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Quality Technician

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Datum: 5-aug-2022

Plaats: Westerlo Oevel, BE, 2260

Bedrijf: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.   Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives. 

 

Purpose

Responsible for conducting and optimizing testing procedures during manufacturing processes to ensure that products and handling comply with safety and quality standards.

 

Responsibilities

Carry out responsibilities in accordance with plant safety, quality and environmental guidelines

Work safely in all circumstances

Safe and correct use of chemicals according to local environmental and safety regulations

Reducing near misses and accidents (first aid, ,...) & reducing the impact

Maintain an acceptable level of housekeeping

Making control rounds towards safety and housekeeping

Cleaning and preparing production lab-equipment to obtain reliable test results

Ensuring test equipment is calibrated and working correctly.

Ensure optimal operation of laboratory equipment through proper use

Minimize downtime of laboratory equipment

Ensuring production is not hindered by quality testing procedures.

Follow the correct procedures when carrying out work

Inspecting/Analysing products in accordance to quality and safety standards and decide whether the products are within or out of tolerance

Ensuring goods and products comply with company standards as well as Federal and State law.

Prioritise and perform QC tests on in-process, finished and raw materials and report as prescribed e.g. in the SAP system and analysis requests

Reliable and complete test results within the expected time frame:

  • Reduced quantity of out of spec products
  • Reduction in the cost of waste
  • Reducing environmental impact

Executing all kinds of production-related tasks in accordance with the applicable procedures

Developing and maintaining company inspection reports.

Reporting production-related deviations including mechanical defects, quality deviations, 

technical failures and, where possible, taking corrective action

Apply correct administration:

  • Fill in all forms clearly and correctly in accordance with ISO/Safety/Environment and other existing programmes
  • Ensure timely registration of production-related data through the appropriate channels

Availability of laboratory supplies

Increased efficiency of corrective actions

Complete database for statistical analysis

Identifying possible areas for improvement in quality control processes.

 

Communications/contacts:

Internal contacts: all organisation layers at the plant and in the businesses

External contacts: suppliers of lab equipment

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent through experience
  • Experience as an Inspection or quality technician
  • Understanding of advanced mathematical concepts
  • High-level of visual awareness
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Experience drafting reports and collating data
  • Ability to work alone with minimal supervision
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical information
  • Strong written and spoken command of Dutch and English, knowledge of other European language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of SAP is preferred.
  • Acquainted with Excel, Word and Outlook
  • 'Hands-on' mentality and team player.
  • Conscious of safety and quality
  • Willingness to work full time in 8-hour shifts (weekdays, weekends and holidays, alternating shifts)

 

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries.  Our  corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.

 

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


Banensegment: Chemical Research, Maintenance, QC, Statistics, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Data