The Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for monitoring, analyzing and reporting data regarding conformance to Washington Penn’s overall quality management system.
Performs Certificate of Analysis review of all finished products.
Monitors production schedule and works with Production Manager, Corporate Scheduler and Shipping Team to get quality material out on time to the customer.
Directs the Controlled Shipment Process & oversees Shipping Processes to ensure quality procedures are being properly followed
Maintains and properly stores daily quality documentation (dock audits, raw material COAs and Changeover Documentation)
Manages and oversees lab equipment verifications and calibrations.
Tracks and monitors non-conforming material consisting mainly of scrap, internal rejections, and customer returns/complaints.
Compiles and analyzes data consisting of product defect trends, final functionality results for finished products, process control for new formulations, etc.
Works with Product Development/Engineering Team to adjust processing parameters and formulations to help reduce the amount of scrap/non-conforming product produced.
Participates in Monthly Quality Audit Process
Interacts with internal and external customers during customer complaints, audits and visits.
Oversee trials involving changes in processes, instrumentations, and measurements.
Assists in the development of the product control plans through pre-trial meetings.
On a daily basis, gathers interprets, and applies statistical methods to various production/quality related processes. Communicates the results to team during the daily OEE meetings.
Assume a leading role in process improvement for operations incidents that involve internally rejected materials. This involves participating in a cross functional team that determines the root cause and implements permanent corrective actions.
Participates in the overall quality strategy planning for the plant that is aligned with the WPP quality goals.
Assumes role of Quality Manager in their absence as needed.
Leads key improvement projects.
Performs other duties and assignments as directed by supervisor.
Travel required on occasion.
A Bachelor of Science degree is required.
Training in the operation and theory of testing equipment and laboratory techniques is preferred.
Skilled in the use of computer software, including word-processing, spreadsheets, graphics, and statistical analysis programs.
Basic understanding of ASTM, and ISO standards.
Ability to use statistical analysis tools.
Understanding of typical mechanical properties, for example, tensile, flex, hardness, impact, and shrinkage is preferred.
Skill/experience in root cause analysis and problem solving techniques preferred.
Washington Penn, an Audia® Company, is a leading global provider of polypropylene and polyethylene compounds. The company focuses on developing custom solutions to meet the material needs of its customers in a variety of markets. In our 70+ years of operation, we continue to develop innovative, customer-specific formulations and are known for our work in the automotive, appliance, construction, and consumer markets worldwide. The company strives to consistently develop the latest technology for its customers and manufactures products with the highest quality, safety, and service. Washington Penn is a privately-owned company with global reach and is recognized by its customers, suppliers, and co-workers for its character and values. For more information, visit www.washingtonpenn.com.