Shift: Monday–Friday 8AM–4:30PM (occasional additional day(s) and overtime expected to support business needs)
Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. is seeking a Quality Technician for our world headquarters located in Portland, Oregon. Leatherman is the world leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative, high quality, compact, multi-purpose tools. We employ over 500 Team Members in our 90,000 square feet facility. Visit our website at: www.leatherman.com
The successful candidates for the Quality Technician will support value streams to monitor the performance of the processes and ensure quality systems are in place. Respond to nonconforming material with the appropriate action.
The ideal candidate must be able to:
Print reading including advanced GD&T, includes making Engineering recommendations for defining feature control frames to align with measurement method.
Create and revise production control plans and WinSPC Collection Plans to ensure consistency between the print specification and selected measurement method.
Establish suitable production measurement strategies using metrology principals for accuracy and resolution; using Gage R&R and Bias Study results as a measure of gaging performance.
Validate production measurement processes utilizing the Production Readiness Checklist.
Evaluate new gaging and metrology technologies for application in new and current production.
Establish test procedures for product performance testing ensuring consistency with both the performance print and the Acceptance Test Plan (ATP).
Perform gage maintenance and calibration, determine appropriate frequency of calibration based on past results.
Setup Gage R&R activities, interpret results, and apply metrology principals for improving GR&R results.
Maintain records of inspection results. Present data that's consistent with Engineering and statistical standards using Excel, Minitab, Calypso & Keyence IM software.
Process ECO's representing QA function; ensuring a product is "Production Ready" as it relates to prescribed Engineering Changes
Advise operators and other technicians on the correct use of advanced metrology equipment, interpretation of the print specification and GD&T, and accessibility of controlled information through WinSPC and Adept.
Create Gage Operating Procedures (GOPs) and Work Instructions in support of production and QA technician operations.
Experience and Education Requirements:
High School diploma or GED required.
Ability to select and use the appropriate type of inspection devices such as calipers, micrometers, gage pins, thread gages, custom gages, comparators, microscopes, and CMM, then evaluate their measurement results to determine conformance to specification.
Four or more years of experience in dimensional inspection on components in a production environment.
Ability to read and interpret prints, including geometric dimension and tolerancing (GD&T).
Demonstrated understanding of basic statistics including calculations of mean, median, mode, standard deviation, range, and variance. Must be able to create and interpret control charts and process capability measures such as Cp and Cpk.
Must be able to perform Gage R&R study and interpret results.
Problem solving skills, ability to apply DMAIC and use basic quality tools such as cause and effect diagrams, process flow maps, check sheets, Pareto charts, scatter diagrams, control charts, and histograms.
Lean Manufacturing techniques such as 5S, standard work, Kanban, etc.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions/Physical Hazards: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently stand or walk; sit; use hands to handle, grasp, or keyboard; and reach with hands and arms, and use a vehicle. The employee occasionally climbs; bends, stoops or crouches; lifts (up to 50 lbs.); pushes/pulls; and talks and hears. Specific vision abilities required by this job include 20/20 vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a production environment with regular exposure to noise, liquid grinding coolant mist and vapor, dust and lubricants managed through an exhaust system. Work area is well lit and air conditioned.
To Apply: At Leatherman, we are also interested in how you think, behave and integrate. With this in mind, please give extra consideration and time to each question when you apply thru our online applicant module. You will want to allow yourself 20-30 minutes; we do consider this a key part of our selection process. Please attach a resume and watch your email for upcoming communication(s) and information.
Excellent Benefit Package: Competitive Compensation, Bonus Plan with Performance Multiplier, 401k Employer Match up to 5%, Onsite Health Clinic, Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Award Winning Wellness Program, PTO, 10 Paid Holidays, On Premise Gym, Pickle Ball Court, Opportunities for Career Advancement and Personal Growth with Educational Reimbursement Program, Employee Assistance Program and Employee Discount on Products. Come be part of the Leatherman Team. Leave nothing undone . . . . Including your career!
Core Values: We thrill our consumers with quality, products, and service; We care about each other’s well-being; We share ideas, challenge each other and do the right thing; We respect each other, show humility and grow from our failures; We foster the development of individuals to reach their greatest potential
Pre-employment background check and drug screening is required. Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
Out here in Oregon, we’re used to getting things done—you could call it our pioneering spirit. It’s why Leatherman Tool Group is proud to support U.S. workers who, just like our founder Tim Leatherman, are dedicated to the quality craftsmanship that goes into each of our original American multi-tools.
After spending his childhood in Oregon, Tim Leatherman stayed local and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University. A low-budget, post-college trip abroad, which included many fix-it situations, convinced Tim of the need for a pliers based multi-purpose tool.
Once back home in the states, Tim set to work developing his idea. On July 5, 1983 Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. was officially incorporated based on a few simple principles: manufacture quality products that deliver excellent value to the consumer while providing good, living-wage jobs to the local workforce. More than thirty years later we’re still going strong in the U.S., in our home town of Portland, Oregon.
Every multi-tool and knife we make is crafted by one of the 600 Oregonians who call Leatherman a great place to work, and we stand behind our products with a no-questions-asked 25 yea...r warranty. When asked about the company’s devotion to quality, Tim always replies, “It has to be perfect; my name is on every tool.”
We’re proud to live and work in the USA and it shows in every original multi-tool and knife we make. Leatherman. Leave nothing undone.