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Quality Technician (2nd Shift) - (22151)

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Andersen Corporation has openings for Quality Technicians at the Cottage Grove, Minnesota manufacturing location.  Individuals in these positions will contribute to our quality improvement journey by applying lean manufacturing problem solving techniques to sources of unwanted variation and waste in our processes. In addition to being assertive and passionate about quality improvement, the ideal candidate will have experience with

  • measurement equipment such as calipers, gages, CMMs, etc.
  • solving problems in a team setting
  • analyzing data to make informed decisions and proposals on course of action
  • operating within a fast paced environment where the solutions to problems are not always found in the standard work



Experience with the following specific skills and job experiences will enable an individual to quickly become successful in this role:
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Management and Lean Manufacturing Principles
    • Document Control, NCM, CAPA, and Audit Processes
    • Error Proofing, Eyes for Waste, Visual Tools, PDCA
  • Metrology experience and understanding of calibration concepts
    • Knowledge of different measurement tools and equipment
    • Ability to perform Gage R&R studies
    • Able to read and interpret drawings, specifications, and standards
  • Ability to gather and analyze data through Statistical Techniques
    • Perform process capability studies, Understand variable vs. attribute data
    • Understanding of process control charting and control plans
    • Usage of computer software tools to analyze  data -  Excel, Minitab
  • Drive Corrective Action through root cause identification and Structured Problem Solving
    • A3, DOE, 5-Why, Fish Bone Diagram, Six Sigma, DMAIC
  • Sustain improvements through effective Training/Coaching of Production Associates
    • Technical writing skills and understanding of Standard Work Documentation
    • Ability to conduct training using Tell-Show-Do-Review methods
    • Usage of computer software to create process and training documentation - Word, Power Point
    • Effective communication and ability to gain alignment
Additional skills and experience preferred include:
  • Experience in Compliance Standards – WDMA, NFRC, Green Seal, FSC
  • CMM, Romer, ProMex and Smart Scope Measuring Equipment
  • Self-Driven with Tolerance for Ambiguity
  • Ability to work as part of a cross functional team
Minimum qualifications:
  • 2 or 4 year degree in Technology/Engineering or equivalent experience 
  • 2 -5 years Quality Manufacturing Experience
  • Quality Technician / Quality Improvement Technician Certification or ability to become Certified
Cottage Grove, MN US
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