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Quality Technician

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Location: Monroe, Georgia, United States
Job ID: 43435
Date Posted: Feb 3, 2020
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Manufacturing
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Throughout its history, Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. has been synonymous with safety, quality, growth, and continuous improvement.  Adhering to these core values has enabled us to succeed as a Tier 1 supplier of world-class products to the global automotive market.  With five US locations and over 3,600 hard-working employees, we are dedicated to ensuring the expectations of our first-rate automotive customers are consistently exceeded. 


Our recent expansion has afforded us a unique opportunity to look for a strategic, dynamic, and forward-thinking Quality Technician looking to “shift gears” and join the team in the B shift (Monday through Friday 2:50 p.m. to 11:10 p.m.) at our Monroe, GA facility.  You offer us your determination and work-ethic; we offer you very competitive pay and top-notch health benefits.


The Quality Technician will oversee the Calibration system and perform calibration on all (HIAMS)AM-GA gauges. (Calibrate gauges, equipment, write/modify procedures, use the right standards, and input all the information in the Measurlink System).  This position will oversee calibration of all gauges in all buildings (B1,B2,B3).


 Chief Duties and/or Responsibilities:  



  1. Reviews all design drawings and changes, operation sheets, process procedures, test procedures, procurement documents, quality manuals, and inspection analyses to ensure the company’s and customers quality requirements are met on assigned products and programs.


  2. Training of quality inspections teams and manufacturing associates on new and existing testing equipment and procedures.


  3. Measure the capacity of testing equipment to meet testing requirements.


  4.  Develop, implement, maintain, and audit inspection standards for the review of raw materials and products at different stages in the receiving/manufacturing shipping process.


  5. Manage and maintain the calibration of gages and the upkeep of the gage calibration system.


  6. Lead projects to improve quality of processes, products and components as a result of internal/external findings or customer complaints. Perform joint analysis of complex problems with suppliers, design, manufacturing and other departments, to determine root cause and support development of countermeasures.


  7. Leads or participates in Kaizen activities to analyze and develop countermeasures to customer complaints associated with processes, equipment, and completed parts.


  8. Initiates and completes studies per work request such as Full Layouts and CPK, of all parts supplied to (HIAMS)AM-GA customers.


  9. Document data, maintain database and develop computerized status reports related to inspection activities, nonconforming items, and other process, material or product quality related issues as required.


  10. Establish, support, and monitor activities of the product sorting function and return of defective parts, including problem analysis, training and assignment.




Qualified Applicants must possess the following:  


  1. Minimum of three (3) years lab experience. Proficiency in programing CMM, reading GD&T drawings and completing product analysis, knowledge of calipers, micrometers, Vision Systems, and other measuring equipment. (preferably experience in automotive manufacturing environment)
  2. Customer-service, detail oriented, and can interact with customers and supply base professionally as needed
  3. Ability to work with minimal supervision
  4. Proven problem-solving skills
  5. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated leadership ability and ability to work as part of a team
  6. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint   


Supervisory Responsibilities    


Responsible for the direction and supervision of inspection team member on sort and special work orders as needed  



Physical Demands 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.


The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 








Work Environment:


This position works in a warehouse/production environment.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


The performance of this position requires exposure to the manufacturing areas where certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment. 



Since we only hire the best and want to maintain a safe and pleasant work environment for all, final candidates are subject to drug screen and background checks.  Hitachi is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).


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