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Quality Technician I

Job Req ID:  8424
Location: 

Thomasville, AL, US, 36784

Date:  Jul 25, 2022
Description: 

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers and homeowners worldwide. LP’s extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as siding solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, LP BuilderSeries® Lap Siding, and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®), LP Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, and LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing, and more), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better Worldby helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while our shareholders build lasting value. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 25 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Brazil. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

Job Purpose

Ensure manufacturing processes meet control specifications and finished product standards are met. Provide problem-solving support to operations.

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Perform all work in accordance with safety rules and regulations and participate in facility health & safety activities as assigned.
  • Verify product standards are met through statistical analysis of product and process measurements and observations.
  • Ensure all relevant quality requirements are consistently met according to the QC manual and plant SOPs.
  • Ensure that non-conforming product is appropriately quarantined, identified and segregated according to standard procedures.
  • Analyze and evaluate quarantined product to determine disposition in accordance with product standards.
  • Record testing and inspection results, input into appropriate database or spreadsheets.   Identify and respond to statistical trends or non-conforming process measures and test values.
  • Verify that all product packaging and appearance standards are met. Lead in troubleshooting and resolving non-conformances; conduct audits of finished product packaging.
  • Lead in maintaining the conformance of the manufacturing process to specifications. Use root cause analysis to identify, troubleshoot and resolve non-conformances.
  • Monitor and document process parameter changes as assigned, identify and lead troubleshooting efforts to eliminate special cause variation
  • Communicate test results and observations to operations and management to maintain process and product conformance.
  • Monitor and record consumption and inventory of raw materials (wax, resin, etc.).
  • Verify quality of raw materials as required.
  • Ensure preventive and unscheduled maintenance tasks are assigned and completed, including cleaning and calibration of processing and testing equipment.
  • Assist in process and product tests/trials as assigned and compile, analyze, and report trial test results as required.
  • Be pro-active in identifying and performing other tasks to maintain and improve safety, quality and environmental performance.
  • Modify and create process and product SSOPs and JSAs
  • Provide guidance and leadership to plant employees with respect to adherence to process control plans
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

What do I need to be successful?

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to follow safety and environmental standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow all quality and process standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a computer and supporting software, to include spreadsheet and statistical packages.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing equipment and production processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate sample preparation and testing equipment.
  • Knowledge of inventory management.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient math skills and statistical knowledge, including SPC
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a variety of material handling equipment (both hand tools and electrical/motorized equipment)
  • Demonstrated ability to work while wearing a respirator and/or other safety clothing or equipment.

Education:

  • Associate degree preferred or equivalent technical training.
  • ASQ certifications, Lean Six Sigma training, or other applicable training

Experience:

  • 2-4 years minimum.
  • Combination of experience, education, or training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position; manufacturing experience preferred.

 

Work Environment

  • The lab and manufacturing environment includes exposure to moving parts, fumes, chemicals, airborne particles and high temperatures.
  • The employee must have the ability to climb, bend, stoop, kneel, work in inclement weather, and work with elevated noise levels.
  • The position requires the ability to frequently lift equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.


Nearest Major Market: Mobile AL

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