Bishopville, South Carolina

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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The QC Inspector is responsible for performing types of inspection as assigned within the plant including gauge and instrument inspection of materials goods in process and finished product.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Understands and complies with position related safety, SOPs, and work instructions especially for Lockout-Tagout, Chemical Handling, Machine Guarding, Housekeeping, SQF, ISO, and Personal Protective Equipment. The Inspector monitors the production process at prescribed intervals to inspect the process product characteristics according to established quality control procedures. Inspect in-process and finished product with the use of prescribed laboratory equipment, gauges, and instruments and compares the results to the established specifications. Inspector are expected to read and record various process data into prescribed forms or charts. They will verify, through inspection and tests, the adherence to established specification of incoming materials, in-process product, and finished product including packaging. Generate action which will prevent the use of materials in the process that do not meet and conform to established specifications or have not been approved for usage. Inspectors will verify that only approved materials, labels etc. are used in the process. Expected to inform maintainers and supervisors of specific quality problems and suggest possible causes or facts which will aid in their corrections and assist production personnel whenever possible. Perform routine checks and maintain test equipment through preventive maintenance programs prescribed by the Quality Control dept. Inspectors are to keep working area clean and orderly. Direct and assist in sorting segregated and questionable material that is out of specifications and perform detailed visual inspection where considerable judgment is required to determine quality of product and limits are not clearly defined. Examine product, remove defectives, and place acceptable product back into line. Record related data as required. Maintain color standards and prepare run standards. Perform gauge maintenance, gauge verifications, gauge R and R. Validate printer changeovers and label changes. Ensure standards are in place and can meets requirements. Validate date codes and UPC. Validate line clearing at label changes. Perform camera and light tester verification. Including making test cans and finding HFI cutoffs. Perform resampling and product segregation. Perform additional quality checks as required or directed. Perform internal audits of quality checks. Operate equipment and assist production as directed.

KNOWLEDGE /SKILLS / EXPERIENCE: Familiar with Personal Protective Equipment, mechanically inclined, familiar with hand tools and familiar with proper handling of chemicals and solvents. Ability to use and understand gauges and measurement tools. Experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment preferred minimum 1+ years' experience in a quality role. Basic computer skills, detailed oriented

KEY JOB COMPETENCIES / PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Able to stand for a long duration of time. Able to bend over and rotate body repeatedly. Able to lift 40 pounds push / pull up to 75 pounds. Exposure to heat, cold, vibrations, odors /fumes, and loud noise. Able to visually differentiate colors. Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and night shift.

REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma / GED and a passing score on a combined basic skills assessment, given at the facility.

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world's leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then, we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with yearly revenues of approximately $7 billion. Today, we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Did you know....

  • Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
  • Metal and glass packaging we produce are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • We produce more than 160 million containers per day across the country?
  • Ardagh Metal Beverage North America produces more than 15 billion cans and can ends annually?
  • Approximately 75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today?
  • Aluminum cans, with 73%, have the highest recycled content among all beverage containers?
Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and has a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what's possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

Ardagh Group North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

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Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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