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NOTE: Members may now submit their resume to be posted on this site. If you are interested in posting your resume, please contact Brian Krady

Attention: All jobless ASQ members

Lancaster County Provides a service to all unemployed people. Its called JOB CLUB! They can be reached by calling 397-4159.

They provide training to get a job. The training includes Resume writing, Cover letters, cold calling, thank you letters, Interview skills.

Most of us have the on the job skills and most of us think we are good at interviewing, this service assures you of what skills are need.

I have used this service. Its worth the phone call to find out more about it. Those of you in York and Harrisburg have similar programs.

Take the time to use them. Your taxes pay for these programs! They are free to you as long as you are un-employed!

Please feel free to contact me at brian_krady@yahoo.com if you have any questions or forward your resume if you would like it posted on the site!

Brian Krady (ASQ Placement Chair)


Job Opportunities

Posted: 2/16/2018

ISO Coordinator

Position summary:

Ecore International (www.ecoreintl.com) is an organization driven by purpose; a purpose to transform reclaimed materials into performance surfaces that make people's lives better. Our passion for performance is ingrained into each of the Ecore brands. All of our products, from commercial flooring to sports surfacing to sound insulation, are engineered with precision at every step to be the smartest, most elegant solutions on the market.

We are seeking a highly motivated and customer focused ISO Coordinator for our corporate headquarters in Lancaster, PA. This position is responsible for reviewing, revising, and maintaining the current certified ISO system. They will be responsible for recommending, developing, writing and editing document control processes, procedures, work instructions and flow charts to bring all departments and divisions into ISO compliance. The position will provide training, guidance and direction to personnel, supervisors and management to insure understanding, creation and development of proper documentation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the creation, approval, publication, distribution, collection, revision and termination of work instructions, visual aids, procedures, forms and other documents across all manufacturing plants
  • Ensure documents and other quality processes meet ISO certification standards
  • Collaborate with Continuous Improvement and management to facilitate the Standard Work Audit program (creation and revision of audits, recruitment and training of auditors, scheduling of audits, and reporting of audit results)
  • Collaborate with Training to deliver TWI Job Instruction classes and materials in the development of certified standard work trainers
  • Administer, recruit and train Internal ISO Audit Team for compliance with the implementation of the company’s ISO Internal Audit and Management Review processes
  • Site representative for annual 3rd party ISO audit
  • Maintain Ecore’s Document Control, Standard Work Audit and Internal Audit Intranet sites
  • Facilitate the Standard Work Steering Team

Requirements:

  • BS in Business, Quality Management or equivalent experience within the field
  • 3+ years of experience in an ISO certified company working closely with document/SOP creation, procedures, control and maintenance, preferably in a multi-division manufacturing company. Experience is required with control of drawings, work instructions, quality manuals and ISO documents of all levels.
  • Experience with and knowledge of ISO, Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement and TWI Job Instruction
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively, across all levels and departments within the company, with minimal instruction in a fast paced, dynamic production environment
  • Proven communication skills (verbal & written) across all levels of the organization with experience managing change within organizations
  • Attention to detail and strong desktop publishing skills in order to maintain the look and quality of the company’s controlled documents
  • Proficient computer skills, including: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; SharePoint experience preferred

Apply online at:

https://careers.ecoreintl.com

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Posted: 2/21/2018

Quality Assurance Lab Technician

About the Company:

Tredegar Corporation is a global leader in the plastic films and aluminum extrusion industries. Recognized for a wide range of capabilities in polyethylene, polypropylene, elastics and polyester films in addition to custom aluminum extrusions for multiple end-use markets including building and construction, automotive, consumer durables, machinery and equipment and electrical and distribution markets. With a global footprint and local supply capabilities, we support demand for films applications in diverse end-use markets, including personal care, electronic display, food packaging and lighting. With strategically located global operations and a culture focused on innovative research and development, Tredegar Corporation is well positioned to expand its reach in diverse markets around the world. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, USA, Tredegar Corporation, (NYSE:TG), has 3200+ employees and 13 locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Job Summary:

Ensures quality practices are adhered to as part of normal plant operation.

