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Accumold Quality Control Technician - 3rd Shift in Ankeny, Iowa


Job Description

DATE: 2/26/2002

JOB TITLE: Quality Control Technician

LOCATION: Accumold Quality Lab

REPORTS TO: Quality Manager

FLSA: Non-exempt

JOB SUMMARY: Implements the quality system on the production floor through the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC), calibration, and inspection and testing.


  • Inspects and tests products at various stages of the production process using a variety of measuring and testing equipment.

  • Records the results of inspection and testing using paper and electronic systems.

  • Compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality of products and processes.

  • Completes First Article Reports in prescribed formats including written narrative, as necessary.

  • Provides assistance to Production employees regarding quality/measurement issues.

  • Performs gage calibration and gage R & R studies as required.

  • Communicates with suppliers regarding material complaints, material certificates, and corrective actions, etc.

  • Trains other employee regarding new and existing in-process inspection techniques.

  • Reports quality problems to the Quality Manager.

  • Updates and Maintain appropriate quality records.

  • Other duties as required.


  • Education/Experience. High school education coursework or GED required. Two year technical associate degree in quality or related field, or two years relevant manufacturing experience preferred. Experience or training in use of testing and measuring equipment such as microscopes, visual systems, digital indicators, micrometers or other inspection equipment used to monitor quality.

  • Computer Skills. Ability to operate personal computer, fax machine, copy machine and telephone required. Proven accuracy in keyboarding skills to enter data correctly and efficiently.

  • Language Skills. Proven written communication skills necessary. Ability to read, comprehend, and utilize instructions and short correspondence with professionals. Ability to effectively present information to other employees, in one-on-one and small group situations

  • Mathematical Skills. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratios and percent. Ability to read and understand specification drawings for inspection purposes.

  • Reasoning Ability. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of concrete variables. Ability to follow simple verbal instructions.

  • Other Skills and Abilities. Willingness to attend conferences, classes or training to enhance and update knowledge and skills.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities. None.

  • Physical Demands. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is frequently required to sit/stand and use hand to manipulate very small parts or tweezers. Sense of touch may be used to detect texture, burs and edges. Frequent movement throughout the facility is required. Normal or corrected to normal vision is required with good color vision, close vision, and ability to use microscope and adjust focus. May be required to move or transport up to 55 lbs.

  • Work Environment. The duties of this job are executed in a climate-controlled environment with few temperature or humidity extremes. Noise levels will vary from very low to moderate depending on the location that the work is performed within the facility. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The description given is intended only to provide information about the general nature of the job and is not an all-inclusive list of the job duties, skills or abilities.