Quality Control Auditor
The Quality Control Auditor is responsible for assisting the Quality Department with ensuring that quality standards are consistently met on the production floor. This involves the utilization of inspection methods and the use of statistical methods. In cooperation with other workers such as line supervisors, plant management, maintenance and engineering, the Quality Control Auditor regularly works to resolve quality issues by reviewing standards and procedures of operation and performing audits. This position reports to the Quality and Service Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Conducts random in-process inspections and maintains programs for quality inspections.
• Reviews defects in materials and/or processes.
• Investigates and resolves quality issues.
• Assists, as appropriate, with the development of standards (i.e., quality control (QC) manuals).
• Communicates with employees, supervisors, and management as required.
• Assists with preparing reports addressing quality performance and issues.
• Encourages and supports an atmosphere of continuous improvement and teamwork.
• Assists in the resolution of quality-related problems.
• Conducts operator training in QC issues as required.
• Maintains good order and housekeeping in all areas relating to the quality function.
• Ensures more stringent compliance with internal and customer-imposed QC standards.
• Assists with reducing costs by eliminating or reducing the products of non-conforming materials.
• Organizes and helps with the development of training material, testing, and evaluation procedures.
• It is essential for the Quality Control Auditor be familiar with all quality documents, specifications, and procedures
used by the company to conform to QC standards and ensure products are free of defects.
• The Quality Control Auditor will assist with developing and enforcing guidelines to ensure that machines and
processes work well and that high-quality products are being made.
• The knowledge and use of computer spreadsheet and word processing programs is essential for preparing necessary
documentation and reports.
• The Quality Control Auditor is presented daily with numerous tasks and projects to manage and must be able to
• Must be self-directed with the ability to stay focused on a problem and avoid being diverted by co-workers or other
• The ability to work through problems logically.
• Detail and precision work are key functions as the Quality Control Auditor is responsible for making sure quality is
SUMMARY MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
• A High School diploma.
• A minimum of two years working in a manufacturing setting.
• Must have a strong understanding of the manufacturing process and preferably a background working in a quality
• A proven ability to build, develop, and motivate in a fast-paced teamwork environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
• While performing the duties of this position, the Quality Control Auditor must be able to work inside and
occasionally work protracted or irregular hours. The Quality Control Auditor will work closely with others in addition
to working alone.
• The Quality Control Auditor may be exposed to excessive or intermittent noise and dust. Equipment (machines,
tools, devices) used in performing only the essential functions include manufacturing machines and equipment,
hand tools, computer and related equipment, calculator, copier, fax machine, and possibly a forklift or automobile.
• Considerable physical exertion required involving bending, stooping, lifting, or carrying heavy items (50 – 75 lbs).
Routine discomfort from exposure to moderate levels of heat and/or cold from working in the warehouse facility
Established in 1981, Portland-based Paradigm Window Solutions specializes in a wide range of premium-quality and Energy Star-rated vinyl windows and patio doors for new construction, replacement and institutional markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Their premium-quality products are designed and fabricated in Maine and exceed requirements of the American Architectural Manufacturing Association (AAMA) Gold Label Certification for integrity and quality.
In 2014, Paradigm Window Solutions consolidated all operations into a larger 109,000-sq. ft. facility at 56 Milliken Street, off Riverside Industrial Parkway. That same year, Paradigm launched the 500 Series New Construction and 5000 Series Replacement Window lines, thereby introducing a value-priced window product option. The following year, three new paint process interior wood grain finishes were added to the 8300 series, which gave Paradigm the ability to compete with the wood window market to reach consumers who wanted the natural wood look without the maintenance of real wood.
In 2018, Paradigm expanded its production schedule by adding a second shift, which created 14 new full-time jobs, and the company is actively hiring. Currently, the company employees 230 people and offers supplemental health/dental/vision, company-paid life insurance, short-term disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, eight holidays, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and quarterly bonus.