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Quality Assurance Technician 2

Company: Acumed
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

About Us:

Acumed is a global leader of innovative orthopaedic and medical solutions developed to improve patient care. With over three decades of experience in the orthopaedic industry, our mission is to aid the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands and the compassion of our hearts. The company is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon with a global sales and distribution network supported by offices worldwide.

Quality Assurance Technician

The Quality Assurance Technician 2 (QAT) inspects material, products, or processes, purchased or manufactured, to the required drawing or print specification, inspection plan or other controlling document. Documents out of specification situations by initiating nonconformance reports (NCMRs); performs cursory investigation of the situation. Responsibilities include performing in depth inspection of pilot run product and completing First Article Inspections. Makes recommendations to improve systems and processes, inspection methods and inspection standards to ensure all products meet requirements. The QAT trains other employees in inspections techniques and best practices and performs calibration coordination for assigned work cells.


Monday-Thursday 3:30pm to 2:00am

General Duties/Responsibilities

  • Tests, inspects, or measures products, materials, and/or processes to evaluate conformance with specifications.
  • Completes required documentation and other quality or manufacturing data with accuracy and completeness.
  • Accurately enters information into manufacturing data gathering system.
  • Acts as calibration coordinator for assigned work cell(s), performs timely calibrations and maintains gauges and test machines. Removes gauges when calibration fails and researches products tested since last passing calibration.
  • Maintains calibration of gages and integrity of calibration system by accurately entering information into tracking system.
  • Creates Non-Conforming Material Reports (NCMRs) for product or materials out of specification or discarded.
  • Dispositions product/materials following NCMR completion.
  • Determines inspection priorities, monitors cell throughput, and tracks the status of inspections by using and following established methods (Hot List, FIFO).
  • Makes recommendations to improve the efficiency and accuracy of inspection processes.
  • Actively participates in Manufacturing Cell teams as a Quality representative by addressing quality-related issues per documented processes.
  • Participates in activities which identify and reduce non-value-added processes (apply lean concepts).
  • Assigned to special projects as needed.


  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent.
  • Quality Technician Certification (CQT) or Quality Inspector Certification (CQI) from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and/or 2 years of prior experience in mechanical inspection.
  • Fully trained and capable of working independently in more than one Acumed inspection cell.
  • Ability to read and speak English sufficiently to read work instructions, specifications and procedures and complete all paperwork and communicate with other employees.
  • Experience with the use of precision measuring equipment including micrometers, calipers, gage pins, optical comparators, and other inspection equipment.
  • Proficient understanding of final acceptance activities.
  • Proficient in reading and understanding engineering drawings and specifications for manufactured products.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team contributor.
  • Good mathematical and analytical abilities.
  • Strong organizational skills maintain an organized, neat and clean work environment.
  • Proficiency with MS Office required (i.e. Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Experience with the use of manufacturing data gathering system to determine product status and location (SAP experience preferred).
  • General knowledge of machining processes.
  • General knowledge/understanding of company products and their applications.
  • General knowledge/understanding of ISO13485 (current revision) and FDA 21 CFR 820 regulations.

Acumed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

As an equal opportunity employer, Acumed is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying to Acumed and need special assistance or accommodation, please contact us at recruiting@acumed.net.

Keywords: Acumed, Hillsboro , Quality Assurance Technician 2, Other , Hillsboro, Oregon

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