Quality Assurance Lead

Amcor - Hazelwood, MO (30+ days ago)3.8


Amcor Rigid Plastics

Quality Assurance Lead

Hazelwood, MO

Amcor is the world’s largest publicly traded packaging company; a market and innovation leader adding value to the world’s most recognizable brands.

Amcor, with $9.1 billion in sales (FY 2017), is a global leader in responsible global packaging solutions supplying a broad range of rigid and flexible packaging products into the food, beverage, healthcare, home and personal care, and tobacco packaging industries.
Amcor offers exclusive and innovative solutions that are at the forefront of the packaging industry.
Today, Amcor has more than 35,000 co-workers working together across 200 sites in more than 40 countries.
We are: Global, Customer-driven, Innovative, Responsible and Talented.
Listed as one of the top 50 companies in Fortune Magazine’s “Change The World” report. (2017)

Job Summary
Assist in the direction of the quality assurance program for the plant. Performs duties relating to inspection, laboratory testing, statistical process control and salvage operations. Implement, maintain and modify as directed the company/plant quality management system to improve business operating systems and meet the requirements of customer and best practice audits. Lead/assist with the corrective action of quality related problems at the plant and/or customer location and start-up of new products/processes. Assist in troubleshooting technical problems. Develop and maintain audit documentation and maintain effective quality systems.

Reporting Relationship

Plant Manager or Quality Assurance Manager defined by plant size and complexity

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.
Prepare, review, and evaluate data and information. Develop recommendations for use by plant management.
Utilize quality techniques to reduce process variations or refine process parameters based upon results.
Promote and follow all corporate and local OSHE and Quality policy and guidelines
Follow all corporate and local policy, procedures, and guidelines
Follow all job specific SOP’s, Work Instructions, and NON SOP’s
Follow all GMP and GDP practices
Perform timely inspection of all incoming materials, purchased or sample materials, in-process materials, reworked materials and finished goods through the use of visual inspection, sampling, SPC and laboratory instrumentation
Assist in problem solving through use of statistical analysis and utilization of quality tools. Lead and promote problem solving teams to perform root cause analysis and failure investigations. Assist in tracking and trending of corrective and preventative actions to ensure items are closed out on a timely basis.
Alert management of potential quality problems to assure that defective product or raw materials are not used or shipped to the customer.
Highlight training needs within the facility and act as a trained trainer for relevant instruction needs. Records all the quality CBTs completed.
Interface regularly with managers, supervisors, and engineers.
Assist in development of standard operating procedures, work instructions and form control documents.
Applies and enforces Good Manufacturing Practices & HACCP requirements to meet plant goals
Manages the GMP internal audit process for the site. Could act as an internal auditor, as needed.
Coordinates and monitors the completion of the site glass and chemical audits, as well as, the completion of the monthly microbial program tests.
Monitors the scrap and rejected bottles on the CI Vision and Pressco to determine additional actions needed for the manufacturing process in order to avoid sending defective bottles.
Monitors the changeover on the lines.
Programs the Avid and RealSPC as needed.
Performs and assist during the validation process of any mold, equipment or process.
Audit and maintain accurate records for product capability and traceability.
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
Recommend staff stop production for unacceptable quality
Recommend staff quarantine out-of-specification products, materials or supplies
Contact 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 Education
Completion of Quality Technician II training
Professional accreditation by ASQ in CQT is preferred.
Previous quality assurance or manufacturing work experience in the plastics industry is preferred
English literacy with excellent verbal and written communication skills
Physical Requirements: This is a medium physical demand job
Employees must be able to work overtime, weekends and nights.
Must work be able to work 8-12 hour shifts.
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.
Strong analytical skills to interpret and resolve issues. Fundamental knowledge of SPC.
Strong technical writing skills.
Must have ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software databases (e.g. Microsoft Office)
Ability to distinguish minute details on drawings, containers, and preforms unassisted.

Training Requirements:
ARPNA Safety Contract
New Hire Training (see new hire orientation)
Scheduled Training (see plant training schedule)
SAP and supporting system training
Annual GMP, HACCP, Glass Avoidance, Food Defence, and Communicable Disease
Lock Out / Tag Out
Hazard Communication
Personal Protective Equipment
Power Industrial Truck (Forklift) Safety
Product Safety / Raw Material Requirements
SPC and SPC software
Testing Equipment per Control Plan
Gauge R & R and Calibration Requirements
Microbiological Sampling Protocol
Food Safety and Quality Audit Expectations
Container Testing, Defect Awareness, Visual Inspection Procedures
All other training as required by ARPNA

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.

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