Physical Requirements:

Employee must pass an annual eye exam and maintain a minimum 20/25 visual acuity with or without corrective lenses.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The employee will work with production, perform laboratory tests using test equipment.
  • The employee will prepare film samples to be tested by folding film, cutting film and swab applications to mark film samples, make observations and notations about test results.
  • The employee will use binocular microscopes to make observations, use computers to conduct tests and print reports.
  • The employee will record all information in "logs" and computer databases
  • The employee will conduct Flatness tests by threading film shoulder level between supports on the test instrument, clamping ends of film by using a foot pedal, manually adjust middle bar, then conducing test observing curl and taking measurements.
  • The employee will empty scrap and waste containers.
  • The employee will read and interpret ISO 9001-2000 manuals as they relate to the job

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Able to analyze complex functions, procedures, and problems to find creative, logical, and effective solutions.
  • Able to identify root causes of problems, and develop and implement creative and pragmatic solutions.
  • Dedicated to exceeding quality standards and providing products and services of the highest caliber.
  • 2+ years’ experience in manufacturing and/or lab/quality testing

To apply send resume to:

Diane Dietrich
Manager, Human Resources
diane.dietrich@TREDEGAR.com

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Posted: 2/21/2018

Quality Assurance Manager

About the Company:

Tredegar Corporation is a global leader in the plastic films and aluminum extrusion industries. Recognized for a wide range of capabilities in polyethylene, polypropylene, elastics and polyester films in addition to custom aluminum extrusions for multiple end-use markets including building and construction, automotive, consumer durables, machinery and equipment and electrical and distribution markets. With a global footprint and local supply capabilities, we support demand for films applications in diverse end-use markets, including personal care, electronic display, food packaging and lighting. With strategically located global operations and a culture focused on innovative research and development, Tredegar Corporation is well positioned to expand its reach in diverse markets around the world. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, USA, Tredegar Corporation, (NYSE:TG), has 3200+ employees and 13 locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Job Summary:

Ensures quality practices are adhered to as part of normal plant operation. Engage in all management activities including audits and daily KPI reviews. Identifies areas of improvement opportunities and supports and participates in the overall continuous improvement process. Oversees ongoing compliance with ISO 9001 standards, as well as Customer quality requirements for all products. Champions all aspects of the Zero Defects team for the Tredegar First Class (TFC) process and serves as a resource to all pillar team members. Manages the Quality Assurance lab, Quality Engineers and other direct reports, to promote overall plant effectiveness.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and monitors the plant SPC (Statistical Process Control) activities. Develops SPC procedures and processes where needed to ensure plant quality objectives are met. This includes tracking run to target conformance and other agreed to quality measures.
  • Coordinates preparation, delivery and resolution of customer and supplier quality documents.
  • Provides technical expertise to management relative to quality issues. Conducts annual review of quality system performance with plant quality leadership team.
  • Participates in all customer complaint investigations and oversees completion of the actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Implements and monitors new quality processes as required for plant quality effectiveness.
  • Interact with operators and management to continually improve plant equipment and process relative to quality and TFC.
  • Manages Plant Quality System in accordance with Tredegar guidelines and ISO 9001 standards.
  • Manages training of lab techs on specific tasks and entire operations group on quality topics in annual quality training refresher. This includes overseeing lab operations and testing, reviewing test results, and supervising employees.
  • Coordinates Plant Internal Audit system
  • Participates in all TFC Division Quality activities to ensure all standard TFP practices are in place in respective plants
  • Manages and oversees that plant document control processes meet ISO 9001, customer, TFC and other required standards
  • Responsible for customer audits of plant facilities
  • Responsible for managing lab capital equipment and supplies to ensure equipment, calibration and methods are in compliance with division quality standards.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Able to analyze complex functions, procedures, and problems to find creative, logical, and effective solutions.
  • Able to identify root causes of problems, and develop and implement creative and pragmatic solutions.
  • Dedicated to exceeding quality standards and providing products and services of the highest caliber.
  • Ability to present complex technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • BS in related engineering, quality assurance or related discipline
  • SPC Training
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 systems
  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing and/or lab/quality testing

Send Resume to:

Diane Dietrich
Manager, Human Resources
diane.dietrich@TREDEGAR.com

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Advice for Job Seekers

Resume Tips: Five Ways to Grab Employers' Attention

With today's level of competition for good jobs your resume has got only one chance to make a great first impression. To be considered for interviews your resume must have that special something that grabs the reader's attention and motivates them to call you. Here are five strategies for transforming a blah document into a WOW resume that will get employers calling you.

