30 days old

Quality Technician Level 3

American Society of Civil Engineers
Portland, OR

Job Opening: Quality Technician Level 3 (hourly, non-exempt)

Shift: Day – Monday thru Friday 6am – 2:30pm (Occasional additional day(s) and overtime expected to support business needs.)


Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. is seeking a Quality Technician Level 3 for our world headquarters located in Portland, Oregon. Leatherman is the world leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative, high quality, compact, multi-purpose tools. We employ over 500 team members in our 90,000 square feet facility. Visit our website at: www.leatherman.com


The successful candidate for the Quality Technician Level 3 position will support Value Streams to monitor the performance of the processes and ensure quality systems are in place. Respond to nonconforming material with the appropriate action.



  • Act as member of Value Stream Continuous Improvement (CI) Team, participating in efforts to improve Safety, Quality, Delivery & Cost and acting as Champion of the Quality Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
  • Perform problem solving utilizing the DMAIC method (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) to resolve top quality issues.
  • Collaborate with Engineering to test and inspect products at various stages of the production process utilizing Prints, Standards and Specifications for appearance, quality and/or operating performance.
  • Lead Nonconforming Material Review (NMR) process for the Value Streams. Determine whether products or material meet conformance requirements and use various methods to label segregate and disposition nonconforming materials.
  • Compile statistical data to support the development of improved processes to achieve quality and reliability levels for all products.
  • Perform First Article and Process Audit Inspections for each phase of Manufacture for compliance with established Procedures, Standards and Written Instructions. Test such parameters as dimensions, performance and mechanical characteristics.
  • Coordinate all aspects of gaging for Value Streams including calibration, correlation and gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (R&R).
  • Program and utilize advanced inspection equipment such as the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and Digital Inspection Devices.
  • Write gage work instructions and train Operators on how to do process checks and basic gage operation.
  • Conduct periodic quality audits of gaging, documentation and corresponding operator knowledge within Value Streams and lead Corrective Action (CA) efforts.
  • Perform calibrations on hand tools, gages and fixtures.
  • Provide training and skills coaching for lower level Technicians as needed.
  • Perform incoming component inspection by performing multi-dimensional testing of products from external Suppliers using optical comparators, height gauges and standard hand tools.


Experience and Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Ability to select and use the appropriate type of inspection device such as calipers, micrometers, gage pins, thread gages, custom gages, comparators, microscopes and CMM. Then evaluate their measurement results to determine conformance to specification.
  • Four or more years of experience in dimensional inspection on components in a production environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret prints, including Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic statistics including calculations of mean, median, mode, standard deviation, range and variance. Must be able to create and interpret Control Charts and Process Capability Measures such as Cp and Cpk.
  • Must be able to perform Gage R&R study and interpret results.
  • Problem solving skills, ability to apply DMAIC and use basic quality tools such as Cause and Effect Diagrams, Process Flow Maps, Check Sheets, Pareto Charts, Scatter Diagrams, Control Charts and Histograms.
  • Lean Manufacturing techniques such as 5S, Standard Work, Kanban, etc.
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal relationships, communication and teamwork.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to speak, read, write and follow instructions in English required.
  • Work independently and possess a high level of self-motivation and initiative.
  • Effectively prioritize and follow through on assignments and projects.


Physical Demands & Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continually required to stand; walk; balance; use hands to finger, handle, grasp, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, some overhead. The employee is required to continually lift up to 50 lbs.; sit; climb; twist, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The employee regularly works in a production environment with regular exposure to noise, liquid grinding coolant mist and vapor, dust and lubricants managed through an exhaust system. Work area is well lit and air-conditioned.


To Apply:  At Leatherman, we are also interested in how you think, behave and integrate.  With this in mind, please give extra consideration and time to each question when you apply thru our online applicant module.  You will want to allow yourself 15-20 minutes, we do consider this a key part of our selection process.  Please attach resume and watch your email for upcoming communication(s) and information.


Excellent Benefit Package: Competitive Compensation, Bonus Plan with Performance Multiplier, 401k Employer Match up to 5%, Onsite Health Clinic, Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Award Winning Wellness Program, PTO, 10 Paid Holidays, On Premise Gym, Opportunities for Career Advancement and Personal Growth with Educational Reimbursement Program, Employee Assistance Program and Employee Discount on Products.  Come be part of the Leatherman Team. Leave nothing undone . . . . Including your career!


Core Values: We thrill our consumers with quality, products and service; We care about each other’s well-being; We share ideas, challenge each other and do the right thing; We respect each other, show humility and grow from our failures; We foster the development of individuals to reach their greatest potential


Pre-employment background check, drug and alcohol screening is required. Equal Opportunity Employer.



Additional Salary Information: Competitive Compensation, Bonus Plan with Performance Multiplier, 401k Employer Match up to 5%.


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