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MTS Systems | Hopkins, Minnesota
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Job Description

Req ID: 32101

An Evergreen requisition is an advertisement for positions that MTS Systems hires for throughout the year. An Evergreen Requisition is not for a specific job opening. MTS Systems is building a database of qualified candidates for future opportunities. When a position becomes available we will review resumes at that time.


Primary Objective:
This quality technician position will be responsible for reviewing submissions and coordinating activities relating to nonconforming material (NCM) issues to ensure that materials and products comply with quality standards, and NCM process is carried out efficiently and effectively.


Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Perform quality inspections on incoming, in-process, or outbound materials based on established inspection standards and tools.  Record data and communicate inspection results to stakeholders.
  • Conduct investigations of NCM, work with stakeholders to reach agreement on usage decision, document usage decisions and coordinate related tasks to ensure timely disposition of NCM and minimize process down time.
  • Coordinate containment efforts to ensure that known quality risks are under control.
  • Participate in the Corrective Action Process as subject matter expert in inspection and containment of NCMs.
  • Support overall quality control strategy by assisting in the creation or revision of quality inspection plans, inspection standards and guidelines, and NCM procedures.
  • Continually seek opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the NCM process through regular monitoring of NCM process metrics and analysis of data.
  • Support culture of excellence and learning by adopting and sharing best practices.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Vo-Tech Certificate or Associate Degree, and a minimum of 5 years applicable experience in mfg or operations environment, and a minimum of 2 years in Quality.


  • High School Diploma or GED, and a minimum of 9 years in a mfg or operations environment, and a minimum of 2 years in Quality.


All candidates must have the following:


  • Operational and programming experience with Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and Faro Arm or other portable CMM.
  • Experience in working with a variety of inspection tools.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Will require ability to use an overhead crane.


Will require ability to travel. (up to 20%)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced with elements in SAP Quality Module and other related components, such as inspection lots, inspection plans, quality notifications, material information and status in inventory, purchasing systems, and engineering change systems.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing process, Quality Management System (ISO9001). 
  • Ability to interact with and align cross-functional stakeholders to meet objectives of NCM process.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in working with micrometers, calipers, profilometers, surface plates, dial indicators, bore gauges, optical comparators, and depth micrometers for inspection tools.
  • Familiar with Calypso software for CMM.
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Quality Technician certification preferred.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification preferred.


MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

About MTS Systems

MTS Systems Corporation (MTS) is a supplier of mechanical testing systems and industrial position sensors. The Company's operations are organized and managed in two business segments, the Test segment and the Sensors segment. Test segment products are used by customers in their development of new products and in quality control applications to characterize the product's mechanical properties. Sensors segment products are used by industrial machinery and mobile equipment manufacturers to automate the operation of their products for improved end-user productivity and safety. In June 2008, Agilent Technologies, Inc. acquired the Nano Instruments business unit of MTS. On September 28, 2008, MTS acquired the assets of SANS Group.

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