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Quality Control Technician

Posted: June 26, 2024
Salary:US$23 - US$26 per hour
Job type: Contract
Discipline:Clinical Research
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Job Title: Quality Control Technician

Report To: Quality Manager

2 Months of Training: M-Friday 8AM-4:30PM CST

Official Shift: (Night) 4PM-4AM Rotating Shift (4 days on, 3 days off, 3 days on, 4 days off)


  • Performs chemical and physical tests required for quality control of copper and specialty metal powder products. Creates standard solutions and references for internal use. Performs calibrations, uploads test results and releases lots to shipping. Follows standard procedures and contributes to procedure revisions where necessary. Keeps a clean and safe workspace.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine testing and maintenance tasks following standard procedures, operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner, records all data, evaluates results, and responsible for housekeeping of work areas. Expected to develop skills in non-standard testing, or area specific expertise and ownership.
  • May be assigned work in areas of technical service, analysis of new products, raw materials, processes, and test method development.
  • Prepares, cleans, and maintains laboratory equipment, glassware, solutions, and instruments used in the laboratory.
  • Interacts with all levels of production personnel and management.
  • Motivated, self-starting, able and willing to manage their own shift following training.
  • Willing to work off-shift as needed for training or coverage.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.

Required Skills/Abilities:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent problem solving, facilitation, troubleshooting, multi-tasking, and analytical skills.
    • Work collaboratively and demonstrate effective listening skills.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced, and, at times, stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to plan, manage time, and keep accurate records.


  • Must demonstrate ability to operate independently on a shift after training and qualification.
  • Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision.
  • Makes decisions and establishes priorities on procedure-oriented operations based on timing and with guidance from Shift Supervisor.
  • Highly safety conscious.
  • Ability to work as an individual contributor and as a member of a team.
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements list below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 1-2 years as Assistant Technician, or
  • Lab familiarity

Education and/or Experience:

  • One year certificate from college or technical school with a focus in a technical discipline; or 2-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to calculate figures, proportions, percentages.
  • Ability to apply algebraic concepts.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions while unsupervised.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

  • Windows Suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works with, chemicals, electrical equipment, and furnaces operating at high temperatures. The noise and vibration level in the work environment is usually moderate. The ability to work with engineered safety equipment and personal protective equipment is essential.