AMERICAN PACKAGING CORP Quality Assurance Technician - Story Cit in STORY CITY, Iowa

AMERICAN PACKAGING CORPORATIONAmerican Packaging Corporation (APC) is one of the topflexible packaging converters serving customers throughout North America. Weare always seeking to improve our operations, deliver more innovation andvalue, and give back to our local communities. Our longstanding success as custom flexible packaging suppliers has beenfueled by our commitment to providing more innovation, more quality, and moreresponsive customer service, along with our strategic investments in the latesttechnology.QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNICIANFLEXOGRAPHIC CENTER OF EXCELLENCESUMMARY: Responsible for overall processquality by safely performing all testing procedures and ensuring conformance toestablished specifications. Additionally, manage shift quality improvementinitiatives through training, awareness, and analysis of facts and data.LOCATION: Story City, IAESSENTIAL DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties maybe assigned.Participate in training, embrace concepts of and actively practice the STOP Safety Program fundamentals to aid American Packaging Corporation's efforts to achieve a zero accident rate.Ensure Measurement Process Quality by keeping Lab Equipment in Calibration and Functioning through preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.Analyze trends in production/process data through statistical evaluation methods.Assist Quality Systems Manager in determining Process Capabilities within the Laboratory and out on the Production Floor.Assist with raw material and/or quality issues; i.e., completion of and facilitation of reject/hold forms, supplier certification, customer complaint investigations, etc.Participate in plant shift meetings related to quality improvementAnalyze and Recommend Optimal QA Testing Requirement.Support Process/Product Trials through active involvement with Suppliers/Vendors, Customers, Manufacturing and Technical.Maintain a safe and organized laboratory area.Understand, calibrate and safely operate all laboratory equipment.Perform required testing for product development projects.Perform testing as required for manufacturing to insure compliance with established specifications including, but not limited to, COF, adhesive weights, bond strength, OTR, Dyne level, etc.Review and accurately file all production test data.Review, verify and file all Supplier Certifications.Manually construct all requested "samples" representing potential features, conforming to all customer specifications and tolerances.Prepare, verify and submit requested COA's for customers.Organize and maintain the sample storage and retain areas.Train Laboratory personnel and/or users of the laboratory equipment.Attend and participate in all scheduled meetings (Continuous Quality Improvement, safety, special projects, departmental, etc.).Strictly adhere to all company uniform guidelines.Any other duties as assigned.SUPERVISORYRESPONSIBILITIES: None.QUALIFICATIONREQUIREMENTS: To perform this jobsuccessfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential dutysatisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of theknowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be madeto enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Related Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four year college or university,three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination ofeducation and experience. In addition, candidates must possess experience withstatistical analysis of quality (setting) data and SPC (implementation ofcontrol charts, data collection/analysis). Experience with calibration andmaintenance of gas chromatograph equipment and collecting and analyzingcustomer complaint information preferred. LANGUAGE SKILLS: The ability toread, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professionaljournals, technical procedures, SOPs and governmental regulations. Ability towrite repor