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Quality Control Specialist in Saint Paul, MN at Factory Motor Parts

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Quality Control Specialist is responsible for the development, application, and maintenance of quality control systems for processing materials into finished goods. This includes product quality to workmanship standards and specification, the performance of day-to-day monitoring, testing and initial start-up authorization; all by utilizing instrumental analysis to ensure reliability and conformance to specifications.


  • Perform tests, document results, and review data for raw materials, parts, or finished goods to measure product performance under a variety of conditions.
  • Prepare and archive reports when deviation from policy is necessary.  Also has the ability to conduct root cause analysis, suggest corrective and preventative actions.
  • Write, review & train employees on Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Write and implement control tools such as check list for production line, warehouse conditions, regulatory requirements, subcontractor requirements, 3rd party audits, raw material deliveries , and maintain quality control manual.
  • Performs routine inspection, testing and calibration procedures to determine conformance of instruments used to test raw materials, formula BOM, packaging and finished goods to their specifications and maintains historical records.
  • Performs receiving, in process, final and shipping inspections.
  • Set-up and operate test equipment as required, to accurately test and measure received, in process, and final product goods.
  • Prepare record of inspection documentation and test reports as required.
  • Accurately makes entries on work orders, historical records and all other reports and documentation.
  • Perform periodic audits to confirm compliance with quality control and assurance standards.
  • Research and recommend innovative management methods to improve project performance and delivery.
  • Routes nonconforming parts, subassemblies, and assemblies to proper authority for disposition and corrective action.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Ability to be detail oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively with management and outside vendors
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of quality concepts
  • Strong computer skills
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communications and the ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to solve single variable equations and slope intercept forms, create graphs and standard deviations based on collected data.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must be able to properly use and understand concepts associated with instrumental analysis.


Work is performed in a plant setting.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee frequently is required to sit and climb or balance.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


  • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry or other related Science/Technical field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven job experience in Quality Control & Product development


  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)