Quality Technician at Graham Packaging Company, L.P. in Newark, Delaware

Posted in General Business 24 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Build a meaningful career with a company committed to a cleaner world and a better tomorrow.

Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. We work with some of the biggest brands in the world to provide them with safe, attractive and convenient packaging that meets the demands of today's consumer.

Our company offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits program. But that's just the beginning of our story.  There are many reasons to launch a career with Graham packaging, here are just a few:

  • We offer training and development opportunities so you can advance in your career with Graham

  • We have an excellent safety program, with one of the best safety records in the industry

  • Our employees are proud to share that we treat our workforce like family

  • We believe in open, transparent communications, starting with senior leadership

  • Our company is committed to bringing meaningful change to the sustainability of our products and operations. In 2019 we were honored with the Sustainability Leadership Award from the Business Intelligence Group, and we recently pledged to make all of our products 100% recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025.

  • At Graham, we are focused on the possibilities for a better product, a happier customer and a cleaner world. We recognize that when we work together, we can achieve great things. We treat each other with respect, and are united in a shared passion to make sustainable products that make life easier for the consumers who use them. 

    Come join us in our quest to create a better tomorrow.

    Graham Packaging Company is looking for a(n) Quality Technician based in Newark, Delaware. This opening is for night shift, which operates during the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. This position will operate computer software and caliper for measurement.

    Quality Technicians are responsible for attaining and maintaining standards of quality for bottles as defined by drawings, product specifications and Quality Assurance procedures. Assist in the training of new personnel on the importance of quality and leadership. Responsible for monitoring the quality of finished product and packaging at start up and qualifications, both before and after packing. The primary duties of a Quality Technician include:

    • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices.

    • Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices.

    • Participate in continuous quality improvement projects and other related activities as assigned

    • Ability to analyze Statistical Process Charts (SPC) and evaluate trends.

    • Work closely with the Supervisor and production employees to achieve a quality product.

    • Train production employees on the proper techniques of measuring bottles.

    • Complete written documentation as required.

    • Assist in the training of new personnel as required.

    • Attend SPC classes, perform bottle audits or studies, enters data into the SPC data base and print charts and prepares summaries as needed.

    • Audit rejected materials/customer returns and report findings.

    • Maintain inspection report files per company policies or government regulations.

    • Qualify bottles after a mold change per work instructions.

    • Monitor QA supplies and requests replacements as needed.

    • Collect and prepare bottles for sample requests per corporate procedure.

    • Hold product with non-conformity according to established procedures

    • Perform audits on the product on every machine as established and report any visual defects for corrections according to established procedures

    • Test finished product for bottle dimension or performance characteristic deemed necessary according to established measurements.

    • Communicate about quality with other shifts and departments verbally and through written documents according to established procedures.

    • Limited travel may be required

    A minimum of 1 to 3 years in manufacturing required. Minimum of 6 months quality experience preferred.

    Quality Technicians are required to interact with managers, employees, vendors, and customers. Therefore, the following skills and proficiencies are also essential requirements of the position:

    • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.

    • Computer usage and typing skills are essential.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.

    • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.

    • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.

    • Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly both verbally and orally.

    • Collaborates well with others: proactively contributes to group objectives; volunteers to help others.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

    Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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