Quality Operations Technician

Houston - CTL, 13609 Industrial Road, Houston, Texas, United States of America Req #981
Thursday, June 1, 2023
SSAB is one of the largest North American producers of steel plate and coil, serving many industrial markets including energy, construction, agriculture and transportation.  SSAB operates five state of the art facilities strategically located in key regions across the U.S. 
SSAB has nearly 1,200 highly skilled employees in the U.S.  Jobs at SSAB range from machine operators and sales people to advanced engineers and corporate professionals in HR, finance and more.  SSAB offers challenging careers and comprehensive benefit program designed to keep employees and their families healthy and secure.
The role of the Quality Operations Technician is to ensure that all processing cut-to-length products (as well as other products as required) are properly tested in the mechanical test lab and conform to the ordered customer requirements and/or applicable governing specifications in a safe, timely and efficient manner. This position requires both working in an operational, hands-on capacity as well as working in a maintenance capacity in the assigned Laboratory. In addition, administrative duties will be required. 
  • Sets up and prepares samples per the set standards and procedures using bandsaws, CNC milling equipment and various other equipment. 
  • Ensures products are tested according to the priority established by SSAB operations/sales departments by daily confirming shipping orders and prepares the appropriate tests. 
  • Performs required testing from test specimens using Tensile Test machine, Charpy V-Notch Test machine and various other testing equipment. 
  • Enters lab test results into computer database to create certificates for products to be released and shipped. 
  • Identifies product on hold and resolves hold reasons. Maintains proper documentation and file as required.
  • Ensures all products shipped meet customer requirements and/or governing specifications with respect to grade and provides accurate information to appropriate personnel on products which are unreleased. 
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to cross apply product by retesting, reviews customer specifications and certifies the cross applied product. 
  • Traces and expedites materials that require testing. 
  • Ensures routine maintenance and general upkeep of the lab equipment and work area is completed. 
  • Performs any required re-testing, or other special testing as assigned. 
  • Performs equipment preventive maintenance (clean, grease, coolant replacement, tooling/blade changes, change lubricants, and make necessary adjustments to equipment). 
  • Verifies supply levels are adequate to operate all equipment and orders operating supplies as needed through the purchasing system. 
  • Completes all production paperwork, perform administrative duties to support laboratory operations, and enter physical testing data results into a computer as needed, 
  • Assist sales and operations on product dispositioning and the release of material (including on hold product). 
Competencies and Experience 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents 
  • Ability to work in a team environment 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Three to five years of experience in a manufacturing environment (especially in the temper leveling and cut-to-length field). 
  • Good applied technology experience with cutting and milling equipment. 
  • Understanding of ISO 9001 and ASTM standards. 
  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree 
  • No direct reports
The employee will frequently be required to: 
  • Sit, stand, walk, alternating up to 8 hours at a time
  • Use both hands for grasping, handling, gripping and feeling textures and temperatures 
  • Lift and/or move up to 10 lbs 
The employee will occasionally be required to: 
  • Balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or climb 
  • Bend, twist at waist level, reach at and/or above shoulder level and below waist level 
  • Push, pull, lift, and/or carry items weighing less than 50 pounds 
The position requires the following vision and hearing capabilities: 
  • Vision at near, mid and far range and peripheral vision and depth perception 
  • Talking and hearing in person, on a radio, and/or in group settings 
The employee will be required to use the following machines or tools: 
  • Desktop computer 
  • Hand tools
  • Floor mounted jib crane 
  • Propane or Electric Forklift 
  • HAAS Machining Center 
  • Electric Band Saws 
  • Misc. Testing Equipment 
The employee will work in the following conditions: 
  • Around equipment in motion
  • Amid noise 
  • While wearing personal protective / safety equipment to prevent injury from noise and environmental hazards 
  • Around moving trucks and industrial mobile equipment 
  • Position is full time, non-exempt
  • Candidate must be flexible to work OT to aide in expediting material release when needed.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 
SSAB's vision is a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world.
SSAB's values form the guiding principals of our company. 
They shape our culture and characteristics.  They serve as a compass for our actions and behavior, and describe what we stand for.  Values guide us daily in making the right choices and doing the right things.

SSAB's values are:
  • Driven - Together we create value
  • True - Do what is right
  • Ahead - Future in mind

Other details

  • Job Family Americas
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education High School
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