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Quality Control Specialist in San Jose, CA at TPS Family of Companies

Date Posted: 2/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

SUMMARY:  The Quality Control Specialist is responsible for ensuring manufacturing processes and procedures are adhered to in order to ensure the quality of the products. The Quality Control Specialist may visually inspect or manually test products or processes, before, during or after the manufacturing process. Specialists may also run and monitor inspection equipment, as well as record and analyze quality data.

Quality Control Specialist may perform their duties in a number of locations, such as a workstations, assembly lines, laboratories, customer sites or at warehouses and material storage locations. They may have to stand for hours at a time, or perform their duties seated in a controlled environment. The Quality Control Specialist may be required to work overtime during peak manufacturing periods or audits with short notice.

Duties of a Quality Control Specialist

Specific duties vary, depending on the project involved. However, no matter which project, the main objective of the Quality Control Specialist is to verify the product or process meets the customer specifications and requirements.

  • The Quality Control Specialist will have the responsibility to accept or reject work products as necessary.
  • The Quality Control Specialist will have the responsibility to review specifications, standards and/or test plans, and make recommendations.
  • Quality Control Specialist will keep a record of issues they find and may send defective products back to the production line or suppliers for repair, review and implement corrective actions to the product and/or process, report results.
  • The Quality Control Specialist may work on non-conforming products to determine the problems in the manufacturing process and report the root causes found.
  • May be required to conduct controlled testing on products or processes to determine how the products or processes perform in a simulated environment.
  • The Quality Control Specialist will use specialized instruments to perform their duties.
  • The Quality Control Specialist may weigh or measure finished products, perform time studies and or evaluate processes and activities for improvements.
  • The Quality Control Specialist may be required to measure and visually inspect workmanship or gauge product reliability.
  • The Quality Control Specialist will be involved in the training of junior inspectors.
  • Review, implement and follow up on corrective and preventive actions derived from customer complaints and/or customer returns.  

Job Requirements

Quality Control Specialist Requirements

Education requirements:

  • A.S. degree in engineering, business or equivalent is desired but not required.
  • Ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, in the English language. Spanish is a plus.
  • Ability to attend training and implement concepts learned during that training.
  • A minimum of two years of Quality control on-the-job experience is required.
  • Certificate in quality control or specialized training within the industry field is desired.