Quality Technician

NOW HIRING: Lexington Manufacturing, Inc. , Brainerd, MN
This hourly position supports the continuous improvement and growth of Lexington Manufacturing by supporting our Quality Management System (QMS).

What You’ll Love:

  • Helping Lexington Manufacturing become even more efficient!
  • Problem solving – analyzing data, equipment and processes.
  • Working in a lean environment to drive change and success in all parts of our business.
  • Our family-oriented work environment that is flexible and fun.

Some Realities Of This Position:

  • Helping Lexington Manufacturing become even more efficient!
  • Problem solving – analyzing data, equipment and processes.
  • Working in a lean environment to drive change and success in all parts of our business.
  • Our family-oriented work environment that is flexible and fun.

Who You’ll Be Working For:

You will report directly to the Technical Product Development Manager and will work directly with Quality, Engineering and production staff that is committed to maintaining our high level of performance.

Position Description:

Within a team-based environment, supports the continuous improvement and growth of the organization by supporting our quality management system.

  • Assure safety of yourself and those around you. Report any safety concern to the nearest supervisor or manager.
  • Perform visual and dimensional checks and review accompanying paper work to assure incoming materials meet specifications.
  • Perform physical and mechanical properties testing on incoming materials using universal test machines, ovens, scales, various fixtures and assorted gauges.
  • Assist in R&D material testing as required.
  • Perform in-process inspections and audits on materials and assemblies in production as required.
  • Periodically audit in-process inspection logs. Assist in resolution of in-process quality problems.
  • Communicate quality expectations to production personnel. Assist in training production personnel in quality control functions as needed.
  • Reports to Technical Manager all inspection activities, problems and other challenges in a timely manner.
  • Maintain up to date and complete records either paper and/or electronically:
    1. Incoming material and vendor history
    2. WDMA and ANSI specifications & ASTM Standards
    3. Outside or contracted testing
    4. Audits
  • Monitor test equipment and procedures to ensure proper set-up and calibration.
  • Maintain equipment calibration by performing or contracting out calibration activities.
  • Responsible for brief weekly quality report.
  • Participate in material review board (MRB) activities; ensure proper completion of discrepant material reports and tags. Control and ensure proper disposition of discrepant material.
  • Assist in development of written procedures (SOP’s or JI’s) as requested.
  • Assist in written response to customer and/or supplier quality corrective action requests.
  • Auditing control plans and processes at vendor facility as required.
  • Identify opportunities for quality improvement both internally and with our vendors.
  • Participate in all Lean Manufacturing opportunities as requested. Support material group in supplier evaluation and development as requested.
  • Keep abreast of changes in quality measurement and management techniques that could improve the company’s operations.
  • Attend and contribute to, all required meetings. Know, understand, enforce and follow all pertinent company rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Perform any other duties not specifically stated herein, but which may be assigned by the Technical Manager and are properly and logically inherent to this position

Qualifications:

(Minimum requirements of education & experience, knowledge, special skills, abilities, attributes, credentials, ability to endure conditions of work environment, etc. required to perform the job.)

  • Preferred Experience: Associates of Applied Science or Certificate in Quality Control Technology are preferred, or an equivalent combination of a High School degree or 2-3 years’ experience.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Able to communicate effectively to gather information from a diverse group and assemble reasonable solutions.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills required with the ability to communicate across various levels of the organization and customers.
  • Able to use computer systems software including access, excel, power point, adobe editor, Microsoft word.
  • Able to use complex inspection tools
  • Able to write reports, business correspondence, instructions, training, and procedures.
  • Able to stay well organized and work under pressure.

About Working For Lexington Manufacturing:

Lexington is a highly successful and growing business that emphasizes our values of Safety, Honesty, People Involvement, Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement. People that work for Lexington say they love the family-like atmosphere and our focused approach to work/family balance. We like to be successful and we like to have fun. Lexington is highly respected by our customers as a responsive and very reliable supplier. Our people take pride in maintaining our good reputation.

Next Steps:

Review the included job details and company information. If you feel like you would make a great fit for this opportunity send us your cover letter and resume via our posting here:

How to Apply

  • Email your resume to jobs@lexingtonmfg.com, or
  • Click on the button below to apply.
Beliefs & Philosophies

“Building Relationships, Creating Solutions, Delivering Value.”

Lexington Manufacturing is dedicated to providing our customers with innovative, market-leading products that are delivered with integrity and value. Our commitment to service and quality is proven — by providing innovative solutions, quality products and short lead times since our company was founded in 1981.

Lexington is fully dedicated to the safe work practices of our associates and visitors alike. We firmly believe that everyone’s safety is essential. With this belief we will work under safe conditions and forever seek continuous improvement practices.

Lexington management is committed to operating its business in a manner which reflects the highest levels of personal and professional ethics. We treat coworkers, customers, and suppliers with respect, fairness and honesty.

Lexington is committed to the fact that our customer relationships are the cornerstone of our future. It is absolutely necessary to understand our customers need for product quality and service. Once a commitment is made to a customer, every effort must be made to fulfill that obligation.

We believe that through the application of lean methods and progressive management of our people, technological, and financial resources we will achieve continuous improvement of our service for our customers, long term security for our employees, and continued growth and profitability for our company.

We believe that employees are Lexington’s most important resource. Employees should take an active part in setting their own goals, carefully balancing family and work commitments. Employees’ participation on productivity teams lends to an environment that fosters change, creates opportunity for growth and encourages teamwork and employee involvement.

We believe in a minimum number of management levels and that responsibility should be pushed down as far into the organization as possible. Simple, efficient systems and company wide open communication will promote good morale and support the company vision.