The Quality Technician II is responsible for the testing and auditing of manufacturing processes and products to ensure the product quality meets Andis and customer standards. The Quality Technician II will work with a variety of inspection and test equipment and methods, processes, and products, ensuring proper procedures are being followed and documented in order to maintain product quality and traceability. The Quality Technician II will also assist to ensure nonconforming product is appropriately identified and removed from the production flow until such product can be dispositioned. The Quality Technician II will compile, report, and evaluate data to determine and improve upon the quality and reliability of Andis products and processes.
Upholds Andis Core Values of Excellence, Integrity, and Respect in all work-related activities.
Supports and positively impacts Quality Assurance Department Metrics and Andis Company KPI’s.
Supports the activities of the quality, manufacturing, product/design engineers in day-to-day manufacturing and production activities and issues with customers and suppliers.
Primarily responsible for program development and measurement with CMM/Vision Systems.
Primarily responsible for performing all in-house calibration and maintaining calibration records in database.
Assists with training and instruction for production operators and QA Tech I’s in Quality Best Practices.
Assists Quality Engineers with development of specialty gages.
Monitors production processing via 1st Piece Inspections using proper equipment and techniques; and ensures production personnel are following procedure for ongoing production checks.
Performs process audits and reports findings.
Operate various test equipment (e.g. spectrophotometer, profilometer, force gauges, Fluke meter) and collects data.
Prepares quality documentation and reports by collecting data, analyzing results, and summarizing information and trends including but not limited to: First Piece Inspections, FAIRs, Capability Studies, Corrective Actions, PPAP’s, Gage R&Rs, and Continuous Improvement Projects.
Inspects materials, products, purchased parts, services, assemblies, accessories, and work in progress for conformance to written specification documents (e.g. engineering and process drawings, control plans, and other various quality forms and documents) in the production and incoming receiving inspection areas.
Cleans, sets-up, tests, verifies and performs preventative and corrective maintenance on precision measuring instruments as required. Assists in the development, design, and quoting of custom specialty gages.
Fills out nonconforming material report forms and follows the perscibed procedures for controlling and staging nonconforming parts, components or material.
Drafts written procedures for part qualification, calibration, and precision measuring.
Assists shop personnel, supervisors, engineers and managers with problem solving – root cause analysis – corrective actions.
Utilize and support the use of 8D/A3 Problem solving techniques.
Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or a minimum of three-years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge and application of problem-solving techniques, Pareto charts and Fishbone diagrams.
Blueprint reading skills (GD&T) and basic match.
Proficient in use and programing of CMM, 3D Laser Scanners, and Vision Systems.
Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, Access, and Outlook.
Ability to follow written and verbal work instructions and procedures.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong ability to work without supervision.
Strong desire and ability to work within a team environment.
Strong desire for growth and continuous improvement.
Experience working in an ISO 9001 Certified Company preferred, but not required.
Experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment strongly desired, but not required.
Experience with Minitab or QI Macros is preferred, but not required.
Andis Company, a family held business founded in 1922, is a leading manufacturer of handheld tools to trim, cut, curl, straighten and dry hair. The company's products are purchased in more than 90 countries by barbers and salon professionals, consumers, hotels, motels, resorts, small animal groomers and large animal groomers and shearers.