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Quality Technician

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We have a brilliant new opportunity for an experienced QA Technician to join our client based in Spennymoor. This role is going to be starting out on a temporary basis but is to lead on to a permanent contract for the right person. 

Reporting directly to The Quality Coordinator, you will be responsible for:
  • Maintaining product quality within the manufacturing department to ISO/TS 16949: 2009 requirements
  • Supporting the Shift Team Leaders and Production personnel with all Quality related issues

Main Duties Include:
  • Carrying out the 1st Off Procedure – Recording weights, measuring parts, fusion testing and recording on QA computer – return completed 1st off’s to press for run verification
  • Preparation of all Final Audit Inspection Record Sheets – Performing the final audit procedure, completing product verification sheets, recording & maintaining the documentation. Ensure all completed final audit sheets are copied and passed to Quality Coordinator for dry weight recording.
  • Preparing Tool Change Requirements – Ensure fit & function gauges, CQS sheets, I/D cards, bar code labels, last Off samples are available for tool changes to take place. Reviews CQS & SPC data is correct to manufacturing / engineering pack requirements.
  • Carry out the daily production Process quality audit – As requested, recording non-conformity / findings, liaising with Team Leaders / Process Technicians to resolve all Quality related issues
  • Support when applicable the Hourly Wet Weight & Fit & Function requirements on all Production Presses. Completing SPC sheets and communicating with Team Leaders / Process Technicians if Weight specifications are not being maintained.
  • Fit & Function Gauges – Understanding the requirements of the Fit & Function gauge in order to check parts effectively. Ensure the Fit & Function gauges are clean and fit for use, perform regular checks and clean as necessary.
  • Last Off – Inspecting the Last Off parts from previous run, completing label information, record into Last Off log. Ensure parts are retained correctly for the next production run
  • SPC sheets – Ensure correct sheets are available at the start of the shift, review the sheets with Wet weight information, and inform Team Leaders / Technician when parts fall out of specification, or are not completed on time. Ensure all completed sheets are passed to Quality Co-ordinator for Wet weight recording.
  • Use of Measuring Equipment – Using Digital Verniers, Digital Probes, Height Gauge, Fusion Meter to ensure parts are within specification
  • Re-Subs – Ensure weekly Re-subs are performed in time and information entered onto computer
  • 5s / Housekeeping – Responsible for keeping the work area safe and tidy, clean up at the end of each shift, Ensure the computer and lights are switched off when required. Ensure the oven is switched off after the last shift of the week and not left on during the weekend.
  • Customer Concerns – Ability to communicate effectively with customers during customer visits in dealing with Complaints / Concerns. Checking / Verifying / Re-working parts to customer requirements. Lead site containment if required.
  • Sample inspection of Finished Product – To confirm compliance as required, against the drawing standard
  • Complete Layout Inspections/NPI – To trial data capture and measurement studies
  • Other duties as required
  • Previous experience working within a QA Technician role
  • Experience within manufacturing
  • Competent in using measuring equipment and gauges
  • Understanding of 5S techniques
  • Ability to carry out inspection audits

Due to the high volume of candidates responding to our adverts unfortunately we are not always able to provide individual feedback. If you don't hear from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We will however keep your details on file and you may be contacted about other opportunities in the future. 

How to apply


Ref KES-V/5212-YMDF

Job title Quality Technician

Area Spennymoor

Salary Starting salary of £9.91 an hour, rising to £11.76 an hour once trained.

Hours of work 3 Shifts Monday-Friday / 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, 10pm-6am

Permanent / Temporary Temp