Product Specialist
EVRAZ North America
Camrose, AB, CA
13h ago

and Responsibilities

The product specialist will provide product quality technical support to the mill operations in areas involving production order setup, quality and inspection planning associated with production orders, routine product capability analysis and product development support.

This person is responsible for ensuring that customer expectations are translated to production order requirements, inspection and test plans are reflective of customer and industry requirements, and that the operations team understands our resulting product performance KPI’s (first pass yield, rework rate, downgrade rate, etc.).

The product specialist is responsible for identifying and tracking the critical product parameters which correspond to making a quality product and routinely providing capability data when opportunities for improvement exist.

During product improvement activities, the Product Specialist may lead root cause assessment, process mapping, fishboning, trial planning as the teams work toward improvement solutions.

Written summaries of the key findings and recommendations is also an important aspect of the work. Collaboration with EVRAZ colleagues (union and management) both within the mill as well as outside subject matter experts will be needed in order to most effectively address issues and implement improvements.

Setup Quality Control inspection and product testing plans for orders

Conduct routine product capability analyses to evaluate product performance compared to customer requirements

Review product and quality control data in advance of releasing product for shipment

Monitor and trend daily / weekly key product quality metrics (first pass yield, rework rate, downgrade rate, etc.) and communicate issues to mill management

Participate / Lead product development trials with operations and research personnel.

Work with Quality Assurance to develop / review / revise procedures, work instructions, data sheets, specification sheets etc.

Lead brainstorming sessions (A3, fishbone, 4 square and FMEA types) with operations and quality personnel during product improvement efforts to identify the key factors that must be improved to have better product capability

  • Work with the Quality Assurance and Operations teams to ensure that shop floor documents and training identify the correct requirements for inspection and testing requirements (targets / tolerances;
  • frequency of measurement, bracketing plan, etc.)

    Requirements

    Bachelors Degree in Metallurgical, Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science Engineering or equivalent experience

    3 years’ experience working in a quality assurance or Engineering team, preferred

    Familiar with International Standards Organization(ISO) Quality standards and Quality Management Systems including quality control planning for new products

    Demonstrated experience using MS Excel or Minitab to analyze numerical data and draw conclusions

    Proficient in MS Office tools MS Word, and PowerPoint

    Good verbal and written communication skills

    Experience writing technical reports and giving presentations summarizing key findings, and identifying next steps

    Experience working with teams at various levels of management to accomplish tasks

    Knowledge of steel mill processes and operations preferred

    Knowledge of industry standards including American Petroleum Institute, Canadian Standards Association, and ASTM preferred

    Six Sigma green belt qualification preferred

    Our total compensation package includes amazing benefits!

  • Competitive wages and bonus opportunities
  • Family medical, dental, and prescription coverage at minimal employee cost
  • Short and long term disability programs
  • Competitive retirement plans
  • Paid vacations and statutory holidays
  • Apprenticeship and career advancement within the company
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada without sponsorship.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    EVRAZ North America is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

    EVRAZ North America is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

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