Quality Control Technician
Trex Company, the world’s number one decking and railing brand, and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products, is seeking a Quality Control Technician to conduct real-time sample testing, serve as the subject-matter expert, and communicate results and qualitative feedback to internal production and leadership groups.
Help us deliver what’s next in outdoor living by providing guidance for any quality issues that arise during production, maintain accurate documentation and uphold the standards of the documented control processes.
As our next Quality Control Technician, you will ensure representative samples from each production line are collected, labeled and tested on a routine and timely manner. You have strong communication skills, troubleshooting skills and commitment to accuracy. A natural team player, you are able to work effectively with a wide range of people to effectively identify and isolate defects, conduct audits and independently verify test results.
Talented employees are just one of Trex Company’s trademarks. This is your chance to work for a company consistently awarded recognition for market leadership and innovation. Trex outdoor living products offer significant design flexibility with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice. Trex decking products contain 95 percent recycled content and we are one of the largest plastic scrap recyclers in the U.S. Our organization kept more than 600 million pounds of plastic and wood scrap out of landfills last year alone.
Besides working for the company known for its recycling heritage and as a creator of amazing outdoor living spaces, Trex employees enjoy an industry-leading compensation and benefits package, bonuses and incentive programs, tuition assistance, a six percent 401(k) match, and more: trex.com/careers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
+ Conduct production sampling for full product line. Pull representative samples of current production, label and store to be used for real-time and future quantitative testing, as defined by the guidelines set forth in the documented control processes.
+ Utilize lab equipment to conduct testing against specifications for standards such as color, dimensions and strength.
+ Complete routine visual checks for verification to ensure all products meet or exceed visual specifications.
+ Serve as subject matter quality control area expert to provide guidance for any subjective visual or dimensional quality issues that arise during production within an area. Train new personnel on appropriate specifications as issues arise.
+ Work in conjunction with peers to correctly identify, isolate, communicate and document any issues and/or out-of-specification product.
+ Inventory and audit all production from prior shift, material movement tracking and detailed status documentation. Ensure test samples are representative of material awaiting testing and final disposition.
+ Be responsible for carrying out all necessary raw material testing and retesting.
+ Utilizing the most current production schedule, work with production staff to anticipate and help facilitate production schedule changes as needed. Provide feedback to colleagues on the visual and dimensional quality of the material while in transition.
+ Troubleshoot any quality control-related equipment issues in real-time.
+ Fill in as needed for other Quality Department roles to ensure quality control responsibilities are adequately covered.
+ Develop ideas and implement solutions for continuous improvement with the Quality Department to drive lean and standardized principles.
+ Ensure lab or work area is clean, neat, and set in order.
+ Perform other duties or special projects as required under the direction of the Quality Lead or Quality Manager.
+ High school diploma or equivalent is required.
+ At least two years of manufacturing or quality experience in an industrial environment.
+ Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Excel and Word programs.
+ Must be able to work 12-hour shifts, standing for extended periods of time.
Winchester, Virginia, United States