Traverse City, MI, US, 49686

Quality Lab Technician


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As a member of the Quality team, the Quality Lab Technician will be responsible for verifying incoming and outgoing materials conform to documented requirements, prepare incoming and outgoing inspection instructions, and ensuring that nonconforming material is segregated or moved to an area responsible for necessary repairs and then another inspection before use in a Lean manufacturing environment.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Maintain customer concern log for Plant issues
  • 8D report creation and coordination
  • Assist/Review with Procedures for Quality
  • CMM (Operating/Programming)
  • Support Internal Quality Issues
  • Support External Quality Issues
  • Mentor technicians on Quality issues
  • Quality control activity management
  • Create Quality Alerts
  • Create Inspection Standards
  • Customer presentations for Quality issues
  • Order tools and spec out equipment
  • Participates in design of all monitoring formats and quality standards
  • Provides actionable data to various internal support groups as needed
  • Provides feedback concerning quality team leaders and managers
  • Prepares and analyzes internal quality reports for management staff review
  • Responsible for new material sample approval
  • Confers and corresponds with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, and nonconformance to specifications
  • Ensures quality conforms to requirements; workmanship standards, work instructions, engineering documents, and thorough testing are used to assess the conformance of the product, and non-conformances are either immediately repaired and re-inspected, or identified and segregated from conforming product
  • Inspects the product and/or audits processes based upon the quality history, criticality, and capability of the processes
  • Develops methods for inspection, testing, sampling, and training
  • Evaluates production capabilities and recommends improvements
  • Assists in developing quality assurance policies and procedures
  • Performs inspection operations referring to copies of schematics, specifications, assembly prints and piece part drawings
  • Works with engineering groups to develop measuring equipment standards and techniques for new or unusual precision mechanical parts and assemblies
  • Analyzes and Dispositions Suspect Material
  • Verifies conformance of parts and assemblies to specifications using various inspection equipment (CMM, surface plate, calipers, verniers, height gauges, etc.)
  • Reports serious quality issues to the department lead and assist in working towards that appropriate corrective action recommendation


Advantages of working at Lear in the Quality group:

  • Opportunity to grow within the group and share new approaches and ideas
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Help the team and plant grow to the next level in the EV


Your Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of GD&T
  • Knowledge of the use of Risk Management and Task Force Teams (TFT) to address design, function, fit, and appearance of all equipment and parts.
  • Knowledge of terminology pertaining to quality assurance as needed to respond to questions and provide oversight.
  • Knowledge of various functions of an automotive plant such as maintenance, quality, production control, operations, and materials as needed to determine how they are interrelated and oversee employees in the quality department
  • Ability to communicate effectively with suppliers, supervisors, and co- workers at all levels in person and over the telephone.
  • Knowledge of CMM


Bonus if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience








Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.

Nearest Major Market: Traverse City
Nearest Secondary Market: Northern Michigan