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Quality Technician Lead

Company: Amcor
Location: Addison
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Join Amcor and you can be part of the team that makes the packaging of the future better for people and our planet. - Here at Amcor, we work together every day to make a positive impact on the lives of millions of people across the globe by providing packaging for essential products, including food, beverages, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care. - We are sustainability leaders in our industry. We are the first global packaging company to commit to make all our products recyclable or reusable by 2025. Our products are vital to support the lives of millions of people across the globe every day. We are always looking for talented and passionate individuals who are motivated to make a difference. Working at Amcor means you will have a unique opportunity to be a part of an organisation that is committed to innovating and driving new solutions to create more sustainable packaging solutions. To find out more about our commitment to sustainability and about Amcor, visit - I -I I - -I - -I - At Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP), our teams are focused on developing and making plastic bottles and jars that create a unique experience and are better for the environment. -Our bottles and jars are primarily made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which has rapidly become the world's preferred packaging material. PET is lightweight, shatterproof, recloseable, resealable, reusable and infinitely recyclable*. With approximately 6,000 people across about 50 manufacturing operations in 11 countries and an annual revenue of US$2.9 Billion, ARP provides rigid packaging solutions to the beverage, pharmaceutical, food, and home and personal care segments. Learn more about the many benefits of PET bottles - *with existing technologies including chemical recycling Job Summary Quality Technician Lead provide overall front-line support to the production of quality product with a basic understanding of visual inspection using various lab equipment and methods. - Qualified candidates must have an overall understanding of the various processes including product descriptions, critical measurements, weights, and customers. - Provides control and maintenance of fundamental quality systems information with the ability to understand & follow basic testing practices & guidelines; ability to perform measurements & testing on lab equipment provided. In this role the Lead will be able to direct all other Quality Technicians and other employees with discussions for quality issues. Specific Responsibilities / Essential Functions

  • Follows all established safety rules and guidelines as outlined in the Amcor "No Injuries Safety Contract" and as trained. - Understands and communicates all hazards and safety issues to co-workers and Supervisors. - Properly uses all required personal protective equipment.
  • Promotes and follow all corporate and local OSHE and Quality policy and guidelines
  • Follows all corporate and local policy, procedures, and guidelines
  • Follows all job specific Standard Operator Procedures, Work Instructions, Form Controlled Documents and non-Standard Operating Procedures
  • Follows all GMP and GDP practices
  • Collects and evaluate Deco and Blow mold product by using various inspection techniques and equipment
  • Reviews the shop floor paper for all customer requirements on the manufacturing process.
  • Reviews Quality Inspection Plan (QIP) and product drawings to ensure revisions are current; report discrepancies as needed.
  • Determines from factory drawing and QIPs what samples are to be taken inspected from each line
  • Performs dimensional examination on all samples as per QIP requirements
  • Performs the Hold Ware Procedure for out of specification ware produced until corrective action is verified by re-check. Places product on Hold/HFI as needed. All items placed on hold must be placed on hold physically and within Quality Systems.
  • Alerts Management of potential quality problems to assure that defective product or raw materials are not used or shipped to the customer.
  • Has the authority to stop machines / production & communicate issues effectively to QA Manager.
  • Demonstrates organizational ability to complete daily assignments as required to meet internal and external customer requirements in a concise detailed manner.
  • Enters required data with minimal errors in Rea SPC System, follows Good Documentation Practices (GDPs).
  • Audits and maintains accurate records for product capability and traceability.
  • Performs Start of Run Inspection Procedure as required.
  • Performs sample examination to determine acceptable visual quality according to quality standards and customer requirements.
  • Performs appropriate leak detection, flame treatment, drop, and rub any other functional tests.
  • Perform carton label inspection and verify correct packing and packaging procedures as per shop floor paper instructions
  • Understands SPC & is able to interpret quality data and statistics.
  • Applies and enforces Good Manufacturing Practices & HACCP requirements to meet plant goals.
  • Directly responsible for the proper support to the Production Department and all other team members to ensure a positive team environment. -
  • Fulfill QA obligation for the Visual/Attribute Inspection Procedure every other hour and as well as weight checks.
  • Notifies Production Lead/Supervisor of any rejected attributes found and of other quality related issues.
  • Performs all corrective/ preventive actions as well as effectiveness check as needed. These are communicated by the Quality Manager anytime there is a complaint.
  • Understand and communicates customer complaints to other employees to create awareness of the different defects.
  • Analyzes dimensional attribute data to identify any trends or non-conformances.
  • Trains other employees in areas of expertise when required.
  • Assists other job classifications when required.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the Quality Manager, Supervisors or Leads.
  • Can act as the IFS PAC Secure Certification Representative.
  • Able to support Quality Department in the absence of Quality Manager.
  • Completes all end of month data collection and verifications.
  • Performs 4-hour Qualification and Steel Safe Trials for new Products. Authorization
    • Those employees with authorized training, have the ability to shut down / stop equipment if continued operation is a threat to any employee's health and safety.
    • Recommends to Management to stop production for unacceptable quality.
    • Recommends to Management when to quarantine out-of-specification products, materials or supplies
    • Contacts any member of Management without fear of reprisal concerning questions, suggestions, or complaints regarding quality, working conditions or job environment. Job Specifications and Requirements
      • Education and Experience:
      • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
      • Previous quality assurance or manufacturing work experience in the plastics industry is preferred
      • Must be able to read, write and speak and understand English.
      • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Technician preferred.
      • Basic math, computer, and organizational skills
      • Physical Requirements: This is a medium physical demand job
      • Employees must be able to work overtime, weekends and nights.
      • Frequently carry greater than 10 pounds up to 30 pounds; occasionally lift 50 pounds overhead with assistance.
      • Employees are required to stand / walk on concrete floors.
      • Employees are required to bend; turn / twist; kneel; squat; crawl; climb; reach out and up; turn wrist; grasp; pinch; and have finger manipulations.
      • Required Safety Equipment:
      • Each facility requires personal protective equipment and may require protective clothing. See site specific rules.
      • Environmental Factors:
      • Occasional exposures to noise of 85dB
      • Occasional exposure to chemicals
      • Occasional exposure to vibration, dust / fumes / gas, confined spaces, humidity
      • Other Requirements:
      • Ability to recognize and understand numbers and values. - This includes entering information into an on-line database accurately.
      • Ability to visually and mentally make priority decisions / judgement calls based on the situation at hand Amcor is a thriving S&P 500 organisation listed both on the NYSE (AMCR) and ASX (AMC) with US$13 billion in sales. We have a proud history dating back to the 1860's and come a long way from a single paper mill based in Melbourne to becoming the global leading packaging company. Today, Amcor is an international organisation empowering its 50,000 employees in over 40 countries and across 250 sites. At Amcor we believe in talent through diversity and promote equal opportunity in the workplace and recognise that discrimination and harassment of co-workers based on race, creed, disability, gender, marital or maternity status, religious or political beliefs, age or sexual orientation is unlawful. #CB IND123

Keywords: Amcor, Naperville , Quality Technician Lead, Professions , Addison, Illinois

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