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Quality Assurance Coordinator

Company: Ball Metalpack
Location: Dandridge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Ball Metalpack is the leading supplier of sustainable metal packaging for food and household products and the largest aerosol manufacturer in North America. Previously part of Ball Corporation, we're a newly formed company with 130 years of experience, and we're proud to continue our legacy as an industry leader in innovative, next-generation packaging solutions. Come join our 1,300+ team members in one of our 10 locations across the U.S. heartland.
Primary Purpose of Position
Provides support for the quality assurance function as directed.
Essential Functions
  1. Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment. This includes correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating monthly safety meetings, performing monthly safety inspections, and investigating accidents, as required.
  2. Supports development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the food safety system.
  3. Assures compliance for the process control system by reviewing line data and verifying data with random sampling.
  4. Monitors the finished product by inspecting the quality system's effectiveness, analyzing trends and deviations, and initiating recommendations for improvement.
  5. Supports plant material and process changes by providing specialized data and analysis, capability studies, trend analysis, charting techniques, significant testing, and facilitating discussions that lead to logical and sound conclusions.
  6. Acts in an advisory capacity by informing production and quality assurance management of significant process deviations. Uses judgment in determining the significance of process deviations, initiates action to prevent production or shipment of substandard products, isolates defective products, and executes sampling plans to determine fitness for use.
  7. Provides specialized lab testing service by analyzing the fitness of incoming materials, and determining the fitness to standards of finished products.
  8. Calibrates test equipment and ensures that it is in good working order.
  9. Initiates activity reports on special investigations, capability studies, and process deviations.
  10. May perform safety and GMP audits of assigned work areas.
  11. May perform personal accuracy reviews with new and existing employees to verify their understanding of product checks and their entry and retrieval of data.
  12. May maintain a tool room inventory system to determine when to order, inspects new or reworked tooling assuring conformance to specifications, and develops tooling procedures for use in cuppers.
  13. May provide support for production by tagging pallets at the roller bed.
  14. May perform shipping and scheduling of brewing line changes.
  15. May handle outside warehouse discrepancies.
  16. May tag pallets with production tickets.
  17. Facilitates the installation and maintenance of established quality assurance procedures.
  18. Maintains a gauge and inspection equipment control system to provide and calibrate gauges and instruments as required. This includes the initiating of requisitions to ensure compliance with group standards.
  19. Interacts with vendors and suppliers, maintains inspection reports and quality complaints to determine defect trends in materials and products, and initiates corrective action if necessary through appropriate line or staff heads.
  20. Maintains reports as necessary, evaluating the quality of designated products, in conformance with established quality assurance procedures.
  21. Facilitates quality assurance training and development programs.
  22. Assists in the inspection or testing of various materials and products to determine compliance with specifications.
  23. As customer service liaison, analyzes problems on customer site on a regular basis.
  24. Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.
  25. Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
  26. Maintains an awareness of and complies with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the workplace by attending scheduled training sessions.
  27. Communicates with the emergency coordinator (EC) or Environmental Focal Point/Environmental Manager (EFP/EM) regarding environmental management activities.
  28. Understands and responds effectively to EC directions during emergencies by being familiar with emergency procedures, equipment, and systems as necessary. Implements contingency plan to the level required by position.
  29. Understands, completes, and maintains environmental documentation for which the individual is trained, or as directed by the EC, EFP or EM (i.e., inspections, labeling, record keeping, maintenance of equipment, etc.). Reports to the EC, EFP or EM on the status of assigned responsibilities.
  30. Complies with established job safety practices, policies, and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives for the safe performance of the work assignment.
  31. Recognizes waste streams and minimizes waste generation through prudent use of materials, proper disposal, and segregation as directed during training or by the EC, EFP/EM. Understands and practices proper accumulation and storage requirements for wastes.
  32. Train new or replacement quality personnel as required.
At Ball Metalpack, we offer a comprehensive, total rewards package including Competitive pay and Benefits package options:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid vacation and holidays to recreate, rejuvenate and care for the health of yourself and family
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Variety of company paid and voluntary insurance plans including life, personal accident and disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
Ball Metalpack is proud to provide equal employment opportunity to individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, protected disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law.

Keywords: Ball Metalpack, Knoxville , Quality Assurance Coordinator, Other , Dandridge, Tennessee

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