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Minerals Technologies QA Systems Coordinator, Canaan in Canaan, Connecticut

Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a leading, technology-driven specialty minerals company that develops, produces, and markets a broad range of mineral and mineral-based products, related systems and services. MTI serves a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including household and personal care, paper, foundry, steel, construction and environmental solutions around the world. The company reported global sales of $2.1 billion in 2022.

MTI focuses on two major segments – Consumer & Specialties and Engineered Solutions.

Our Consumer & Specialities segment offers technologically enhanced products to consumer-driven end markets plus specialty additives that become functional components in a variety of consumer and industrial goods. This segment includes our Household & Personal Care and Specialty Additives product lines. The Household & Personal Care product line provides mineral-to-market products that serve consumer-oriented end markets including Pet Care, Personal Care, Fabric Care, Edible Oil, and Renewable Fuel Purification. Our Specialty Additives product line provides mineral-based technologies serving Paper, Packaging, Sealants & Adhesives, Paint & Coatings, Ceramics, Plastics, Food & Pharmaceutical markets.

Our Engineered Solutions segment offers advanced process technologies and solutions that are designed to improve our customers’ manufacturing processes and projects. This segment includes our High-Temperature Technologies and Environmental & Infrastructure product lines. Our High-Temperature Technologies product line offers specially-formulated blends and technologies primarily for Foundry and Steelmaking industries. Our Environmental & Infrastructure product line provides waterproofing, water purification, remediation and other fluid management technologies for critical projects for Remediation, Water Purification, and Infrastructure.

MTI provides a business environment and promotes a culture that encourages all employees to contribute to our success. We have long been committed to the recruitment and advancement of the most talented and qualified people. We recognize that MTI’s ability to provide the highest caliber of products and services is enhanced by a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities and countries in which we work.

Job Title: Quality Assurance Systems Coordinator

Work Site: Canaan, CT

Compensation: $34/hr - $40/hr (based upon skills and experience)

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs inspection, testing and approval for received crudes to ensure compliance to specifications.

  • Is the Canaan site ISO 9001 “Management Representative”.

  • Develops and issues internal audit schedule.

  • Schedules annual Management review.

  • Conducts quality training when applicable (new internal auditors).

  • Contacts ISO registrar to schedule external audit (Surveillance or recertification audit)

  • Post and distributes ISO certificate as needed.

  • Ensures 5S audits are performed biweekly for all lab areas.

  • Standard work is in place for critical lab work processes.

  • Data entry, analysis and reporting in QA database is current.

  • Reports all nonconforming product to Production to ensure compliance.

  • Generates Certificates of Analysis and interfaces with Customers as needed.

  • Updates test procedures, equipment, specifications and facilities as needed to maintain good lab practices.

  • Calibrates testing equipment

  • Performs product concern investigations with external (SMS, customers) and internal (MFG, Logistics) customers where applicable.

  • Releases finished goods production after data review.

  • Coordinates supplier corrective action.

  • Performs chemical analysis using various equipment and methods.

  • Conduct and supervise the training of personnel within the quality assurance group. Training records are also maintained.

  • Is current with all required Operational Excellence training and practices these tools routinely.

  • Coordinates raw material specification requirements and investigates supplier non-conformance.

Other Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acts as computer server back up.

  • Performs computer system related tasks. (EtQ, Oracle, Word, Excel, PPT)

  • Coordinates materials testing by vendors.

  • Maintains lab supplies and equipment.

  • Assists the plant with in – process SPC analysis.

  • Completes other assignments as needed

Note: Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

The requirements listed in the sections that follow are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions (primary duties) of the job.

Associate Degree or equivalent required. Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills, and pay extreme attention to detail. Must have ability to work independently and with others, developing an effective working relationship with all individuals internal & external to MTI. Must be able to complete all testing, inspections, documentation, and data entry in a thorough, accurate and timely manner. Successful candidate must have the ability to be continuously standing, walking and bending throughout the work shift.

Being under general supervision, the employee is expected to be self-directed and take initiative when appropriate to accomplish necessary duties and keep busy without prompting from the supervisor. Additionally, the employee is expected to be adaptable/flexible to changing work assignments, perform multiple tasks at once, have a high level of integrity, dependability and self control to maintain composure, learn and memorize procedures, prioritize work and be persistent as needed, manage time effectively and efficiently, meet established deadlines, display a cooperative attitude, read, understand and follow all company, job specific and safety policies/procedures, and attend/use all required training.

Work Hours: Must have ability to work the shift/number of hours in which duties need to be accomplished, including overtime, holidays and weekends, as necessary.

Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job in a production area, an employee may be exposed to very hot temperatures, outside weather conditions, dust, loud noise, very low and/or bright light, and hazardous materials. Works alone and as part of a team working in close proximity to others, and may work in close proximity with equipment. At times, employee may be exposed to high places. Specific conditions will vary based upon the work assignment/task being performed.

Safety Equipment: Safety equipment typically required while performing the duties of this job include a personal red lockout/tagout lock, ANSI approved hardhat and safety glasses with sideshields, safety shoes/boots with steel toe protection and metatarsal guards, as well as company provided flame retardant uniforms (shirt/pants). Additional safety equipment required includes hearing protection while assigned to certain production areas. Additional safety equipment is available for use if a situation arises where it becomes required or if it is simply desired by the employee.

Safety Training: A new employee hired to perform the duties of this position is to be provided New Employee Training by a qualified individual, which consists of eight hours of classroom training and 16 hours of on the job training. It will include, but is not limited to, the following: forklift/mobile equipment operation and certification/licensing, hazard communication, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, electrical safety, lock out/tag out, personal protective equipment, bloodborne pathogens, fire fighting/extinguishers, machine safety, confined spaces, reporting of hazardous conditions, accidents, injuries, near-miss and property damage incidents, evacuation/emergency procedures, first aid, back injury prevention, and job/work area procedures.

Upon transferring to perform the duties of this position for the first time an employee is to be provided New Task Training by a qualified individual until the employee adequately understands the contents of the training, which include job/work area procedures and related topics. Additionally, an employee must be provided further training if a job duty/task has changes that will affect the health and safety aspects of that employee’s position.

All employees performing the duties of this job are required to successfully complete hazardous materials training in compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

Additional refresher safety training will be required as management deems appropriate or as dictated by MSHA/OSHA regulations.

EOE | Mineralstech.com


Requisition ID: 2023-3478

External Company URL: https://www.mineralstech.com/