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Quality Control Technician



Quality Assurance
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

Mueller Company, the nation's leading manufacturer of flow control devices for the water and gas distribution industries, is looking for a Quality Control Technician to join our team. The Decatur Operations established in 1857, manufacturers rugged and dependable devices used in industrial/commercial applications. Its products include brass water and steel gas valves, Water/Gas Line tapping machines, Line Stopper Fittings, tools, and controllers.

Mueller Co.’s manufacturing commitment ensures one of world’s most precious resources, clean drinking water, reaches millions of people daily. Be a part of something that sustains and enriches the lives of every human being.

The Quality Control Technician will complete a variety of Quality Assurance and Quality Control tasks including taking measurements, performing inspections, and conducting tests. This is a 3rd shift position, Sunday night - Thursday night, 11:00pm - 7:00am.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for direct Quality support of specified processes utilizing specialized equipment. This responsibility includes being the primary individual measuring product and process.

  • Perform Measurement, Inspection, Test & Data duties in a Safe and time efficient manner.

  • Demonstrated proficiency & experience using Inspection, Measuring & Test Equipment (Calipers, Micrometers, Height Gages, Indicators, Electronic & functional gages, etc.) and recording data, charting measurements, database entries, watching for trends, etc.

  • Practical experience in Blueprint reading and views, component configuration, critical & reference dimensions, finding tolerance allowances and determining total tolerance bands.

  • Solid math, written / verbal communication and interpersonal skills, previous experience with statistics a plus. Basic to intermediate computer skills required (MS Office), ERP Systems, etc.

  • Problem solving: Identify the root cause of problems using systemic and logical steps, through research of multiple alternatives. Applies judgment based on precedence, experience, and with consistency.

  • Identify and support Production Quality Processes and Procedures to maintain consistency, decrease variation, increase throughput and eliminate customer dissatisfaction.

  • Applies good working knowledge of gages, interacts with operators, supervisors, managers, planners, and engineers to quickly resolve issues as they arise. Responsible to only allow acceptable / conforming product to exit the cell.

  • Responsible for working with Materials, Engineering, Ops, Quality and Leadership to obtain disposition of nonconforming product.

  • Perform job duties on primary shift as required, as well as overtime as needed to support.

Required Experience and/or Education:

  • 3 years progressive work related manufacturing / industrial experience with demonstrated proficiency in the discipline / technology / process related to the position.

  • Required Education: minimum - High School diploma/GED

  • Desirable: Associates degree or Technical Institute degree/certificate or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.

  • Behavior and experience demonstrated with results for:

    • Leadership style supportive of team and group communication and relationships with peers and customers.

    • Leadership by example via energy level, diligence, aggressiveness, and overall work ethic.

    • Ability to work within a high velocity, autonomous and demanding business culture.

    • Unequivocal commitment to the highest standards of personal and business ethics and conduct.

Perks of Joining Our Team:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Paid Holidays

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

  • Referral Bonuses

  • Other Benefits Also Available

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other category protected by law.