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Metrology Technician – Elgin, IL

Would you like to work for an employee owned company that believes in respect, honesty, humility/gratitude, knowledge and diversity?

A growing plastic injection molding manufacturer in Elgin, IL is looking for a Metrology Technician.

This technician will use calipers, micrometers, height gauges, CMM, VMM, optical comparators and other hand measuring tools to perform in-process, first article and final inspections of plastic parts as well as calibrate gauges to ensure conformance to blue prints. Assume accountability for meeting all ISIR and part submission dates.
Proficiency working with Microsoft Excel (data entry & spreadsheet creation), Word, and other software products

Must be able to understand and interpret blueprints of plastic parts and assemblies.
Attention to detail; excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
CMM / VMM programming and training on new products and fixtures.
Participate in Measurement Systems Analysis (MSAs) and perform SPC checks when requested.

Performs Capability Studies and Inspection Layouts as needed to support Customers, Engineering, and Quality activities.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Metrology Technician

  • 3+ years Metrology Technician experience in a plastic parts manufacturing company.
  • Experience working with CMM, optical comparator, micrometers, calipers, height gauges and other measuring instruments required.
  • Proficiency reading and interpreting blue prints
  • Highly attentive to details
  • Good math skills
  • Good communicator
  • Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures

Contact:

Bob Acerrano
bacerrano@hansenplastics.com

 

Quality Inspector Location: Chicago, Illinois – U.S.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
• Performs dimensional and visual inspection of parts, assemblies and final products.
• Completes first article inspection, forging layouts and in-process verifications
• Maintain records of inspection and prepares list of defects
• Responsible for receiving inspection
• Assist with supplier reviews
• Assist in review of PPAP packages when necessary
• Measure and inspect parts using hand gauges and CMM’s
• Completes process and product audits
• Adheres to company Environmental, Health and Safety Rules
• Performs other duties as assigned
• EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS
• 1-3 years’ experience in a machine/manufacturing environment
• Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of shop mathematics
• Able to read blue prints and use calipers, micrometers, comparator, CMM, and height gauge
• Able to work within a team
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

NO OUTSIDE PHONE CALLS OR SOLICITATIONS ACCEPTED OR RETURNED.
EOE

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.axletech.com/en/company/careers/chicago-illinois-us/quality-inspector

Quality Manager

Title: Quality Manager
Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports To: President

Purpose:
Manages and coordinates the daily Quality Assurance activities, documents and related operations of American Pinball Inc. (API). Responsible for day to day monitoring and inspection activities. Supervises the QA Inspector(s), is responsible for monitoring the tool calibration system, determining root cause for reported internal and external nonconformities, determines acceptance or denial of warranty claims, communicates decisions to the customer. Develops and manages required policies, procedures and audit controls. Establishes and maintains Quality Management Processes and Procedures, Work Instructions, Forms, Documents and Records. Oversees the day to day inspections, documentation, investigation and analysis of reported nonconformities.
Monitors compliance with 5S performance to promote a safe working environment. Promotes the execution of the procedures and work instructions in the Quality Management System. Attends Design Review and Management Review meetings. Manages the daily operations of the quality assurance staff, enforces the Policies and Procedures listed in the Quality Management Systems manual that impact Manufacturing, Production, Inspection and Testing.

Reports to:
The President.

Direct report staff:
Plant QA Inspectors and Testing Technicians (if any).

Duties and responsibilities:
• Responsible for the oversight of the Process Audits and any resulting corrective actions.
• Responsible Internal and External Corrective and Preventive Action reporting.
• Responsible for performing Root Cause Analysis activities and meetings.
• Responsible for meeting and coordinating with external Quality System auditors.
• Vice-Chairs safety committee. Monitors staff safety and on-the-job injuries. Reviews and audits OSHA Log.
• Continuously improves performance by fostering a well-trained, equipped and motivated staff.
• Maintains quality of service by enforcing quality and customer service standards.
• Maintains staff performance by conducting regular performance reviews.
• Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations and conducting staff meetings as required.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed and participating in Quality Management System team meetings, as required.

