of innovative products and services that improve lives and optimize business worldwide each day. Intralox’s conveyance solutions enhance food safety, power e-commerce, and solve challenges for industries from automotive to industrial manufacturing to consumer goods.

Together, our 3,000+ global employees are reliable problem solvers, continuously developing and directly delivering solutions that have driven our customers’ growth worldwide for more than 45 years. We consistently and sustainably work together to create long-term value by continuously improving products, services, and processes for our customers. Our award-winning customer service team provides comprehensive support and access to technical experts to deliver fast, reliable solutions. 

Intralox was founded upon the principle of doing the right thing, by treating customers, employees, and suppliers with honesty, fairness, and respect.  We aim as a company to practice these principles every day, which is why we have been consistently recognized for innovation and workplace excellence.

We listen objectively, think creatively, and deliver results.  To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our company page.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond, diagnose, and resolve issues on the shop floor.
  • Communicate with vendors on non-conformance
  • Work cross functionally with internal and external teams/contacts to solve problems and determine root cause to resolution. 
  • Work and collaborate with diverse groups of internal, cross-functional teams to solve problems
  • Is Self-Managed and able to be productive with minimal guidance.
  • Perform regular quality assessments on all incoming materials from vendors and outgoing products for shipping.
  • Reject all products and materials that fail to meet quality expectations and if necessary, form and Implement a containment plan.
  • Read engineering drawings, plans, and specifications to understand the requirements of parts/products and services.
  • Measure product dimensions, trouble-shoot functionality, and compare the final product to the specifications.
  • Recommend improvements to the production process to ensure quality control.
  • Document inspection outcomes by completing detailed reports and performance records.
  • Teach the production team about quality control concerns to improve product excellence.
  • Conduct the incoming quality inspection process.
  • Resolve quality-related issues with a sense of urgency and in a timely manner.
  • Encourage an environment of teamwork and convey the concepts of the Laitram Business Philosophy with the department.
  • Assess quality performance and develop strategic plans, processes, and metrics to improve performance.
  • Performs a variety of complicated Quality Assurance tasks.
  • May be assigned medium to large sized projects to accomplish independently
  • May work closely with and direct Quality and Manufacturing associates to complete projects
  • Relies on and creates instructions and establishes guidelines to perform the functions of the job
  • Good attitude in stressful situations

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent qualification and 3-5 years of experience OR Undergraduate degree in a technical or quantitative field
  • Certification in Quality Control is preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Hands on experience with mechanical systems
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Good math and technical skills.
  • Experience working in a Quality Assurance role
  • Strong problem-solving and project management skills
  • Strong understanding of quality control standards and testing techniques.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and under the pressure of deadlines
  • Possess a strong attention to detail
  • Willing to work overtime and on weekends as required
  • Willing and able to perform a variety of tasks in support of short- and long-term goals of the Manufacturing division
  • Travel to vendors and customer sites overnight stay may be required
  • Functional knowledge of statistics
  • Able to lift 50lbs
Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in an equipment engineer-to-order and assemble-to-order manufacturing environment
  • Possess an ASQ or equivalent certification
  • Experience in a mass production inspection environment
  • Experience implementing SPC and/or Six-Sigma concepts
  • Experience in or aptitude for Quality
  • Knowledge of best practices for the Quality Assurance function in a Manufacturing environment
  • Experience with quality tools such as CMM or other measuring systems.

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