Quality Technician in Kent, WA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 9/12/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Kent, WA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/12/2021

Job Description

The Company 

US Wire Group is the parent of three independent companies (five manufacturing facilities) which produce steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. US Wire Group is part of the Metals Processing Group and wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC.

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturer's representatives and an established network of independent distributors. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities.

The Position 

 

The Quality Control Technician tests and inspects products at various stages of the production process and compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products. 

 

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Performs, records, and evaluates chemical and physical tests necessary to control production processes or evaluate quality of in-process and finished goods (tensile, bend, torsion, acid/base chemistry)
  • Recommends corrective measures and determines corrective actions to be taken.
  • Reports deviation from quality levels and standard practice to immediate supervisor and shift foreman.
  • Ensures that practices being used are in accordance with standard practice data.
  • Provides technical assistance to department heads in project and experimental work.
  • Identifies all rejected material and assists in its reclassification and disposition.
  • Provides technical support for experimental and project work by recording and correlating operating data and results.
  • Recommends improvements in process, standard practices and product evaluation.
  • Performs process audits as determined by operating procedures and job work practices.
  • Other as assigned

 

Job Requirements

 

  • Two years of post-high school education; or one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business procedures, specifications, and technical procedures.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • comfortable working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Must be at least intermediate skill level in Excel.
  • Must be able to pass preemployment background, drug/alcohol, and physical screenings
  • Must be able to work independently, as a team, and be able to work with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to think strategically and problem solve
  • Authorized to work for any employer in the United States of America

 

Physical Requirements

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for physical inspection, hand and eye coordination, depth perception
  • Must be able to stand, walk and sit occasional to frequent.
  • Must be able to work in a dusty environment around metals
  • Hearing – must be able to hear others and warning sounds of forklift and other heavy machinery
  • Speech – must be able to communicate effectively with others while working
  • Smell – must be able to smell various chemicals and gasses
  • Must be able to squat, stoop, twist, climb, crawl, reach, grasp, and fine manipulation, and bend occasional to frequent

Key Competencies

 

  • Innovation Focus - Confident ability to drive change and express and advocate for new ideas and ways of doing things. Willingness to take appropriate business risks, recognizing that to succeed overall, one will occasionally fail.
  • Collaborative Style – Engages stakeholders in problem solving and decision making. Is adept at bringing people together to tackle issues rather than dictate solutions. Has a collegial, inclusive working style and is professional and courteous. Builds strong relationships both internally and externally. Is both confident and humble.
  • Communication Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively deliver and reinforce consistent messages at all levels. Excellent listening skills.
  • Analytical – collect and enter accurate data
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures