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Be a part of a winning team that emphasizes a professional growth and development.  A window of opportunity is open for individuals seeking meaningful careers with a strong, people-focused company headquartered in the nation's heartland: Pella, IA!

 

At Pella, we're all about building great windows and doors, strong customer relationships, and the rewarding career you've always wanted.  Pella Corporation is proud to be a privately held, professionally managed company.

 

Our team members can grow from cross-functional experiences, and abundance of development opportunities, apply themselves in individual contributor roles or lead areas of the organization.  We know you will find the right opportunity with Pella!

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Quality Technician position is a support and service job function that focuses on implementing and sustaining our Quality System. It involves inspection and troubleshooting all aspects of manufacturing related to product quality and performance. The team member will be involved in problem solving, statistical studies, and special quality projects to develop and implement improvements.  The team member will also assist with problem resolution during new product introductions.  
 
PELLA CORPORATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Pass drug screen
  • Complete color acuity test.  Passing score required to make decisions regarding color match.
  • Pass pre-work ability screen        
  • Pass pre-work vision screen
  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Pass pre-employment tests
  • Work in a team environment with the ability to communicate in a concise, polite and respectful manner
     
    PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS:
    All base level requirements must be met within two years upon position acceptance.
    To complete a progression level, a Technician must demonstrate technical skills, leadership skills, and pass classes / certifications as stated in the progression documentation.  Progression review committee grants final approval.
      
    ENVIRONMENT:
  • Noise level requires hearing protection in designated areas
  • Season high temperatures and humidity
     
    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Comply with safety, quality, and production requirements and procedures.
  • Flexibility of work hours, including mandatory OT, when business needs require.  
  • Ability to safely work with and around moving equipment.
  • Ability to learn, and rotate to, different responsibilities and / or positions.
  • Ability to communicate in a concise, polite and respectful manner with team members.
  • Regular / dependable attendance consistent with attendance guidelines is required. 
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the job.
  • Ability to learn and perform repetitive job tasks. 
  • Perform Total Productive Maintenance duties.
  • Maintain good housekeeping.
  • Must inspect and troubleshoot all aspects of production as outlined in quality processes and audits.
  • Provide internal/external customers with support in resolving quality issues.
  • Must be able to assist with problem resolution during new product introductions.
  • Must be able to design and carry out statistical studies and special quality projects.
  • Must be able to conduct classes and train others on statistical process control techniques, material standards and general quality practices.
  • Involvement in preventative activities such as process documentation, machine capability studies, and defect data collection are required.
     
    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Support and participate in Kaizen events and other improvement activities.
  • Additional responsibilities as outlined in the progression documentation.
     
    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Manufacturing experience is preferred
  • Previous quality experience preferred
     
    SKILLS AND TALENTS: (*skills are required prior to entry into the position)
  • Decision making / problem solving in a manufacturing environment.
  • Use of hand tools and machinery is required. 
  • Requires communication skills and the cognitive ability to learn the safety, quality, and productivity standards.
  • Learn, comprehend and implement Lock Out/Tag Out and safety and quality procedures to assure the safe and proper operation of the equipment.
  • Ability to perform simple math.
  • Familiarity with American units of measure for weight, time, and distance.
  • Ability to be a self-started and decision maker.
  • Proficient knowledge of computers: Microsoft Office, MP2, AutoCAD
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Read and interpret blueprints
  • Proficient mechanical and math aptitude
  • Time management
     
    REQUIRED CLASSES:
     

Classes
Base
Prog
Classes
Base
Prog
Classes
Base
Prog
Standard & Technical Blueprint Reading
X
X
Mentoring & Training Techniques
X
X
Measurement System Analysis ATH2002 (Online Course)
X
X
Paint Technology
X
X
Algebra/Trig
 
X
Wood Technology
X
X
Glass Technology
X
X
GD&T
X
X
Industrial Math
X
X
Measurement Technology
X
X
Adhesive and Sealants
X
X
MS Word Level 2 (Intermediate)
 
X
Quality Technology
X
X
MS Excel Level 1 (Beginner)
X
X
MS PowerPoint Level 1 (Beginner)
 
X
MS Word Level 1 (Beginner)
X
X
DMAIC Problem Solving Unit 2 (On Line)
 
X
DMAIC Problem Solving Unit 1 (On Line)
X
X
MS Excel Level 2 (Intermediate)
 
X
Normal Distribution ATH2001 (Online Course)
X
X
Variable Gauge R&R ATH2003 (Online Course)
X
X
Data Collection ATH2004 (Online Course)
X
X
Process Capability ATH2005 (Online Course)
X
X
Minitab (statistical analysis software)
 
X

 
 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lift up to 60 lbs. at waist level and up to 30 lbs. at shoulder level up to an occasional basis when moving products
  • Push or pull with up to 70 lbs. of force up to an occasional basis when moving products
  • Generate up to 65 lbs. of grip strength up to an occasional basis with each hand while handling products
  • Generate up to 15 lbs. of pinch strength up to an occasional basis with each hand while handling products
  • Display average coordination with both hands up to a continuous basis while performing job tasks
  • Perform elevated work up to an occasional basis when handling products
  • Stoop, kneel or squat up to an occasional basis when handling products
  • Reach forward and to the side up to a frequent basis when handling products
  • Stand up to a continuous basis and walk up to a frequent basis during the course of each shift
  • Able to perform repetitive tasks up to 12 hours per day
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