Quality Assurance Specialist

United States of America
23 April 2020
Turning stone into remarkable products

Transforming natural resources into high-quality stone wool products puts you at the center of what makes ROCKWOOL successful in its industry. In our technologically-advanced production environment, you work closely with skilled colleagues who all strive to improve and optimize our manufacturing processes. You are offered the opportunity to work in an organization which cares about its employees and has a people-driven culture.

Quality Assurance Specialist Job Summary

Standards are important to the bottom line and leads to lower costs by reducing redundancy, minimize errors or complaints and reduce the time to market. The Quality Assurance Specialist within ROCKWOOL is a valued contributor to our Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) standards as the key supporter of the development of quality improvement performance, processes and tools. You will assist in the design, running, managing and review of our standards to ensure accuracy and integrity of reporting which meets regulatory and operational requirements.

What are the day-to-day responsibilities of a Quality Assurance Specialist?

  • Responsible for ensuring that the quality technicians are properly instructed and trained in such a way that they can perform the job they are hired for in a safe and reliable way.
  • Responsible for accurate and on-time update of the Quality Control System at the factory so that the system, at any time, corresponds to the demands of the internal and external standards and regulations, and ensures the system is used according to the established procedures.
  • Responsible for accurate internal and external control and calibration of measuring equipment.
  • Responsible for the accurate use of measurement methods as well as ensuring that employees work in accordance to guidelines described in the Quality Control System.
  • Ensures quality complaints are processed timely and as described in the Quality Control System. 
  • Weekly reporting of Quality Key Figures (KPI’s).

What skills and qualifications do you need for the role of a Quality Assurance Specialist?

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience required.
  • 3 – 5 years of practical experience in continuous flow manufacturing or industrial environment and with automated equipment required.
  • Knowledge expert of ISO standards in general industry.
  • Act as a ROCKWOOL ambassador demonstrating our core values of Ambition, Integrity, Responsibility and Efficiency.
  • Demonstrated or proven:
    • Organizational and analytical skills;
    • Computer knowledge and skills;
    • Acute attention to detail;
    • Written and verbal communication skills;
    • Problem-solving skills;
    • Accuracy and data integrity.

What are the physical demands for a Quality Assurance Specialist?

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit.

The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach.  The job can occasionally be physically demanding at times and requires manual dexterity, eyesight, mobility and require a high level of concentration. The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.  The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

What is the typical work environment at a ROCKWOOL manufacturing facility?

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

At ROCKWOOL, safety is one of our core values! We continuously strive to create safe and healthy work places and conditions for all employees. We provide all associates with personal protective equipment to include high visibility safety vests, safety glasses, shoes, gloves and head protection.

While performing the duties of this job, the work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, background check, and Hucama Big 5 assessment.

ROCKWOOL is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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