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Engineered Plastic Components
Lebanon, Kentucky

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Job Title:  Quality Engineer                Department:  Quality

Location:  Lebanon, Kentucky                    Date Released: _06/01/2010_

Hourly   X  Salaried                Exempt:  X  Yes     No


  • Reviews engineering changes and updates inspection requirements as appropriate.
  • Review blueprints/specifications to establish manufacturing/gauging feasibility, including QA

inspection planning, special gauging and associated documentation.

  • Works with quality manager as required for systems standardization.
  • Establishes statistical process control (SPC) procedures as required by contract.
  • Trains workers in statistical process control (SPC) procedures and quality control activities.
  • Develops sampling procedures and operator instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
  • Directs workers engaged in measuring and testing product and tabulating data concerning materials, product, or process quality and reliability.
  • Receives and documents customer complaints and returns.
  • Processes returned goods including identification of root cause where applicable.
  • Identify ongoing quality issues on the production floor by appropriate means and make

recommendations on improving the capability of production tools.

  • Interface with customers, engineering, and operating companies in negotiating quality issues

relative to print and specifications capability.

  • Manage production part approval (PPAP) activity.
  • Interact with team members to communicate part requirements.
  • Create job instructions.
  • Performs testing and process studies as required
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.





Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent; or 4-5 years related experience in Quality Engineering/Assurance field and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong technical skills and an understanding of statistics.  Experience in plastic processing preferred.

IV.                PHYSICAL DEMANDS


Light physical demand level.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee

to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made

to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand.  The employee

is frequently required to walk; sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms,

stoop, kneel,  bend or crouch and talk and hear.  Twisting of the body or neck may be required

occasionally when inspecting product.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral

vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Should be able to safely operate cranes, forklifts and other equipment necessary to perform job.

Job involves visual effort and concentration.

Good hand-eye coordination.


Regular and reliable attendance and punctuality.

Driving is required.

Mental activities necessary include manufacturing knowledge and other practical and problem-solving skills.


PPE – Safety Eye Wear, Cutting Gloves when using a knife, and cotton gloves when handling hot parts.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work Environment – indoors in plastic manufacturing factory.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

*Due to the factory not being climate controlled, extreme heat is experienced in the summer months.

*The above job description is a broadly based description and is not intended to contain all specifics of a particular job.  This description is not a contract for employment.  It does not include all aspects of the position such as potential duties assigned by supervisors with the requirement for flexibility in helping others for the company’s overall benefit.

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