Senior Quality Technician

Company Description

Steel Partners Holdings L.P. (NYSE: SPLP; www.steelpartners.com) is a publicly-traded diversified global holding company that has significant interests in leading companies in various industries including diversified industrial products, energy, defense, banking, insurance, food products and services, oilfield services, sports, training, education, and the entertainment and lifestyle industries.

As long-term investors, Steel Partners has focused on enhancing value through the implementation of operational excellence, corporate strategic restructuring programs and other components of the Steel Partners culture – what we call “The Steel Way.” Together, Steel Partners businesses generate $3.4 billion in revenue and employ more than 13,000 people in 18 countries.

To find out more about the company, please visit www.steelpartners.com.

HandyTube Corporation is a seamless specialty tubing manufacturer based in Camden, Delaware. As a premium manufacturer, HandyTube provides customer-specific solutions for the flow of gas, steam, and liquids in the most harsh and demanding environments. The Company’s process allows it to produce made-to-order, seamless, stainless steel and specialty alloy tubing ranging from one inch in diameter to finer than a human hair, and in continuous lengths that can exceed a mile. Dedicated to high-quality service and products. HandyTube’s highly experienced engineers provide expertise on new product development through continuous improvement and lean manufacturing and work successfully with customers globally to take products and projects from initial concept to full scale implementation.

Customers rely on the Company’s team of engineers to refine ideas, explore options, create new solutions, analyze values, and deliver on commitments.

To find out more about HandyTube, please visit www.handytube.com.

Position

Reporting to the Director of Quality, the Senior Quality Technician primary responsibility is to ensure the plants systems and processes promote a World Class Quality culture. This is a multi-faceted position requiring excellent process improvement, change management and communication skills. To successfully meet this goal will require frequent coordination and cooperation with other members of the Leadership Team and other functional areas of the plant, including Production, Production Control, Maintenance, Engineering, Quality and Sales. The individual in this role would be functioning as if for a start-up organization and may wear different hats at any given time.

Responsibilities

  • Promote Safety as the Number One Priority of all HandyTube employees.
  • Positive attitude, good judgment, and excellent time management skills.
  • Comply with all applicable quality, health, safety, and environmental directives and regulations.
  • Perform mechanical, metallographic and microscopy tests in accordance with all required specifications and standards.
  • Possess some understanding of ASTM, AMS, ISO and/or MILITARY specifications.
  • Maintain calibration of plant tooling and instrumentation, ex. Records, schedule, and master tooling.
  • Working knowledge of NIST calibration standards, ISO requirements.
  • Support manufacturing and performing floor inspections daily.
  • Analysis/inspect and accept/reject incoming raw material.
  • Review and maintain all lab equipment calibration and certification records.
  • Work with production personnel to identify and resolve issues that may result in a non-conformance or atypical event.
  • Test samples per approval specification/Analysis of samples in a timely manner.
  • Updating and release data into QAD.
  • Perform monthly laboratory audit; manage/monitor expiration of laboratory inventory.
  • Assist QA Manager in monitoring laboratory compliance.
  • Interact professionally with other departments and service providers.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Requirements

  • Technical degree (Minimum A.S. degree or B.S degree preferred.
  • Minimum five (5) years working experience working in a laboratory.
  • Successful completion of advanced lab training courses, Knowledge of and fully cross-trained on calibration standards and ISO requirements for all laboratory equipment and training documents.
  • Efficient working knowledge/ability to use the laboratory tools and equipment.
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain workload with time constraints and changing schedule.
  • Proficient in MS Suite office applications with the ability to learn new computer systems quickly.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; interpersonal and problem-solving; planning/organization skills and customer focus.
  • Extremely adept in attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Self-starter and results oriented.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects and tools, reach with hands, arms and regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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