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Quality Technician

Company: Trivium Packaging
Location: Blacksburg
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

 

THIS IS WHO WE ARE
We are a global leader in metal packaging with high aspirations. Established in 2019 through a merger, we are a start-up company with 125 years of experience and roughly 3 BEUR in revenues. Our thousands of employees in about 60 locations in over 20 countries are ready to push the limits of what packaging can do with a clear focus on sustainability and innovation. We realize that there are no easy answers. Real sustainability is a complex challenge after all, but we know science-based innovation and circular-economy thinking will drive progress. We also know we are not alone in this. That’s why we partner with our customers, scientists and sustainability thought leaders to innovate faster, better and more holistically.
Join us in re-thinking packaging for good.

 

Primary Purpose:

Under the direction of the Quality Manager; is responsible for executing required functions of the quality department to assure product safety and quality.   Prepares, reviews, and audits quality information according to established quality assurance plans.  Additional responsibilities may include Hold for Inspection (HFI) sampling, corporate and plant project support, data collection for Customer Complaints  and  British  Retail  Consortium  (BRC)  certification  initiatives.  This  role  provides  daily support of Managers, Operations Lead personnel, Operator Technicians and may include training of new employees in quality systems, functions and tasks.

 

Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

?     Comply with safety policies and practices while maintaining a safe work environment and inspection equipment (labs)

?    Assist with the HFI process to include documentation, production accounting, disposition, reworactivities, AQL or sampling, and the HFI areasPerform daily quality records review of the continuous verification process as required.

?    Perform audits of various quality systems as required.

?     Assist in the maintenance of quality function documentation such as forms, instructions, training guides, as well as records for Food/Product Safety & GMP compliance in accordance with record retention policies & requirement

?    Attain proficiency and qualification in all quality checks

?    Perform incoming material inspections and verifications as required

?     Assist in the coordination of SMA’s with the production team as necessary including collect and organization of relevant data

?    Assist in quality functions required for commissioning activities

?    Establish and maintain 5S and a high level of housekeeping standards

?    Perform successfully in a self-directed work team environment

?    Support Plant and Corporate projects which require data collection and analysis

?    Assist in new hire training as required

?    Other responsibilities as assigned

 

Skills & Competencies:

?    Exceptional written/verbal communication, organization and facilitation skills

?    Computer proficiency to include Microsoft Office suite applications.

?    Ability to coach, train, mentor, and facilitate job tasks

?     Excellent people skills, high energy and positive cultural fit and attitude

?     Ability to solve complex problems outside of normal processes

 

Education and or Experience:

?     Associate degree, Equivalent Technical School Degree/Certification OR a High School diploma with 2 years manufacturing experience in a technical Quality role.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

?      Experience in container manufacturing.

?      Working knowledge of SPC

?      Strong quality related background as well as technical background/aptitude

?      Proficient with quality control chart interpretation and corrective action identification

?      Lean Manufacturing experience

 

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 regularly to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel and talk or hear. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 15 pounds and frequently lift between 15- 75 pounds. There is no continual lifting with this job description. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision as well as color recognition.

Good hand eye coordination is necessary.   Occasionally 1-33%, frequently 34-66% and continuously

67-100% of the time.

 

Average hours per week        50 or 36/48

Usual shift worked is               8 or 12 hours

 

Stand                                     50%

Sit                                          20%

Walk                                       30%

Lift                                          10%

Twist                                      15%

Squat                                     20%

Crawl                                       as required

Climb                                       as required

Bend                                        15%

Reach above shoulders          as required

Work at heights                       as required

 

This position requires ability to lift:

 

Up to 15 lbs                             Frequently

16-30 lbs                                 Occasionally

31-50 lbs                                 Occasionally

51-75  lbs                                Occasionally

76-100 lbs                               Not required

Over 100 lbs                            Not required

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is very loud.  Employees must wear hearing protection and all other assigned personal protective equipment. Temperature can range from extreme cold (<40 degrees) to extreme heat (>95 degrees). The atmosphere contains fumes, dust and odors.

 

Special Hazards:

Any degree of Chemicals used in the manufacturing process

Mechanical hazards from machinery

Noise levels >90 DB’s

 

BRINGING YOUR TRUE SELF TO WORK

To reach our goals, we know we need colleagues at all levels who are truly diverse in every way. That’s why we are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people and It’s business critical for us to ensure all our people have what they need to perform at their best and can be their true selves at work.

Keywords: Trivium Packaging, Blacksburg , Quality Technician, Other , Blacksburg, Virginia

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