Quality Technician
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 4/21/2018

Job Description


The purpose of the Quality Technician is to test and inspect products at various stages of the production process (incoming inspection of products to finished goods). Compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products by performing the following duties. The success of the person in this role is vital to the continuous improvement efforts in the area(s), as well as the success of Altra Couplings to meet and exceed customer expectations.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty above standard expectations. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


  1. Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications. Measure dimensions of products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, micrometers, CMMs.
  2. Read blueprints or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures and calibration processes required.
  3. Record inspection or test data.
  4. May be required to spend limited time on an alternate shift(s) for training and understanding of daily priorities.
  5. Will assume lead role for their area/shift in addressing any quality concerns or defects that may develop throughout the shift.
  6. May assist and govern the training of all new associates to ensure consistency and transferred understanding. Training will include measurement methods, gage use and care. Understanding the first piece process. Completing the necessary paperwork.
  7. Will lead by example and provide coaching to all associates as needed to ensure quality products are produced. Examples include but are not limited to: safe work practices, time management ('buzzer to buzzer' work performance), adherence to the plant work rules, and quality processes.
  8. Interface with the Cell Leader(s)/Leader(s) to pass on relevant information.
  9. Subject to standard overtime scheduling and rotation. Overtime may become mandatory, per company policy, at the discretion of the Quality Control Manager.

Job Requirements


  1. Read blueprints
  2. Understand various measuring devices such as rulers, gauges, calipers, micrometers,
  3. CMM programming and operation experience preferred (PC-DMIS)
  4. Documentation retention/control
  5. Basic math skills
  6. Basic reading and writing skills



  1. Common sense
  2. Detail-oriented
  3. Ability to prioritize
  4. Exceptional integrity
  5. High degree of professionalism
  6. Creative
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  8. Lead by example
  9. Positive role model
  10. Area expert
  11. Team player


High School Diploma or GED required. Must be considered current 'expert' in the area and considered a "Champion of Lean." REQUIRED previous knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, and other techniques used to verify product conformity, effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Key Performance Metrics

Product quality
On-time delivery

The ability to read and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, safety rules, quality instruction and process documentation, operating and maintenance instructions, technical and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions verbally and in written form. Technical writing experience preferred.

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

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.

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 must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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