Quality Technician
Husqvarna USA - Orangeburg, SC

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Position/Job Description: This position will provide quality support (Quality Process Auditing) to the Production and support functions for an assigned area of the plant.

Primary Areas of Responsibility:
• Responsible for ensuring Quality activities are in effect for the areas they are assigned. This includes all process documentation required-visual aids and Quality Alerts, work instructions, tools, tool lists, and critical torque specifications-as defined, controlled and available for operators, supervisors and QA personnel.

• Responsible for data collection and reporting.
• Responsible for ensuring process audits, internal audits (QMS) and layered audits are completed accurately and on time.
• Responsible for verifying effectiveness of CA’s, and for participating in line-side problem solving activities
• Responsible for the control of nonconforming material and all containment activities in their area(s).
• Responsible for compliance with applicable section(s), procedures and work instructions required to maintain ISO 9001 registration.
Responsible for executing the appropriate quality planning activities and deliverables. Essential Duties:
• Train, direct and monitor the Plant Quality Activities in their assigned area(s).
• Ensure the integrity of data and accurate record completion.
• Ensure traceability of metrology equipment to data records.
• Ensure all equipment is properly used, properly handled and adequately stored.
• Prepare and perform QMS audits as directed by Process Quality Engineer.
• All other tasks as assigned by Process Quality Engineer.
Job Requirements :
• Minimum requirement: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
• Basic Quality knowledge (ASQ)
• Basic problem solving skills (ASQ)
• ISO 9001 Quality Standard
• Basic Quality Auditing skills (ASQ)
• Minimum 3 months of manufacturing/quality experience
Supervisory Requirements:
• None.
• Fluency in English is required (written and oral)
• Fluency in other languages is an advantage
Skills and Capabilities:
• Working knowledge of quality systems-inspection and test, calibration, measurement, process auditing, document control, quality auditing.
• Advanced knowledge of GD & T and blue print reading.
• Advanced knowledge of using metrology equipment (Hardness testing, Height gages, Micrometers, etc,) as applicable.
• Ability to train employees in quality related activities.
• Must be able to effectively use written and verbal communication skills.
• Interpersonal skills (e.g., tact/diplomacy, listening, negotiation, consulting).
• Knowledge and experience with QMS requirements-procedures, work instructions, compliance, auditing records for compliance, etc.
• Understanding the importance of customer satisfaction, both internal and external.
• Understanding Lean Manufacturing, Single Piece Flow, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, 5S and Visual Factory
• Creating Work Instructions
• Knowledge and application of Mechanical Inspection, MSA, GR&R, Sampling Plan, DOE, SPC, and Capability study.
• Analysis and reporting Cost of Quality for process improvement(s).
• CMM Programming, layout and operation as applicable to assigned area(s)
• Able to perform destructive testing as applicable to assigned area(s)
• Ability to use basic computer programs (Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Minitab or other

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