IQC Quality Technician


Job Title:

IQC Quality Technician

Reporting to:

Director of Quality


Position Summary

The IQC Quality Technician is responsible for sampling and inspection of the components, parts and sub-assemblies from suppliers to determine its compliance to Photon Control and customer specifications / requirements.

The QAT works in close cooperation with the multi-disciplinary team integrated by manufacturing, purchasing and engineering to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction, product & service quality and process performance and to identify opportunities for improvement and mitigate risk.


Key Responsibilities:

·       Performs mechanical / electrical part audit or inspection as per specifications.

·       Maintains, evaluates and acts on quality metrics.

·       Reports defects to the Supplier Quality Engineer or Quality Assurance Manager.

·       Contribute to the elaboration of methods for inspection, testing and sampling

·       Assists in the Failure Analysis of customer returns / issues.

·       Investigates product quality problems and recommends changes or improvements.

·       Drive immediate containment actions to avoid further impact to manufacturing process.

·       Collaborate in the root cause analysis of all non-conformances

·       Collect information for the cost of quality, supplier performance and components/part quality and propose opportunities for improvement or risk when possible.

·       Participate in the material review board to identify the actions to correct process issues and improve product quality

·       Create and follow up the supplier corrective actions

·       Promote the compliance to copy exact and quality manual throughout the supplier base

·       Create and deliver the component FAIR and dimensional reports and ensure is approved before components are released for production.

·       Conduct an effective and efficient incoming inspection to evaluation the components, sub-assemblies or finish goods compliance to the specifications and requirements.

·       Identify the necessary gages, inspection equipment, jigs or fixture required to properly evaluate the components/sub-assemblies and to improve inspection standard times.

·       Provide feedback to the engineering team to optimize the component/sub-assembly drawings

·       Performs other duties as required


Qualifications and Skills Required

·       Minimum a 3 years’ experience working as incoming quality or final quality in the manufacturing environment, preferably under the copy exact requirements.

·       Poste secondary diploma

·       A degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred will be an asset.

·       Knowledge of lean manufacturing and six sigma practices and methodologies, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

·       Knowledge of ISO 9001 and the proper implementation of industry practices in the manufacturing process

·       Knowledge of root cause analysis, corrective and preventive actions

·       Knowledge in auditing program and techniques to surveillance product, process and special processes.

·       Knowledge of manufacturing processes including fiber optics, surface finishing, optical parts, machining, plating, injection molding, PCBA, electronic/semiconductor fabrication, etc.

·       Knowledge of statistical analysis included SPC.

·       Knowledge to read technical drawings/blueprints, specifications, bill of materials and CAD files.

·       Proficient in MS Office software products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

·       Experience using MRP processes

·       Experience leading a team in multiple projects.

·       Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

·       Demonstrate a good decision-making skill






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