Quality Assurance Technician


Test and Inspect products at various stages of receiving, manufacturing, welding and assembly for conformance to engineering print, workmanship and other requirements. Abide by Van-Am’s Policies, Quality Management System and Safety requirements.

Credentials and Experience

§ High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; associates degree in related field preferred.

§ 1– 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing / industrial environment preferred; 1 year educational and/or on the job experience equivalent is required.

§ 1 – 5 years’ experience utilizing measuring equipment required including micrometers, calipers, depth gauges, gauge blocks, indicators, go/no go, tape measures, inside mic, etc. , 1 year education and/or on the job experience is required.

§ Familiarity with ISO 9001 and AS9100 is preferred.

§ Exposure to 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional print.

§ Must be fluent in the English language, both written and spoken, for communication with internal and external customers. Additional language abilities are a plus.

§ Must be able to perform calculations.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complies with legal regulations and company policies.
  • Interpret engineering drawings, diagrams, engineering documents and Van-Am travelers to ensure Van-Am and Customer quality and reliability standards are being met with accuracy, efficiency and effectivity.
  • Select products for inspection and testing at specified stages of the manufacturing process and test the products for the required qualities, such as dimensions, performance, mechanical, or electrical characteristics.
  • Record inspection and test data in accordance with the requirements, applying statistical quality management system procedures.
  • Ensure products and documentation are inspected and maintained as required by the respective customer’s requirements.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Quality required maintenance, and repair activities to obtain optimum utilization of inspection equipment.
  • Initiate NCR for material or product suspected of a nonconforming condition, contact Director of Quality for action and disposition as required.
  • Support Manufacturing Operations in daily operations, process improvements, organization, and cost reductions.
  • Perform random inspections throughout the day at machines and receiving for verification of product conformity.
  • Follow the company Policies, Quality Management System and Safety procedures and instructions.
  • Ensure tools and equipment used for recording measurements are calibrated and maintained.
  • Support the Quality Management System to assure compliance to quality, industrial and government standards and regulations.

Additional Responsibilities & Physical Requirements : 

Performs other functions as necessary. Must be able to meet deadlines and maintain a balance between multiple projects; and fast-paced environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • No nights
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Overnight Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Job Category: Manufacturing
Job Type: Full Time Night Shift Weekend Shift
Job Location: 5025 Easton Road 64507 MO St. Joesph

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