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Quality Technician 1st Shift

Location: Huntsville, Alabama US

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Job Number: 5322

Requisition Number: R6078

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External Description: At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.

Requirements for Internal Promotion

  • Not currently interviewing rehires
  • New hires Must have 1 year Continuous Service from Polaris Hire date
  • 6 months between department transfers
  • No active corrective actions
  • 3 or less attendance occurrences
  • Must have received a 'Meets Expectation' in most recent performance review
  • Resume Required
  • Interview Required


Quality Tech II Job Description

Job Summary:

To ensure that all products shipped to the consumer meet or exceed that consumer's expectations. Reporting of audit findings in a professional and accurate manner to facilitate improvement in quality, productivity and safety. Executes part verification (supplier PPAP/FAIR/RMO). Owns part qualification and part quality containments. Perform technical functions within the Quality Assurance Department providing the Quality with technical information for all aspects of the product manufacturing cycle especially in Weld and Paint.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Auditing----Audit various process characteristics per specification plans, may include but is not limited to: Receiving/Shipping inspection of raw materials, WIP, Quarantined inventory, Re-worked components or assemblies, Finish Goods audits.

Perform sort of non-conforming materials as required by using AS400/MAPCIS system.

Prepare RMO's, shipping orders and order supplies for QA Lab as necessary.

PPAP---Assist in Verification of materials and parts, assuring that they meet written specifications within established tolerances by using QMS Reliance PPAP.

Work with measuring and production tools and maintain quality inspection equipment as necessary.

Training---Cross train in other quality positions to back-up or assist other quality personnel as necessary.

Challenge nonconforming product using proper chain of command and hold tag procedures. Provide help with rework projects as the quality inspector for all completed rework.

Maintain or input quality data/files as required. May include but is not limited to: MRB QMS sheets, QA files, PPAP, Audit results, FAIR's, RMO's, Deviations, DPU, FTQ, IPP100

Communicate to appropriate personnel any necessary issues, findings, etc.

Provide input into improving existing inspection procedures and actively participate in the PCI process.

Work in safe and healthy manner, strictly following all safety rules and regulations.

Perform duties outside assigned area, as required.

Make necessary recommendations for process improvements.

Communicate with multiple suppliers

Support departments as needed to identify, contain, and resolve product and component issues. Report on issues and progress to Quality Engineer and others as appropriate.

Perform dimensional verifications on all in-house and vendor components utilizing various measuring devices including but not limited to: Calipers, micrometers, height gauges, White light scanner, Hardness Tester.

Perform geometric measurements on components utilizing measuring devices and be able to interpret output data.

Facilitate Supplier component qualifications through the QMS/Reliance system.

Execute dimensional verification on components or product using other means of dimensional verification such as CAD and digitizing techniques.

Perform work assignments per supervisor's instruction and work schedule.

Assist supervisor in meeting departmental work schedules and company quality standards.

Maintain OSHA compliance and corporate safety standards within department and company.

Maintain current technical skills on all technical measuring devices as required.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Lead Kaizen teams and support/maintain 5-Pillar objectives within the Quality Assurance Department.

Skills & Knowledge:

High School Diploma or equivalent required.

Technical diploma or equivalent training preferred.

Must have a working knowledge of PC software programs (i.e. MS-word processing, spreadsheets, database, email) including the ability to enter and retrieve data and AS 400.

Must be familiar with GD&T parts, tolerances, dimensions, various inspection equipment, and quality terminology.

Must have a performance history of quality conscious work, good attendance and safe work habits.

One-year experience with basic gauging equipment (micrometers, calipers, height gauges, etc.) required.

Must have experience and a strong working knowledge of the production area this position is assigned to support.

Must have strong oral and written communication skills.

Must be able to manage conflict and solve problems independently.

Must have demonstrated organizational and leadership skills.

Must be responsible, enthusiastic, trustworthy, and able to work with minimum supervision.

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2020 sales of $7.0 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Huntsville

State: Alabama

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