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Quality Technician Assistant Supervisor

Company: Cepheid
Location: Lodi
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Quality Technician Assistant SupervisorJob Location: Lodi, CaliforniaPOSITION SUMMARY:The Quality Technician Assistant Supervisor is responsible for supporting in leading the Quality Technician department in all aspects of Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Key responsibilities include establishing and promoting repeatable Quality processes, identifying and implementing test automation tools in a highly integrated operations environment, standardize reporting, analysis of test results, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement within the Quality department.ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Train and develop quality personnel. Ensure quality technicians are qualified and certified in necessary procedures.
  • Manage work hours, vacation requests, review performance, discipline, and ensure compliance to corporate personnel policies.
  • Develop and continuously improve standard work and techniques.
  • Reporting of project/kaizen results and key quality metrics.
  • Utilize the problem-solving process and conduct root cause analysis and implement countermeasures for NCR's, defects, issues and/or specifically assigned projects.
  • Assist cross functional team members in root cause analysis as needed.
  • Ensure test execution results (both automated and manual) are properly captured for current and historical review.
  • Ensure products are produced according to specifications.
  • Ensure timely and successful completion of testing deliverables.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to ensure conformance to functional, performance and visual requirements.
  • Assist in development and execution of automated test methods for existing procedures and future part implementation.
  • Analyze statistics and trends to assess appropriate statistical process control limits. Periodically review effectiveness of SPC limits.
  • Work with cross functional teams on process development/implementation; including quality control plans, validation and qualifications (IQ, OQ, PQ).
  • Train and support quality team in PFMEA, Cap Studies, Gage R&R, APQP.
  • Develop and manage quality inspection equipment including CMM/Optical programming, GD&T, fixture design and inspection methods.
  • Right the first-time review for all GDP and data entry.
  • Daily mold cavity status review and follow-up on any issues.
  • Provide leadership, training and support to Manufacturing trainer.
  • Set and manage individual performance goals to meet requirement.
  • Coach and develop personnel.
  • Assist manufacturing in coordinating, delivering, and monitoring training activities that directly affect manufacturing processes.
  • Work develop appropriate training curricula.
  • Develop and maintain associate certification process for quality.
  • Help maintain and sustain Kamishibai layered audit process.
  • Perform floor audits to ensure compliance to standard work, work instructions, standard operating procedures, etc.
  • Revise and redline documents for revision changes as necessary.
  • Maintains department training records to include on the job training records of employees
  • Update (after revisions) work instructions and standard operating proceduresrelated to manufacturing production in a timely manner
    • Drive continuous improvement by leveraging Danaher Business System (DBS) tools, consulting skills, and change management process.
    • Initiates and participates in Kaizen/ Continuous improvement on all operations systems and procedures. Will support Kaizen events in other areas of Lodi Operations as appropriate
    • Provide technical training to all operations associates. Train, qualify and certify all associates as necessary.TRAINING RESPONSIBILITIES: (REQUIRED)
      • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time
      • For people managers, ensure your associates attend and complete all required trainings satisfactorily and on time.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education and Experience (in years):
        • A bachelor's degree or relevant years of work experience
        • 2-3 years of related work experience.Required Knowledge and skills:
          • Effective interpersonal skills to influence and lead a team
          • Skilled at performing examinations and quality control inspections on products, materials, components and parts on all types of standard and special products
          • Experienced in data analyzing and determining quality methods and procedures
          • Provides good judgment to identify and resolve day-to-day technical and operational problems
          • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Minitab and database management tools
          • Clear and concise communication and presentation capabilityPhysical requirements/abilities:
            • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.
            • Willing to work flexible work shifts.PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
              • 5+ years of QA/QC experience in environment(s) with a diverse Medical product& services portfolio, with at least 2 years acting in a leadership role. When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation. If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

Keywords: Cepheid, Lodi , Quality Technician Assistant Supervisor, Professions , Lodi, California

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