Otter Tail Corporation Quality Technician 3 in Lakeville, Minnesota

Summary: Assume responsibility for inspecting, evaluating and documenting the quality of parts and products in relation to required customer specifications. Works with Plant managers to maintain and monitor part inspection processes being utilized. Provides input to the Plant Managers regarding needs for inspection processes and equipment.

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. Actively participates in a safety process or project such as the safety committee, safety inspections, etc.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee the process of reviewing all first article and production parts prior to submission to customers.

  • Communicate effectively with shift leaders to address or initiate action on any technical quality related issues.

  • With guidance from Plant Managers organizes and prioritizes FAI’s.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of all customer quality expectations and is a resource in conveying these standards to the shop floor.

  • Train as necessary to ensure departmental effectiveness.

  • Is a resource to toolmakers in providing information helpful for development or completion of tooling.

  • Follows through on non-conforming issues, ensuring customer’s needs are met.

  • Work to continuously expand knowledge of parts, inspection methods, tooling processes, and any information affecting the production of quality products.

  • Set examples for others to follow; regarding teamwork, safety, work standards (performance expectations), and awareness to mission statement. Set examples for compliance to PTD’s Quality System and Processes.

  • Maintains all inspection records and customer required documentation.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel so classified.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Graduation from high school (or equivalent) plus two years of related technical training. Minimum two (2) years directly related experience programming CMM. Experience and Skills Required: At least two years of recent manufacturing production/quality experience which includes the following skills and abilities:

  • Experience and knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods and practices used in tool and die manufacturing operations.

  • Experienced in the use of computer-aided inspection equipment.

  • Strong working knowledge of WINDOWS, MSOFFICE, and E-mail.

  • Be able to identify problems and collectively find the resources necessary to solve them.

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

  • Strong ability to do basic math and trigonometry functions and accurately read, understand and interpret blueprints and specifications.

  • Strong ability to establish, encourage and maintain effective working relationships with others. Be able to work independently and cooperatively.

  • Understand the importance of a safe work environment.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide 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 DisabilitiesThe 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.QualificationsRequiredPreferredLicenses & CertificationsRequiredPreferred