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Otter Tail Corporation Quality Assurance Lead in Lakeville, Minnesota

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$2,000 Sign-on Bonus!

1st Shift

Company Overview: BTD is a fast growing metalworking company. We provide custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands. Our 900+ employees work from five facilities throughout the Midwest. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our clients the best value possible. We are also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.

Summary: Assist the Quality Assurance Manager by arranging work assignments for the QA staff, ensuring each job is completed accurately, efficiently, and on time. In conjunction with the Quality Assurance Manager, matches personnel with technical resources to answer quality-related questions that arise so customer standards and satisfaction are met. Communicates effectively with all shifts and shift leaders within and outside of the Quality Assurance Department ensuring the pace of high priority work is maintained and technical job-related questions are answered.

Safety is #1 at BTD: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists/trains where needed in the general duties of Quality Technicians at all BTD sites as necessary.

  • Assures QA staff follows the scheduled work load to insure high priority work is completed on time, following up to verify the work was completed.

  • Assists staff with questions and decisions they may have on quality-related problems; knows when to seek assistance from others in resolving them.

  • Assists all BTD sites with any problems they may have where Quality Assurance can be of help.

  • Communicates effectively with others and makes sure that oral and written instructions are clearly understood.

  • Assumes the responsibility to make decisions independently and if necessary and/or appropriate, consult the next level of management.

  • Manages QA resources to meet production needs (overtime, weekend shifts, on-call shifts, etc.)

  • Participates in performance reviews of QA personnel as needed with assistance and direction from their manager.

  • Is a resource for the QA Department in corrective actions where QA Department is involved.

  • Responsible for communicating concerns and incorrect or inappropriate behavior to the Quality Manager/and or Human Resources (and helps resolve those issues) as needed.

  • Sets the example for others to follow in keeping with the BTD mission statement, culture, and performance expectations. (Will not ask more from others than they are willing to do themselves.)

  • Understands and supports decisions and directions of the Quality Department.

  • Communicates resource/training/equipment needs to QA Management.

  • Manages and updates MDI Board, daily recaps, lab organization (5s) and department huddles as needed.

  • Uses Axapta software programs to enter time/payroll information, job information, etc.

  • Understands, adheres, and enforces all Company values, Quality Policy and Department work standards.

  • Complies with BTD’s Quality System and processes.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Experience and Skills Required: At least two years of recent BTD Manufacturing related Quality experience and total of three years in metal stamping, metal fabrication environment which includes the following skills and abilities:

  • Strong working knowledge of the Quality Assurance procedures in a manufacturing environment.

  • Working knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods and practices used in manufacturing operations.

  • Must be able to plan, organize, coordinate and direct activities in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to utilize other department resources to accomplish Quality Assurance tasks.

  • Working knowledge of the companies ISO 9001 systems and the ability to enforce company standards.

  • Decision-making ability.

  • Strong knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions.

  • Strong ability to understand, follow and issue routine oral and written instructions.

  • Strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and to present ideas effectively, orally and in writing.

  • The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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