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Quality Testing Technician

Company: Strategic Materials, Inc.
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Strategic Materials is an environmental steward and largest glass recycler in North America, helping to conserve earth's natural resources. Strategic Materials origins started in 1896, recycling glass into a variety of products.

Would you like to grow your skills in a challenging and rewarding career with the largest glass recycling company in North America? We have an exciting job opportunity for you!

We offer Permanent Job, Weekly Pay, Direct Deposit, Overtime Opportunities, Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage, & 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, and the opportunity for growth.

POSITION SUMMARY: A Quality Testing Technician is an individual responsible for testing the quality of inbound and outbound materials and communicate findings relative to material specifications.


  • Not applicable

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, to the extent that such an accommodation does not pose an undue hardship on the Company.
    • Assist in utilizing the SMI Quality system at SMI facility.
    • Lead in ensuring that products and services meet or exceed customer specifications.
    • Perform plant quality checks per SMI's Quality Procedures.
    • Track quality performance, identify problem areas, takes action to contain any deficient material from leaving the facility and undertakes other actions to improve.
    • Assist with plant quality meetings and training of plant employees.
    • Update and maintain Quality records on a computer. Analyze data and produce reports, as requested.
    • Observe Production Line Workers' actions to ensure sampling and testing are done correctly.
    • Perform and document in-process cullet sampling in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOP).
    • Conduct and document incoming and outgoing load inspections.
    • Work with the maintenance personnel to ensure equipment operates efficiently to optimize product quality.
    • Wear appropriate site-specific personal protective equipment (PPE), as required.
    • Understand and adhere to all company operating procedures and company safety policies.
    • Cross-trained in other plant positions, as needed.
    • Any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

      COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.
      • Adaptability - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
      • Communications - Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

        • Dependability - Commits to doing the best job possible. Follows instruction. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Takes responsibility for own actions.
        • Quality - Applies feedback to improve performance. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Displays commitment to excellence. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Monitors own work to ensure quality.
        • Quantity - Achieves established goals. Completes work in timely manner. Meets productivity standards. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly.
        • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interests.

          REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
          • Quality Improvement Process knowledge.
          • Core competencies in Quality Control, Testing, and Auditing, a plus.
          • Able to read and understand Procedures and Test Methods.
          • Capable of operating quality equipment (inspection tables, ovens, etc.).
          • Excellent communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
          • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently, with little supervision.
          • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
          • Color vision.
          • Data entry experience.
          • Capable of using a calculator and laboratory scales and competency with interpreting numbers.
          • Basic computer operation skills (experience with Excel and Outlook).
          • Any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

            REQUIRED PHYSICAL ABILITIES: The physical abilities listed below are bona fide occupational requirements for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

            • Bending - bending/twisting at the waist will be required for extended periods.
            • Standing - standing for extended periods may be required.
            • Walking - walking on flat or uneven surfaces, up and down stairs and on grass or gravel will be required.
            • Sitting - sitting at certain workstations or in powered industrial vehicles may be required.
              • Climbing - will need to climb stairs and climb ladders.

                • Lifting/Carrying - lifting loads up to 50 pounds may be required, and assisting in lifting heavy loads with others may be required.
                • Reaching - the ability to extend arms fully is required.
                • Grasping - the ability to close both hands to grasp small objects is required.
                • Repetitive Movements - the ability to reach and grasp for an extended period is required.

                  • High School diploma or GED is preferred.
                  • Quality Control and Operations experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
                  • Glass processing knowledge is preferred.

                    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described below represent the characteristics an employee will experience while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                    The job requires exposure to the following conditions:
                    • Heights - work at heights above 48 inches may require the wearing of additional safety equipment.
                    • Dust/Fumes - when required employees must be able to wear respiratory protective equipment and/or participate in medical exams as part of our respiratory protection program.
                    • Extreme Heat/Cold - most operational areas are not heated or cooled.
                    • Rain/Snow - work surfaces may become slippery, and appropriate work shoes are required.
                    • Uneven Terrain - employees may be required to walk on surfaces where materials are accumulated, and appropriate work shoes are required.
                    • High Noise Levels -employees may be required to wear hearing protection and/or complete hearing examinations as part of our hearing conservation program.

                      EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: The job requires documentation and demonstrated ability to operate the following equipment.

                      • Not applicable

                        1st Shift Monday 5:00am to 3:30pm

Keywords: Strategic Materials, Inc., St. Paul , Quality Testing Technician, Engineering , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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