Quality Technician

  • Augusta (Richmond County)
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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Introduction

Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 7,100 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive worldwide distribution system. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

Job Summary:

The full-time position of the onsite QUALITY TECHNICIAN reports to the Quality Team Manager and is responsible for executing the acceptance, sampling, and estimation of raw materials in a professionally and technically correct way with focus on quality in Aurubis Richmond. This includes (but is not limited to): inspecting raw materials, determining material types, conducting representative sampling of incoming goods, estimating metal contents, consulting the sample preparation department, and performing statistical analysis of incoming goods. The successful candidate will have proven demonstration of day-to-day operations in sampling and estimation of metal containing raw materials (preferably electronic scraps) including requirements on homogeneity, and sample preparation processes, is committed to quality and accuracy in performing assigned tasks and is focused on safety and environmental topics.

Quality Technician

Your Tasks

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for professionally correctly assessing, accepting, and booking incoming goods.
  • Sampling of all metal containing raw materials of Aurubis Richmond (in Augusta, GA).
  • Estimating metal contents of metal containing raw materials.
  • Operating sampling equipment whenever required.
  • Executing stock taking activities in respective areas of responsibility.
  • Performing statistical analysis on raw materials and metal contents.
  • Professionally handling of claim management.
  • Must be able to drive a forklift, high lift stacker or comparable.
  • Extensive contact with external suppliers, internal customers, purchasing and customer service department, to identify, research, analyze and resolve challenges.
  • Acts in an industrial environment with high level of compliancy rules (safety, environment, quality).
  • Understand, comply, and supports implementation of all federal, state, and company health, safety, and environmental requirements, inspections and procurement of equipment and parts.
  • Is aware of and follows performance measurement & KPI tracking for operative responsible area. Establishes corrective actions for underperforming metrics to ensure performance standards are met.

Your Profile

Required Qualifications:

  • This role is non-exempt status and will be expected to be available in case of emergencies after-hours.
  • Minimum of 5 years practical experience in related sampling/ estimation/ sample preparation professions.
  • Proven work experience as a sampling specialist (or comparable), ideally in an international environment.
  • Proficiency in conducting data analysis and reporting statistics.
  • Possess a deep understanding of chemical or metallurgical (production) processes and requirements.
  • Solid knowledge of potentially hazardous materials or practices in the workplace.
  • Solid knowledge of environmental protection, occupational safety, and labor law standards.
  • Previous experience creating and presenting to various levels including relevant stakeholders and external partners.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (esp. Outlook, OneDrive, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Experience with ERP systems (SAP) and product flows.

Preferred:

  • APICS certification(s), a plus.
  • Experience with a start-up of a plant is beneficial.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Metallurgy, Material Science) or 3(three) years equivalent advanced work as proven subject matter expert and/ or related military experience.

 

We Offer

Benefits:

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • STD
  • LTD
  • FSA Debit Card Plan
  • Competitive PTO Plans
  • ...and more!

Physical setting: Office
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Work Location: One location

Interested?

Aurubis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.

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Aurubis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.