Spinrite is an inspiration and education-driven crafts company in the North American market. Bernat, Red Heart, Caron, Coats & Clark and Yarnspirations are our key brands, supporting brick and mortar and e-commerce sales channels. Our products are available at leading retailers such as Walmart, Amazon, Jo-Ann Stores and Michaels. We take pride in what we do and are passionate about inspiring creativity for our consumers. Recently, we have grown significantly. In early 2019, we purchased Coats & Clark, which essentially doubled the size of our company. Moving to the future, our vision is to the world’s largest inspiration-driven company for makers all over the world.
About the Role
Reporting to the Corporate Quality Manager, the Quality Assurance (QA) Technician will support testing activities for qualification of suppliers, component changes, and newly developed products. Additional QA Technician responsibilities include investigating and correcting quality opportunities and certification activities, as needed.
Duties & Responsibilities
Assist in maintaining quality objectives that align with corporate policies and goals.
Assist in analysis, inspection, test and/or integration to assure the quality of assigned Component Materials and/or Finished Goods.
Assist in developing and initiating standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation.
Perform testing, including shade matching, and reporting of Component Materials, pre-production samples, first (1st) production samples, and/or finished Goods for adherence to specifications to meet internal Quality timelines.
Assist in methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation to standards required to meet Customer testing requirements and maintain quality certifications, such as, but not limited to, Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
Apply statistical process control (SPC) methods for analyzing data to evaluate and compare component materials, products and/or Suppliers.
Ensure essential safety testing completed in a timely manner to coincide with product launch requirements.
Participate in and support Corrective Action/Preventive Action (CAPA) and Continuous Improvement efforts, including but not limited to, internal auditing.
Safety responsibility includes following standard defined health and safety procedures and reporting any observed workplace hazards. Ensures quality standards and procedures are being met for the safety of customers and employees.
Perform other duties as required.
High School diploma
Strong computer skills in applications including MS Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Strong Math Skills
Strong Communication Skills
Time Management Skills
Able to work well with others.
1 to 2 years of relevant work experience in quality.
Yarn production experience preferred.
Some college would be an asset.
Spinrite is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and all applicants for employment without regard to any status protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and applicable state law. If you need assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process, please contact us at 519-291-3780 and ask to be directed to HR.