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Quality Specialist II in Oklahoma City, OK at Circor

Date Posted: 6/17/2018

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Job Description



LOCATION: Oklahoma City, OK

DIRECT REPORTING: Manager, Quality



Position Summary

At CIRCOR, providing quality products on time is essential to making our customers happy. Our quality team must drive the right focus on producing our family of valves keeping safety, quality, and efficiency in mind. The Quality Specialist II inspects products manufactured or processed to ensure compliance with drawing and process specifications, including First Article Inspections, NDE inspections as a Level II and reports, In-Process Inspections and Final Inspections. This role also supports the Quality Engineering Department by generating Valve Certification Packages (VCPs) and maintaining a variety of document databases, filing systems, QE performance measurement reports including API Q1, FM, CSA and ISO 9001:2008.


Principal Activities

  • Generates and maintains a variety of document databases, distribution and revision control lists, customer documentation packages, etc.
  • Generates Quality measurement metrics and operate several quality databases.
  • Provides analysis of all 4 brands of valve returns for failure root cause as well as processing normal RMA returns.
  • Inspects product to determine compliance with order specifications, company’s quality control system for compliance with API/ISO/PED requirements.
  • Reads drawings in order to ascertain product dimensions and determine the appropriate tools for measurement.
  • Inspects machined parts and components to ensure compliance with engineering requirements and industry standards.
  • Sets up, program CMM templates and uses inspection equipment (Faro Arm, height gages, thickness measurements, hardness tests, etc.) to ensure compliance with engineering requirements and industry standards.
  • Performs required NDE (non-destructive testing), issues finding reports, and maintains files for traceability, and coordinates receipt, release of examination reports.
  • Maintain NDE area and equipment as necessary to ensure area is safe and equipment is in good working order.
  • Prepare new then maintain quality metrics for all aspects of the company.
  • Develops and document new approaches to solve problems identified during quality analysis activities.
  • Calibrates inspection and test equipment. Maintain calibration laboratory.
  • Maintains calibration system records in accordance with applicable industry standards.
  • Writes calibration procedures and instructions and maintain calibration manual.
  • Selects and procure inspection and test equipment as needed to support product inspection activities.
  • Communicates and documents significant issues or developments identified during quality analysis activities.
  • Prepare VCPs for internal and external customers.
  • Prepare “D of C” requirements for PED 'CE Marking'.
  • Review out-sourced processes for compliance to process codes.
  • Work within RMA approvals, guidelines and inspect restock product.
  • Compare actual material test reports with engineering specifications and determine acceptability.
  • Maintain Quality Management System (ISO, API, CIRCOR), computer records data bases via scanning and indexing including Non-conforming Material Reports, RTV records, Material Test Reports, Acceptance Tickets and others as assigned.
  • Prepare Documentation Packages in accordance with customer requirements. (Projects)
  • Perform liaison with supplier to assure receipt of acceptable material test reports.
  • Complete internal audits on any department based on API and ISO requirements.
  • Interface with customer third-party source inspectors.
  • Analyze valve failures by root cause on the assembly lines and CR returns and initiate corrective actions for all four brands.
  • Train new users on QualTrax work flow.
  • Coordinate release of non-destructive examination reports.
  • Calculate DPPM for all four brands at any given time through ERP and the Quality databases.

Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Possess ability to learn QualTrax (Quality Management System), Laserfiche (Document retention system) and Quick software.
  • Possess working knowledge of inspection tools and standard equipment applicable to the site operations.
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing assembly environment, with additional preference to a valve manufacturing history.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as department work instructions, blue prints, process code documents, computer software manuals, safety rules, employee handbook and procedure manuals.
  • Display ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Requires establishing relationships and developed communication skills with internal and/or external contacts and organizations.
  • Ability to support production needs and identify improvements in production operations and effectively communicate both opportunities and solutions.
  • Ability to work with others to accomplish common goals.
  • Displays flexibility in approach to work scope and daily activities to ensure the site and company meets its production and financial goals.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.
  • Ability to deal with problems through creative solutions.



Education & Experience


  • Minimum of 2 year of related production or mechanical assembly experience and/or training.
  • Have minimum 1 year experience with defect analysis with at least two of the following types of valves: ball valves, pressure relief, level controllers, weld bodies
  • Knowledge of First Article, NDE, In-Process and Final inspections


CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females /Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities