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Quality Technician I

Company: American Refining Group Inc.
Location: Bradford
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Quality Technician I: Compensation: Full-time, Competitive Salary (NE25) - commensurate with experience. Comprehensive Benefits including Health, Life Insurance, STD, 401(k) plan and more! Company Information: ARG is the oldest continuously operating refinery in North America dating back to 1881. Privately held, the employees and leadership pride themselves on offering competitive pay, generous benefits and a supportive culture of growth and learning. We are one of the few organizations that offer no-cost stock ownership in addition to traditional retirement benefits. Scope & Responsibilities of Quality Technician I : (Not limited to)

  • Conduct routine laboratory test methods to evaluate products for adherence to company standards regarding both quality and color.
  • Use job-related equipment in accordance with standard guidelines, as well as perform housekeeping and basic maintenance on equipment.
  • Complete mathematical calculations to validate test results.
  • Enter data into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software.
  • Collaborate and build effective working relations with team members and beyond.
  • Provide exceptional internal & external service by communicating effectively with peers, co-workers, suppliers, third-party representatives, and supervisors.
  • Operate under documented Process Safety Management and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Systems.
  • Adhere to safety practices while handling hazardous materials and comply with the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) and OSHA/TOSCA regulations. Benefits Available to Quality Technician I :
    • Health Insurance including Medical, Dental, Optical & Prescription
    • Health Savings Accounts & Flexible-Spending Plans
    • Life, Accident and Critical Illness Insurance Options
    • Short & Long-term Disability Coverage
    • Escalating Paid Vacation Plans
    • Paid Holidays & Personal Days
    • Education & Employee Assistance Plans
    • Employee Stock Ownership & 401 (k) Plans Education & Experience for Quality Technician I:
      • Bachelor of Science with lab experience preferred; consideration will be given for candidates with Associate of Science with 1-5 years of work experience &/or High School Diploma or GED with strong math & science background and 5-10 years of work experience.
      • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Suite of applications, including Excel, and general office technologies is required.
      • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Technician (CQT) is desirable.
      • Knowledge in water chemistry, refinery and branded lubricants is advantageous. Other Qualifications of Quality Technician I:
        • Possess and maintain valid motor vehicle driver's license.
        • May be required to complete Forklift Certification program.
          • COVID-19 vaccine is required for any new hire to this position; candidate must provide proof of full vaccination (reasonable accommodations will be considered). Physical & Cognitive Demands of Quality Technician I:
            • Meet deadlines, focus attention, work independently, independent judgments, work with a team, communication, instruct/synthesize, reading comprehension, critical thinking/troubleshooting.
            • Seeing, speaking, hearing, smell, sitting, walk/climb, stand/reach, listening, writing, driving, keyboarding. Push/pull/lift/carry or otherwise transport 50 pounds.
            • May be required to work, overtime, weekends, holidays, &/or callouts to support business activities.
            • Regularly handle 5-gallon pails, gas cylinders sample strays, etc. therefore, must possess sufficient physical strength and endurance to push/pull/lift/transport minimum of 50 pounds.
            • This role requires strong visual skills that specifically include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Additional Notes: This position, as well as every other position at American Refining Group, is required to conduct their work at a high level of safety and quality performance. We require our employees to adhere to safety policies and procedures and expect they will help and encourage colleagues to do so as well. Our goal is to strive for a Zero-Incident environment that is a benefit to our employees and community. Our commitment to safety is identified as one of our core values: "Safety is our Compass" . Employees are expected to understand and operate under current Process Safety Management guidelines in accordance with their role. Adherence to our Refinery Conduct of Operations in refinery and safety-sensitive functions is critical to our ongoing commitment to reliable operations. American Refining Group, Inc. executes and maintains a Quality Management System to meet specified customer requirements for product performance, safety, and service. Employees are expected to understand and operate under ISO 9001 guidelines in executing the functions of their position. Our Quality Policy states, " American Refining Group, Inc. is dedicated to meeting customer expectations by managing risk through continuous improvement and operational excellence." ARG culture promotes ongoing training and mentoring that is intended to be a developmental partnership for all (employees are subject to ongoing performance reviews and feedback). This is not a job bid - external recruiting is being conducted concurrently with internal posting. Applicant will be selected based on qualifications and a job interview; final selection will rest solely with the Company. Qualified individuals must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; they are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. EEO Employer -ARG is committed to providing reasonable accommodation in our recruiting and employment practices. If assistance is needed to participate in the application or interview process, or to perform essential job functions, please contact Human Resources at 814-368-1392.



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Keywords: American Refining Group Inc., Buffalo , Quality Technician I, Professions , Bradford, New York

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