Quality Associate- 2nd Shift
Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

Columbia City, Indiana

The purpose of the Quality Associate is to test and inspect products at various stages of the production process (incoming inspection of products to finished goods). Compiles and evaluates statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products by performing the following duties. The success of the person in this role is vital to the continuous improvement efforts in the area(s), as well as the success of Warner Electric to meet and exceed customer expectations.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications
  • Measure dimensions of products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, micrometers, CMMs
  • Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required
  • Record inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded
  • May be required to spend limited time on an alternate shift(s) for training and understanding of daily priorities
  • Will assume lead role for their area/shift in addressing any quality concerns or defects that may develop throughout the shift. May conduct training sessions with the associates to raise awareness and resolve quality issues
  • May assist and govern the training of all new associates to ensure consistency and transferred understanding. Training will include measurement methods, gage use and care. Understanding the first piece process. Completing the necessary paperwork
  • Will lead by example and provide coaching to all associates as needed to ensure quality products are produced. Examples include but are not limited to safe work practices, time management ('buzzer to buzzer' work performance), adherence to the plant work rules, and quality processes
  • Interface with the previous shift Quality Associate as well as Team Leader(s) and Supervisor(s) to pass on relevant information
  • Subject to standard overtime scheduling and rotation
  • Other duties as required

  • Job Requirements:

    • Communicates effectively with customers, management, shipping, & supervisors
    • Experience trouble shooting issues with customers and solving simple issues while having a positive deposition
    • Demonstrated professionalism, passion, and initiative with projects and tasks. Strong work ethic, including the ability to be self-directed and self-motivated.
    • Must be well organized, efficient and resourceful self-starter with problem solving skills, attention to detail, interpersonal skills and time management
    • Highly productive with a strong sense of urgency and orientation to details, accuracy, and excellent outcomes. Results-oriented with a demonstrated ability to effectively manage time and multiple priorities
    • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to adapt to internal processes and change, delays or unexpected events. Ability to respond to adversity or restrictions of the organization with resilience and tenacity
    • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills, including a demonstrated ability to synthesize, interpret, and communicate to a variety of different groups
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Preferred quality lab experience in manufacturing setting
    • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing, TPS, 6 Sigma, or similar improvement methods
    • Strong verbal, email communication and professional writing required
    • Experience trouble shooting issues and solving simple issues while having a positive deposition
    • Computer literate with the ability to learn software applications
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally, up to 25 pounds frequently to constantly
    • Must be able to constantly stand or sit for long periods of time as necessary in the work area
    EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to

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