Quality Assurance Assistant Chicago 2135675

Chicago, IL

Quality Assurance Assistant

We are a national supplier of tool, equipment and safety product lines for the Canadian and US markets.  Our range of products include: abrasives, air tools, hand tools, material handling, lifting equipment and safety apparel and products.  Our headquarter is in Elgin, Illinois, the Canadian location is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with six branch offices located in the major cities across Canada.  This position will be located in Elgin, Illinois.

The Quality Assurance Assistant will be responsible for direct examination of product to ensure that quality standards and procedures are met and aligned with product standards, legislation and customer specifications.

Reporting to the QC Manager, the Quality Assurance Assistant will take complete responsibility for the product compliance and Quality systems at the facility, with a focus on continuous improvement of standards and practices, in order to ensure that regulatory compliance and customer specifications are met.


  • Performs on-line process checks and verification checks on incoming and in process products
  • Performs daily checks of finished products and provides immediate feedback to production supervisors, managers and QA management. Where specifications are not met, puts product on hold and follows through until products are released or removed from service.
  • Assists with investigations of customer complaints and in supplier management program.
  • Verifies the accuracies of measuring devices and ensures all laboratory equipment is certified for use and/or sent in for calibration
  • Work with customers and R&D team to develop product requirements.


  • 3-5 years Quality Assurance experience in the manufacturing of personal protective equipment or similar manufacturing setting.
  • Ability to Read blueprints and specifications  
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to document findings accurately.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced production environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with managers, supervisors and production floor employees
  • Direct knowledge of QA methodologies.
  • Practical experience with risk management, product testing, capability studies, and control plans.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed capable of multi-tasking, and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and analytical thinker.
  • Able to interface directly with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to create and review technical documentation, including project plans, test procedures, and design documents.
  • Able to develop, review, and maintain metrics and quality audits.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products and the ability to learn new software applications.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Remove all products and materials that fail to meet specifications
  • Discuss inspection results with those responsible for products
  • Report inspection and test data

Company Advantages:

We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package and are committed to providing our employees with work-life balance. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume via e-mail complete with a cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest in our company however, only those who qualify will be contacted.

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It's our people and products that lead to our continued success! Our ability to provide excellent quality products and service to our customers is dependent upon our team. Our people are customer service oriented, passionate and innovative.

At SureWerx you will find a dedication to quality and excellence; an emphasis on respect to our customers, business partners and fellow employees; a level of expertise and ownership which is second to none and a dedication to ethical and social responsibility.

In order to continue to grow, develop and innovate we look for people who are adaptable, self-motivated, creative and positive. In return, we provide challenging and rewarding careers in a corporate culture which is both engaging and supportive.

Our head office is located in beautiful Coquitlam, British Columbia. We also have five branch offices strategically located across Canada: Edmonton, Winnipeg, Mississauga, Montreal and Halifax.

SureWerx is Canadian owned and operated and is an equal opportunity employer.


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