Skills/Qualifications:
Customer Focus, Quality, Manufacturing, ISO, ERP, Coaching, and Supervision, Quality System Management, Results Driven, Fosters Teamwork, Handles Pressure, Gives Feedback and maintains a safe and healthy working environment. Able to leap tall buildings, with a running start.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position, and core hours of work are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. One, half hour lunch break and two ten-minute rest breaks will be provided.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to see, talk and hear. The use of hands and fingers to handle and/or feel and the ability to reach with hands and arms, is required. Sitting, standing and walking, for long periods of time up to nine (9) hours per day. Must wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including a back-brace belt, as required. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. regularly throughout the work day without assistance. Must be able to move 250 lb. games, on a cart, as needed. Must be able to safely operate a pallet jack moving loads up to 1500 lbs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Contact:

Dhaval Vasani
1448 Yorkshire Drive,
Streamwood, IL 60107
Phone: 847 893 6800
Direct : 847 971 8892
Dhaval@american-pinball.com

Quality Engineer

ORGANIZATION:

Our client is over 100 years old and they employ approximately 1,200 employees in North America with sales in excess of $800mm dollars. In the United States, they employ 400 people at 5 production facilities. The position is located at a production facility in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and has 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space. It is a nonunion operation and employs 55 people on a two-shift operation

Summary:

Exciting opportunity to be part of a successful company that is growing and moving into new markets, to include Aluminum and Stainless Steel. This is a highly visible opening that will offer technical and career challenges as well as financial rewards. This person needs to be able to run projects, work independently, be proactive, and able to work effectively with customers. This person would be part of a management team that is implementing lean and enhancing processes, procedures and systems.

Primary Accountabilities:

• Establish programs, policies and procedures to evaluate precision, accuracy and capability of processes, products, production equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical equipment and facilities. • Support the development and implementation of the corrective and preventive action systems.
Challenges:
• Driving the acceptance and adoption of change into an organization • Marshaling and motivating individuals without a direct reporting relationship. • Implementing structured analysis process into complex on-demand problem solving.

Primary Duties:

• Implementation of quality planning (APQP and initial sampling)

• Supplier coordination- PPAP approval, conduct audits, issue reclamations, issue charge backs, etc.

• Examination of laboratory and test reports and initiation of appropriate measures

• Preparation, supervision, and closure of customer audits

• Implementation and monitoring of remedial measures and processes

• Read and interpret engineering drawing, standards, and specifications

• Specification of the required inspection documents for auditors and measurement engineers

• Customer and supplier visits

• Participation in and managing of quality and customer projects

• Implementation of internal audits

• Support and assistance in the introduction or change of processes

• Tool, process, and gauge buy offs

• PPAP submission to customers

• Participation in FMEA, Control Plans, Process Flows, and other process documentation

Requirements:

• Possess a Bachelor’s degree • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with quality/continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment. • A demonstrated experience with Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma is essential. • Working knowledge of ISO 9002 and TS 16949 is required. • Experience with Steel, Aluminum or Stainless steel is highly preferred.

Qualifications: 

• Must have demonstrated ability to apply strong reasoning skills for problem identification and resolution and to understand the appropriate application of statistical and business improvement tools to achieve and sustain business results. • Must possess effective collaboration skills to motivate and influence others at various levels without a direct reporting relationship. • Must have experience in quality control program operations, to include standards & measurement techniques. • Ability to apply quality control theories and principles to an operational environment. • Must demonstrate an effective communication skill/style to present complex ideas in a compelling and comprehensive manner. • Must demonstrate ability to work independently and is self-driven. • Maintaining and improving the production processes and overall quality in the company and at suppliers.

Competencies:

1. Intellectual Horsepower – Deal with concepts and complexity comfortably; strong analytical capability.

2. Business Acumen – Knowledgeable in current and potential future policies, practices, trends and information affecting the business and organization.

3. Interpersonal Savvy – Build constructive and effective relationships, uses diplomacy and tact

4. Planning – Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of projects, develops schedules

5. Organizing – Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; arranges files and information in a useful manner

6. Systems Management – Can design practices, tools, processes and procedures which allow monitoring and management at a distance; can impact people and results remotely

Company Services:

• 150,000+ Square Foot Climate Controlled Plant

• .1875” to .012” x 72” Slitter · 25-ton Capacity

• Shimless Slitter Tooling with Interchangeable Heads

• .1875” to .024” x 72” High Speed Precision Blanking & Corrective Leveling Line · 25-ton Capacity

• .078” to .014” x 60” Cut-To-Length with Corrective Leveling · 20-ton Capacity with PVC and Paper Interleaf Capabilities • Two .018” to .250” X 50″ X 100″ Finn Power Turret Press

• Rail Siding & Dock High Loading Capabilities

• Hand Shearing Capabilities from .019 to .250 x 144″ · Two Hand Shears

• Product Capabilities Include Stainless, Both Slitting and Leveling

• ISO 9001:2008 Registered

OPPORTUNITY:

The company is seeking a candidate who has the skill set and ability to grow into a more significant role within the corporation. The company offers a culture that is very dynamic, and growth oriented. Our client is offering a competitive salary, bonus and an excellent benefit plan to compliment the package.

For additional information on this search, please contact:

Brian Vogrinc
Vogrinc & Short, Inc.
T: 779-210-8586
http://www.vogshort.com
brianv@vogshort.com