North American Stainless
  • Ghent, KY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, 401K, Paid time off

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for the monitoring and improvement of product quality in the Cold Mill Departments in order to achieve the product attributes necessary to meet the goal of North American Stainless. This position will from time to time be assigned other responsibilities pursuant to increasing through put and cutting costs in the above areas. This position will also have interaction with the Cost of Quality Engineer-Yield, in a joint effort to improve overall plant yield. Also included in the scope are the projects based on NAS/Acerinox group business improvement goals.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Review all aspects of quality in the assigned areas and insure that established goals are set for all product lines. Review all aspects of quality to insure that North American Stainless is producing an acceptable product at the lowest possible cost and meeting internal and external customer deliveries on time. Track the quality of all product lines to insure that it is acceptable and that North American Stainless is achieving continuous improvement based on quality and productivity. Review existing Work Instructions to see that they adequately describe the actions necessary to produce an acceptable product. Initiate continuous improvement projects and review the progress. Initiate corrective and preventative actions to prevent and minimize the reoccurrences of problems. Initiate team efforts when possible to assist with various quality improvement projects. Use the team concept to train personnel in team building, consensus building and problem solving. Review any New Product or Major Product/Process Change Forms that are done within the Quality System. Make sure all Health, Safety and Environmental concerns are addressed.


1. Other duties as assigned.

2. Participation in continuous improvement programs.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum of a 4 year technical degree from an approved University/ College (BS/BA) And/ or work experience necessary to perform the position

PHYSICAL ABILITIES REQUIRED: Mobility in plant. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Visual ability with or without correction. Communication abilities. Mobility: Stand (stationary) - 10%, stand/ walk - 40%, walking - 30%, sitting - 20%. Strength and Agility: Lifting - occ. 100#, carrying - con. 15#, push / pull - occ. climbing - fre., balancing - fre., bending - fre., stooping - occ., crouching - occ., kneeling - occ., crawling - occ., running - occ., twisting - occ., turning - occ. Dexterity: Grasping (firm/ strong), finger dexterity/ handling, reaching.


1. Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.

2. Follow Company safety rules.

3. Report the absence of or defect in any protective equipment or clothing to the Supervisor or Manager immediately.

4. Use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that is required to be used or worn: Safety shoes Safety glasses Hearing protection

5. Report to the Safety Coordinator, Group Lead or Supervisor any contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations or Company policy.

6. Must follow all Lock out Tag out (LOTO) guidelines for designated machines.

7. Maintain a clean and safe work area.


1. Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.

2. Clean, well ventilated and safe work areas.

North American Stainless
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