• Quality Technician

    Location US-IL-East Alton
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/22/2018 9:21 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Manufacturing Salary - All Openings
  • Overview

    GBC Metals, LLC, doing business as Olin Brass, utilizes more than 60 different copper-based alloys to produce specialized sheet and strip products for a variety of end uses. Primary markets for our high-performance products include automotive, microelectronic, and communication interconnects, as well as a long history in the supply of standard alloys in the manufacture of ammunition, coinage, and builders’ hardware. We draw strength and success from the dedication of our employees, many of whom have spent decades working in our industry. We currently have an opportunity for a Quality Technician at our East Alton, Illinois, facility.


    Purpose of Role

    Supervise and coordinate activities of employees engaged in supporting containment activities throughout the Mill Products operation to ensure defective product does not reach the customer.  Regular engagement with employees to ensure activities are occurring and opportunities for improvement are being identified and completed.  Apply knowledge of products, processes, and production methods to assure the production of quality product.  Strive for continuous improvement in all areas of responsibility. Utilize creativity and positive outlook to accomplish a wide variety of tasks.


    Core Accountabilities

    • Ensure vision maps are accurate and thorough to provide best opportunity for successful containment. Drive a closed loop process for yield improvements by communicating chronic issues or issues of concern utilizing data to drive improvements.
    • Instruct and coach employees in the proper operating, quality and safety procedures for each position under indirect supervision. Instruct employees on the use of quality tools to drive process improvements especially in slitting and inspection area.  Support activities that push containment upstream to drive quality at the source activities.
    • Establish and enforce performance levels and expectations in areas of safety, quality and productivity. Assist in improving safety performance in the plant and active participation in driving safety improvements.  Understand and support the VPP process.
    • Support and encourage employee involvement in continuous improvement activities including Safety Excellence, Maintenance Excellence/TPM, and Lean Manufacturing. Support needs of the ISO business system via adherence to calibration schedules, conducting audits including LPA audits and properly dispositioning non-conforming material. 
    • Confirm products conform to specifications and direct setup and adjustments of machines as required to meet product specifications. Contribute to and support the standard work of the Vision Department while identifying areas of non-value added work or waste that can be eliminated.  Drive improvements for shift to shift transitions within the department. 


    Position Requirements

    1. Required: Associates Degree in Science or Technology OR 5 years’ manufacturing experience;
      Preferred: Technical, Manufacturing or Business Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 5 years’ manufacturing supervision experience; 
    2. Familiar with manufacturing, safety and quality concepts, practices and procedures;
    3. Ability to communicate (verbal and written) technical information and strong organizational skills;
    4. Strong skill set in ISO 9001 requirements is preferred.

    Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veteran




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