Quality Coordinator in Lancaster, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 6/16/2018

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Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of a Quality Coordinator to join our Global Rolled Products (GRP) business unit in Lancaster, PA.

The Quality Coordinator is responsible for the quality systems within a specified operating area. They will oversee quality requirements, oversight of area process management, development of inspection practices, delivery of quality training and oversight of change control. This position audits the Area for adherence to quality procedures, monitors output variables for process capability and develops corrective / preventive actions in response to internal rejections and customer claims. The position reports to the Superintendent with dotted line accountability to the MQS department.

  • Support the team in safely producing the highest quality product in accordance with plant quality standards.
  • Coach in a team environment utilizing Arconic Supervisory Excellence (ASE) principles and Human and Organizational Performance principles (HP).
  • Monitor all quality improvement activities and takes action to capture savings in the DI system.
  • Monitor, track and report key Quality metrics to ensure compliance with quality system requirements.
  • Analyze quality data for trends and opportunities for problem-solving and waste elimination.
  • Develop incoming quality contracts, audits for adherence to the contracts and issues corrective action requests to resolve violations to the contract.
  • Responsible for deploying Process Management to the Arconic 80.15.1 Standard on all Area critical processes. This includes the tracking and /or auditing of critical process variables to ensure consistent quality characteristics.
  • Lead the development and application of Visual Process Management.
  • Represent the assigned area at the daily “Rock” quality meeting.
  • Lead the development of the corrective action and the response to internal and external customers for their area.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate content of quality related SOP’s for the area.
  • Active presence on the floor to coach and support team members and Operations Shift Coordinators in quality systems and requirements.
  • Provide quality training to Team members, Star Points, and assigned area personnel.
  • Work safely, practicing and promoting safety consciousness through Human Performance principles.
  • Develop inspection practices and criteria to provide assurance of acceptable outgoing product quality.
  • Take action to contain questionable product, communicate to affected resources, and develop corrective & preventive actions through effective problem solving.
  • Accountable for area process changes to ensure product quality is maintained, managing and controlling risks to safety and process integrity. Communicates process changes to affected personnel outside of the production area.
  • Participate in area quality system audits.
  • Utilize the MSO process and EHS requirements when shipping out materials.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in aluminum manufacturing.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science preferably in Metallurgical or Materials Science Engineering
  • Knowledge of aluminum alloys and properties strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of aluminum product applications strongly preferred
  • Strong mechanical and process aptitude
  • Experience with AS400, AARTs and Minitab
  • Knowledge of Process Management and VPM
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with individuals and teams at all levels of the organization.
  • Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to get along with others, be punctual, and complete tasks on-time.
  • Able to work flexible hours as required.
  • Ability to translate corporate and plant quality objectives into meaningful and achievable goals for the department.
  • Operational knowledge regarding process, equipment capability, practices, systems.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects/assignments concurrently and be results oriented.
  • Demonstrates good computer skills, including a good working knowledge of Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Working knowledge of Casting, Rolling, and Finishing Technology (as appropriate by area)
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 quality systems.
  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates strong decision making and problem-solving skills.