Quality Assurance Technician


Posted: 03/04/2019 Industry: Machine Operator Job Number: 000006071

Quality Assurance Technician II

Columbia, SC

This company is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Operates and analyzes data from sophisticated measuring devices such as DNC, CMM, OGP, Mirco-Hite, and programmable measuring devices including multi axis and linear axis. Communicates analysis results to ME’s, QE’s, and/or manufacturing employees for continuous quality improvement.
  • Assists ME’s, QE’s, and/or set-up personnel and manufacturing employees as required for facilitating production and assuring quality.
  • Provides work instruction to manufacturing employees relative to product quality requirements, measurement techniques, measuring equipment use and care, process control characteristics, and frequency.
  • Applies statistical process control methods for analyzing and interpreting data to evaluate the current process and process changes.
  • Quarantines questionable product and in concert with the preliminary material review team members, determines the disposition.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on inspection equipment as required.
  • Measures product to obtain quality data to evaluate quality improvements, process capability (CP/CPK), machine capability (CN/CMK), and gage repeatability and reproducibility (GR&R).
  • Documents data obtained during all quality assurance activities, consistent with policies and procedures. Prepares documentation of quality (inspection results, disposition scrap/rework as required) prior to product movement inside the company, to outside contractors, and to final customers.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of government and industry quality assurance codes and standards.
  • Communicates significant issues or developments identified during quality assurance activities and provides recommended process improvements to management.
  • Ability to relay the audit results in an electronic format as required for the area of support (i.e. filling out audit results in a 202 or 206 format).
  • An understanding and background of simple/generic machining processes and possible secondary operations (i.e. grinding, heat treat, sandblasting, bead blasting, phosphate, etc.).
  • Performs simple open setups as required. The ability to demonstrate, understand, explain, and document the layout inspection and procedures (inspection control plans) to isolate correlation issues due to person interpretation or method differences.
  • Familiar with basic computer usage (creating, modifying, and saving documents).
  • Performs complex open setups as required.

Education/ Experience Requirements:


  • High school diploma (or GED).
  • Five to seven years related experience in a manufacturing environment, or a combination of education, experience, certifications.
  • Must be proficient in at least two of the following:

-advanced math

-first article inspection

-advanced geometric dimensioning & tolerancing (GD&T)

-CMM programing

ASQ certification (CQT type of methodologies)

-thorough knowledge of current manufacturing processes, machine tool, and tooling

-welding inspection

-barrel inspection

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