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Quality Assurance Lead

Company: Zoltek
Location: Saint Peters
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Title: Quality Assurance Lead Reports to: QC Manager Location: St. Peters, MO Job Summary: Provide supervision for the Quality Lab team. Responsible for aiding and maintaining the Document Control System, Calibration System, Non-conformance Reporting and other production and quality related documentation. Oversees training and supporting laboratory operations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Places top priority on all employee's safety at all times * Frequently visits Quality Technicians in work stations to ensure that they are working safely and according to operating instructions * Be knowledgeable about personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety procedures required in the lab * Comply and assist with consistently enforcing all Company Safety policies and procedures. * Set and maintain priorities for and oversight of lab personnel in regards to product testing and stamping to meet shipment demands * Create documentation needed for the shipment of conforming product. (i.e.-Certificate of Analysis (COA)) * Aid in the management of the Document Control system. * Maintain training records * Oversee, maintain, and analyzes any data collection reports directed by the Quality Manager: Examples, but not limited to: Straightness data, Lab data. * Immediately report any nonconformities to Quality Manager including downward or degradation in test results trends * Comply and assist with enforcing all Company policies and procedures. * Provide timely, honest, and constructive feedback to personnel regarding matters related to safety, performance, behavior, etc. * Aid in Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action directed by Management Team * Aid and support the maintenance of and adherence to ISO 9001. * Perform regular scheduled internal audits as directed by the management team * Perform various lab tests relating to carbon fiber products. * These tests include but not limited to: DSC, Viscosity * Participate in various projects, such as Gage R&R, writing procedures, audits and continuous improvements. * Assist various R&D projects, as required, by attaining test data, analyzing results, and preparing samples. * Maintain Calibration system by performing calibrations and outsourcing as required. * Maintain a clean and professional environment in the Quality Control laboratory. * Perform other duties as required by the Quality Manager. Qualifications: * High school education required, Associate degree preferred * 3-5 years' experience in Quality required * Experience in laboratory environment utilizing test equipment preferred * Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written) in an effective, constructive manner. Specifically, Foreman must display the ability to actively listen, identify and be sensitive towards non-verbal communication, show empathy towards others, diffuse and/or resolve conflict, and make recommendations. * Demonstrated ability to train, mentor, and motivate personnel * Good math skills. * Ability to think through complex processes. * Computer knowledge (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) * Some mechanical aptitude for minor adjustment and calibrations. * Capabilities to read, understand, and analyze customer specifications. Physical Demands * The physical demands of this job are active and the employee must be able to sit, stand, walk and climb; have use of hands and fingers; talk see and hear. * Some material handling. Work Environment: * Laboratory in office setting. * Some work with chemicals. * The employee will be exposed to a plant environment which contains noise, moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. Zoltek is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status. Internal Application Process: Employees seeking consideration for an internal job opening must be in good standing (no disciplinary actions) and must be meeting performance expectations in their current roles to be approved for a potential transfer/promotion. The steps in the internal application process are as follows: 1. Notify your direct supervisor of your desire to be considered for the open position. 2. Apply for the position via the company website Upload your updated resume and describe your motivation and qualifications for the position. 3. Based on your qualifications for the new position, you may be invited to participate in the interview process to determine the best qualified candidate for the job, including outside applicants. 4. If accepted, your direct supervisor will be informed and establish a timeline for the transfer.

Keywords: Zoltek, Saint Peters , Quality Assurance Lead, Other , Saint Peters, Missouri

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