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Katecho Quality Lead II (D2) - Thursday-Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Starting at $16/hr in Des Moines, Iowa

Quality Lead II (D2) - Thursday-Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Starting at $16/hr

+ + Job Tracking ID: 512885-752940

  • Job Location: Des Moines, IA

  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)

  • Level of Education: High School/GED

    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: December 11, 2020

  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years

  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Job Title

Quality Lead II - Production

Position/Level

Lead II

FLSA Status

Hourly Non-Exempt

Department

Quality Control

Reports to

Quality Supervisor

SUMMARY

Responsible for testing equipment, product, inspecting materials, work in process, final product, and accurately recording the findings according to procedures, instructions, engineering drawings, and training. Must evaluate rejects and product defects and make decisions regarding the status of the product based on the inspection criteria. Must report failures or non-conformance processes to Production Manager or Quality Supervisor.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as a quality auditor throughout the production process and in the final product testing phase. Partners with quality and engineering teams to do verification tests, product review checks and validation tests, including, but not limited to all areas of production assembly and product development.

  • Follow applicable procedures, instructions, engineering drawings, and training.

  • Test and/or inspect the quality of the equipment, materials, work in process, and final product in a timely manner according to established written Quality Department procedures, engineering drawings, and documentation. This includes critical inspection items that may affect the function of the product.

  • Evaluate rejects and product defects and make decisions regarding the status of the product based on the inspection criteria. This includes evaluating the severity of the rejects.

  • Able to do product testing, validation, life studies, and calibrations. This could include the preparation of any paperwork associated with such tasks.

  • Interface with supervision and/or management to ensure quality rejects and/or problems are brought to the attention of responsible personnel. This may include interfacing with employees in other departments.

  • Repeatedly test existing products or prototypes under real-world conditions in order to determine how long a product will last, what parts will break down first and how to improve durability.

  • Complete all documents and records required.

  • Fill-in and work as an effective member of the team as an Inspector or Lab Technician as needed.

  • Keep work areas clean, organized and well maintained to ensure a safe work environment.

  • Mentor employees as needed in terms of the products and/or processes.

  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required.

AUTHORITY

  • Reject nonconforming product.

  • Approve all finished products by confirming specifications and conducting required tests.

  • Request necessary supplies and resources required to complete the jobs assigned.

  • Interface with other departments to ensure all quality rejects and/or problems are brought to the attention of responsible personnel.

  • Suggest improved or alternative methods of inspecting and/or testing product.

  • Audit throughout production floor to ensure production standards are met.

Experience and Skills:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • Able to correctly inspect and test product according to instructions, engineering drawings, and training.

  • Able to correctly use required tools, fixtures, rulers, testing equipment, etc. involved in the testing and inspection processes.

  • Able to read and understand the product criteria on engineering drawings and blueprints.

  • Able to recognize quality problems with equipment, materials, work in process, and final product, and to inspect for critical items that may affect the function of the product.

  • Able to inspect product and perform all other required duties in a timely manner as outlined by department supervision and management.

  • Able to mentor employees as needed throughout the production process.

  • Able to work and communicate well with others as well as keen attention to detail.

  • Able to complete necessary documents and records as required.

  • Able to read and write English.

  • Good work attendance and dependability.

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to pass a background check.

  • Must be able to complete a position assessment test.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and operate a computer. The employee is regularly required to use hands to grasp, finger or handle objects and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color determination. This employee must occasionally lift and /or exert force from 25 up to 75 pounds. Push and/or pull up to 300 pounds.

A Quality Lead assigned to the Receiving Inspection area must frequently lift and/or exert force from 25 up to 75 pounds. Push and/or pull up to 300 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

May either sit at a workstation to inspect product, or may be required to move around while inspecting (i.e. auditing throughout production floor, incoming inspection, final product inspecting, shipping, etc.)

Benefits

PPO/HMO Health, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Options, LTD/STD Options, 401(k).

PTO: 1st year: 1 week/year (36hrs). 2-9years: 2 weeks/year (72hrs). 10+ years: 3 weeks/year (108hrs).

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