Quality Engineer job vacancy in Washington Penn Plastic – Jobs in Kentucky

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Job Details
Company Name : Washington Penn Plastic
Company Location : 290 Chenault Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601
Job Position : Quality Engineer
Job Category : Jobs in Kentucky

Job Description :


The Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for monitoring, analyzing and reporting data regarding conformance to Washington Penn Plastic’s overall quality management system.


  • Performs Certificate of Analysis review of all finished products.
  • Monitors production schedule and works with Production Manager, Corporate Scheduler and Shipping Team to get quality material out on time to the customer.
  • Directs the Controlled Shipment Process & oversees Shipping Processes to ensure quality procedures are being properly followed
  • Maintains and properly stores daily quality documentation (dock audits, raw material COAs and Changeover Documentation)
  • Manages and oversees lab equipment verifications and calibrations.
  • Tracks and monitors non-conforming material consisting mainly of scrap, internal rejections, and customer returns/complaints.
  • Compiles and analyzes data consisting of product defect trends, final functionality results for finished products, process control for new formulations, etc.
  • Works with Product Development/Engineering Team to adjust processing parameters and formulations to help reduce the amount of scrap/non-conforming product produced.
  • Participates in Monthly Quality Audit Process
  • Interacts with internal and external customers during customer complaints, audits and visits.
  • Oversee trials involving changes in processes, instrumentations, and measurements.
  • Assists in the development of the product control plans through pre-trial meetings.
  • On a daily basis gathers, interprets, and applies statistical methods to various production/quality related processes. Communicates the results to team during the daily OEE meetings.
  • Assume a leading role in process improvement for operations incidents that involve internally rejected materials. This involves participating in a cross functional team that determines the root cause and implements permanent corrective actions.
  • Participates in the overall quality strategy planning for the plant that is aligned with the WPP quality goals.
  • Assumes role of Quality Manager in their absence as needed.
  • Leads key improvement projects.
  • Performs other duties and assignments as directed by supervisor.
  • Travel required on occasion.


  • A Bachelor of Science degree is required.
  • Training in the operation and theory of testing equipment and laboratory techniques is preferred.
  • Skilled in the use of computer software, including word-processing, spreadsheets, graphics,

and statistical analysis programs.

  • Basic understanding of ASTM, and ISO standards.
  • Ability to use statistical analysis tools.
  • Understanding of typical mechanical properties, for example, tensile, flex, hardness, impact, and shrinkage is preferred.
  • Skill/experience in root cause analysis and problem solving techniques preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Laboratory Environment
  • Manufacturing Environment

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Frankfort, KY 40601: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location

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