Quality Control Technician
Our well established client in Aberdeen are looking for a Quality Control Technician to join their busy team on a permanent basis.
·To ensure all manufacturing operations which have a direct or indirect effect on product quality are performed in compliance with API, TSLI, and customer requirements
·Internal procedures by performing a Quality Control overview of these operations.
·To ensure that in the event of non-conforming operations, the appropriate corrective actions are taken and reported, and that the non-conforming product is quarantined.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
·To ensure plant manufacturing and inspection operations are performed in compliance with defined Quality Procedures - TSLI's, Quality Plans, internal procedures (Control Plans / SOP's / Works Instructions).
·Review of Goods Inward, dimensional, blanking dimensions, visual inspection and traceability.
·Should have an understanding of customer drawings.
·Identify when corrective action is required, take appropriate action and ensure correct reporting is completed.
·Review make-up graphs from wrencher to ensure they are available and correct.
·Create process information sheets, detailing key information for the controls used for each product manufactured.
·Carry out weekly phosphate weight tests of each product, to ensure compliance with premium thread licensor requirements.
·Prepare, present and maintain final quality documentation as required.
·Create Certificates of Conformity relating to specific works orders.
·Supply relevant documents to customers, material certificates etc.
·Support development of and compliance with Customer Quality Plans.
·Train new starts that require training on certain parts of the job.
·To train, as required, Production Operators on new thread types, gauging systems or process operations e.g., application of gauges, visual inspection, phosphate, shot blasting.
·Offer technical assistance when required
·Real time operational control / trouble shooting for critical processes (phosphating, sand blasting, stress relieving)
·Conduct improvement trials using the plant equipment.
·Compile quality and management reports as required.
·Liaise with customers 3rd party inspectors.
·Participate in API, VAM Services and external audits as required.
·Participate in continuous improvement projects.
·Assist as required, other members of the production team, in minimising downtime of plant, whilst ensuring process compliance.
·Perform detailed process reviews and mini-quality audits to ensure operational practice complies with relevant standards and instructions.
·Ensure compliance with the Company's Health & Safety and Environment Policies and Procedures, Safe Working Practices and Statutory Regulations at all times.
·Possess good communication, organisational, interpersonal, presentation and negotiating skills as the role will involve liaison with senior personnel across the internal and external customer group.
·Must work co-operatively, within the production team, across the whole organisation, and with external customers, focusing on continuous improvement goals.
·Must demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to problem solving.
·Good user knowledge of Microsoft packages (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint), as the post holder will require to compile and produce reports and presentations.
Knowledge Skills and experience:
·Preferably have a recognised appropriate craft qualification in an engineering/metallurgical related discipline, reached through apprenticeship and achievement of appropriate City & Guilds Certification.
·Possess practical experience in pipe and thread inspection or relevant machine shop experience.
·Possess practical experience in the use of shadow graph, thread casting, reading dimensional drawings and working to client specifications.
·Ensuring the proper use and care of, company plant and equipment, machinery, personal equipment, test equipment and tool kit.
·Possess a specialist knowledge in critical processes (phosphating, sand blasting, stress relieving).
·Possess a working knowledge of VOG UK gauging procedures.
·Possess a working knowledge of ISO 9001.
·Sound knowledge of problem solving and Continuous Improvement Techniques, is preferable.
·The role requires knowledge, understanding and application of Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, Safe Working Practices, Environmental Policies and Procedures, Quality Policies and Standards and Quality Management Systems.
If you have the desired skills and experience please click on the link to apply or call our team on 01779 476311 for a confidential conversation