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Quality Specialist

Guilford, Maine, United States

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • perform yarn tests each morning from yarn processing, check fancy yarn for shade & twist, EIB, grain weights, tensile testing, and cone cutting for shade issues
  • operate the EIB yarn tester for testing of yarns, check calibration, and set up new yarns
  • operate Uster tester
  • report off quality problems found to the Quality Assurance Coordinator, notify yarn processing and package dye immediately
  • test incoming purchased yarn, label reeling for shade approval, to also serve as permanent retain of lot
  • file paperwork generated from the yarn testing and maintain files
  • package and identify standard fabric rolls and put on location, maintain master files & rooms
  • use of computer and AS400 system
  • keep working area clean and neat, dispose of yarn and fabric waste
  • back up shade passer when needed
  • assist with training of new associates to the department
  • contact maintenance when needed for repairs
  • ability to travel to other facilities as needed
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, environmental, and sustainability initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • must be highly organized, have accurate filing skills
  • must have proven mathematical skills
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities
  • proven ability to compile data and present in professional format
  • must be conscientious and have strong attention to detail
  • work independently with little or no supervision

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • quality experience

Physical Demands:

  • frequent walking, standing, bending, twisting, reaching, stooping and crouching
  • must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • must have manual dexterity and visual acuity
  • must be able to lift and carry bulky and heavy objects (up to 10 pounds)
  • must have superior color perception ability in accordance with Munsell color testing
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas

Interested Associates and applicants must submit a job interest form or résumé to human resources.  
Positions will be filled as soon as possible.

Quality Specialist
Guilford, Maine, United States

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