The first thing potential employers need to know is what you do and the position you are interested in. In the past job seekers have used an objective statement at the top of their resume to indicate their employment interest. With the lightning speed scanning approach that recruiters take in viewing resumes, a wordy, vague objective statement taking up three or more lines of text just doesn't get the job done. In most cases they don't get read.
Instead, write a short, direct professional summery that clearly illustrates your career focus. Your statement should include your profession, how long you've done it and your particular areas of expertise. Something to the effect of:

Senior purchasing professions with 10 years' procurement expertise i

Remember, your resume is not an historical tell-all. To keep your focus clear make sure that everything following in your resume relates to your focus. Leave off extraneous details.
The more key words you use the more frequently your resume will show up in online searches like LinkedIn, TheLadders and CareerBuilder, etc.. Additionally, employer resume data bases also use key words to query for qualifying candidates. Without appropriate key words your resume will be electronically ignored. Without key words, your resume is being shot off into a black void each time you submit it.
A good way to make sure your resume is full of key words is to check it against job postings. Use as many of the key words found in the responsibilities and qualifications sections of job postings. As much as you can, match up your terminology with what you find in job postings.
Nothing gets ignored like a resume full of lengthy blocks of text. No one has time to read through that much information. Resume screeners need to be able to absorb your information quickly. Leave out extraneous details so that key facts show up easily. Separate blocks of text into smaller easy-to-digest snippets of information. Use white space to separate bullet points so that each stand out. Be sure that your font size is readable: nothing smaller than 11 point.
If you want to stand out from the crowd you must include accomplishments throughout your resume. Write accomplishments that show how you solve universal problems such as saving time, cutting costs, improving performance and increasing customer satisfaction. Your accomplishments should stand out on your resume in bullets separate from your responsibilities. Don't make the common mistake of combining responsibilities and accomplishments in a long list of bullets. List your responsibilities in a small block of text and your accomplishments in bullet form following.
It's true, if you can't grab their attention on page one they won't stick it out to find out the wonderful things you've got on page two or three. This presents a problem for those who experienced their most productive work five or more years back. The solution is to use the hybrid resume format that allows you to create a highlight of accomplishments section at the top of page one of your resume. This area of your resume is reserved for the best examples of your work. The accomplishments you include should illustrate the key transferable skills needed for the position you are interested in.

Don't delay in implementing these resume changes. Employers are waiting for you with opportunities for a better career and a better life.

Deborah Walker, CCMC is a career coach helping job seekers nationwide. Her clients gain skills in resume writing, interviewing and salary negotiation. See her sample resumes and read more job search tips at: http://www.AlphaAdvantage.com

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CAREER COUNSELING for those who may be on a job search

So Why Should We Hire You?”

If you are currently in a job search chances are you've been asked that question already. Undoubtedly, it is the most feared interview question, but one of the most common. It pays to be ready to answer it. Helps to understand that the question is an invitation for you to sell yourself. This is a good thing. No one is going to hire you until they have been sold on you. This is your chance to state your value to the prospective employer. The best way to answer this question is to prepare for it like a sales person. There are three steps to selling yourself with confidence.

Every successful salesperson knows their product inside and out. They understand the benefits of each product feature. In like manner, you must be able to articulate your transferable skills. First, take inventory of your skills. Make sure the skills you focus on are in demand for the position you seek. Next, take stock of the times of crisis when you've used those skills to solve problems. Finally, ask yourself what your employer got out of your successes on the job. Did you save time or money, increase revenue, improve service or increase productivity? Your success stories carry more weight when you can quantify the results. These success stories make up your selling points.

Before you can tell them why they should hire you, you must understand their current challenges. After all, you couldn't sell a car unless you knew understood how it was to be used. Until you know what challenges go with the position you won't know which of your selling points to talk about. To learn about their challenges you must ask them.
In the beginning of the interview ask your interviewer, “What challenges do you see as most significant for this position in the first six months?” Take careful note of his/her response. You will learn the “hot button” issues that you must sell you.

Here is where you get to sell yourself. Once you understand the critical skills they need for the job you simply share with them your success stories of when you have faced similar problems and how you solved them. Be sure to include the all-important benefit your company received. Start off your value statements with phrases like:

“I found a significant savings opportunity when...”
“My team gained efficiency when I discovered how to...”
“My boss achieved his quarterly objective when I...”

Remember, even if you don't get asked “why should we hire you” it is the underlying question and the point of the whole interview. Job interviews are your chance to sell your skills, talents and expertise. Before your next interview practice good salesmanship and prepare to sell yourself like a pro.

Deborah Walker, CCMC is a career coach helping job seekers nationwide. Her clients gain skills in resume writing, interviewing and salary negotiation. See her sample resumes and read more job search tips at: http://www.AlphaAdvantage.com

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