Product Assurance Technician
Zimmer Biomet

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Job Summary

The Product Assurance Technician is responsible for performing moderate to complex visual/mechanical inspections, deciding whether or not the parts conform to specifications, and documenting these decisions and supporting data. The Technician will communicate using geometric dimensioning & tolerancing methods and occasionally lead fundamentals training. The Technician will assist management as needed with general support, leading on-the-job-training for Product Assurance Clerks/Specialists, and special projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Perform moderate to complex first article, on-line and final dimensional inspections, working from engineering drawings, procedures and external standards, using typical inspection equipment such as micrometers, thread gauges, calipers, optical comparator, concentricity gauge, and height & depth gages.

Perform component testing utilizing various inspection equipment such as tensile testers, force gages and custom equipment including programmable inspection machines.

Support the qualification/validation of new products/process projects; perform specialized inspections to help engineering develop new products, gages and inspection methods.

Document all activities in a manner compliant with good documenting practices

Enter data on production reports regarding shop orders worked on, quantity produced, hours worked, and movement of goods through inventory transactions using ERP systems.

Inspect, set-up and, operate small machines such as heat sealers, label printers, ultra-sonic cleaner, and auto-bagger

Generate Non-conformance Reports for submitted product found out of specification

Utilize shop math techniques (addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division), dexterity and mechanical aptitude to operate precision equipment

Complete tasks accurately and on-time, paying close attention to detail

Expected Areas of Competence

* Understanding of good manufacturing practices

* In-depth understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

* In-depth knowledge on use of calipers, micrometers, optical comparators, and programmable equipment

* Ability to interpret engineering drawings and read blueprints

* Ability work in a team setting

* Must be able to read and communicate in English

* Ability to work in a manufacturing environment (exposure to noise, dust, chemicals)

Must be able to work a variety of different shifts including weekends

Education/Experience Requirements

* High School Diploma or GED required; Associate Degree or vocational tech certificate, preferred

* ASQ Certified Qualified Technician or Certified Mechanical Inspector, a plus.

5+ years previous production experience with good manufacturing practices is required

Travel Requirements

Up to 5%

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