The Weir Group PLC

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Quality Assurance Technician (1st shift)
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Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


Business Need / Purpose of Role

Under the supervision of the Quality Engineering Supervisor, the Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for quality assurance technical support of operations in accordance with company policies and procedures. This position provides coverage for the facility’s 1st shift.


Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

  • Inspect purchased and internally manufactured product for specified requirements, critical dimensions, completeness, transit damage, and customer compliance.
  • Perform final release of end items prior to shipment.
  • Enter Non-Conformance Reports (NCR’s) into the computer system, making certain that information is accurately conveyed to all departments. Work with engineers to determine disposition. Lead corrective actions for problems when required.      
  • Use a variety of gages and QA tools to perform product inspections, including calipers, micrometers, tape measures, durometer testers, brinell hardness testers, FARO arms, and many more. [Training for these will be provided.]
  • Author quality documentation (SOPs, PCCs) for use in the plant as required.
  • Provide assistance for ISO audits
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and work rules and regulations. Ensure the maintenance of departmental housekeeping standards. Assist and support continuous safety, health, and environmental improvement activities.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to ensure the continuous, ongoing improvement of processes, methods, productivity and quality, while reducing costs.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:                  

High school diploma/GED. Willing to consider employees new to the work force though at least 6 months of manufacturing experience preferred; Up to six weeks of full-time on the job training will be provided followed by incidental training as needed.  


Experience as an inspector and/or working knowledge of machining, welding, and/or GD&T strongly preferred. ASQ or CIQ certifications are a plus.


Language Skills:

Ability to read, interpret, and analyze complex engineering drawings and related technical documentation. Ability to write procedures and emails to vendors, customers, and other employees.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to read toleranced engineering drawings.


Computer Skills:

Requires the ability to confidently operate a computer, including Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and email. Training will be provided for FARO and laser scanner software.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Employee will not be required to drive a company vehicle. Must have reliable transportation to work, but is not required to have a class D driver’s license. Current forklift license a plus.


Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of geometric dimensions and tolerance preferred. Ability to read engineering drawings and knowledge of machining processes strongly preferred.  


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee is frequently required to stand, use hands feel, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and hear.


The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds and frequently required to lift up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision as well as the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work is performed occasionally in wet or humid conditions, near moving mechanical parts, and in outdoor weather conditions. Loud noise.

Core Competencies


Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.


Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.


Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.