Quality Assurance Coordinator
IMS Group - Toronto, ON

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We are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Coordinator to join our team of skilled professionals.
QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATOR

Overview:
Ensures quality products and processes through testing and inspection at various stages of production process, and compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability.

Typical Functions:

  • Requires thorough knowledge of products and production processes along with statistical control procedures, design, and testing procedures.
  • Uses principles of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve practical testing and quality control problems.
  • Selects products for tests at specified stages in production process, and tests products for variety of qualities, such as dimensions, performance, and mechanical, electrical or chemical characteristics.
  • Records test data, applying statistical quality control procedures.
  • Interprets engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas, and confers with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.
  • Evaluates data and writes reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.
  • Recommends modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.
  • May set up and perform destructive and non-destructive tests on materials, parts, or products to measure performance, life or material characteristics.
  • May prepare graphs or charts of data or enter data into computer for analysis.
  • May specialize in particular area of quality control engineering, such as design, incoming material, process control, product evaluation, inventory control, product reliability, research and development, and administrative applications.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering. Mechanical or Chemical Engineering degree preferred.
  • Certificate in quality management or a major in quality management is an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant manufacturing experience.
  • Ability to travel, work shifts and weekends as required

Job Responsibilities:

  • Promote quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the plant
  • Develop, implement, communicate and maintain a quality plan to bring the plant’s quality performance and its quality system into compliance with corporate standards
  • Effectively interact with teams to maintain product supply and help develop and/or improve new products
  • Work with purchasing staff to establish quality requirements and audits from external suppliers
  • Ensure compliance with national and international standards and legislation
  • Establish clearly defined quality methods for staff to apply
  • Define quality procedures in conjunction with operating staff
  • Set up and maintain controls and documentation procedures as well as the posting of KPI results
  • Liaison with Sales team to ensure the execution of corrective actions and compliance with customer’s specifications
  • Prepare clear explanatory documents outlining root cause investigation of customer complaints and taking action to implement corrective action plans
  • Monitor performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports
  • Organize and manage quality assurance functions in close cooperation with Quality/Research and with the management team
  • Identifying relevant quality-related training needs and delivering training
  • Collect and analyze performance data and charts against defined parameters and reporting the results/action plan in Monthly Raw Material Variance meetings
  • Ensure tests and procedures are properly understood, carried out and evaluated and that product modifications are investigated if necessary
  • Supervise technical staff in carrying out tests and checks
  • Bring together staff of different disciplines and drive the group to plan, formulate and agree comprehensive quality procedures
  • Persuading reluctant staff to change their way of working to incorporate quality methods
  • Manage and maintain the plant’s quality inspection and product release programs for incoming and in-process materials and components, processes and finished goods
  • Formulate and manage the development and implementation of targets, objectives, policies, procedures and systems pertaining to the QA/QC
  • Set QA compliance objectives and ensure that targets are achieved
  • Drive cost saving initiatives, drive down seconds and waste and significantly reduce the cost of poor quality

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Founded in 1987, I. M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) is a rapidly expanding company serving Federal Government, Department of Defense, and...