Quality Control Advisor

Location: Jesup, GA

Company Overview:
Sierra International Machinery is a leading manufacturer of balers and shears for the recycled materials industry. With a strong commitment to innovation and quality, we design and produce cutting-edge machinery that helps our customers efficiently process and manage recyclable materials. As an industry leader, we are dedicated to delivering reliable and durable equipment that maximizes productivity while minimizing environmental impact.

Job Description:
Sierra International Machinery is seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Quality Control Advisor to join our dynamic team. The Quality Control Advisor will be responsible for ensuring the consistent delivery of high-quality products by implementing and maintaining effective quality control processes throughout the manufacturing cycle.


  • Quality Control Systems: Develop, implement, and maintain quality control systems and procedures to ensure adherence to product specifications, industry standards, and customer requirements.
  • Inspection and Testing: Conduct thorough inspections and tests on incoming materials, in-process components, and finished products to verify conformance to specifications. Use a variety of measuring and testing equipment to assess product quality.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate and detailed records of inspection and test results. Prepare clear and concise reports and documentation on quality control findings, trends, and recommendations.
  • Non-Conformance Management: Identify and document non-conforming materials or products. Initiate corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs) to address quality issues and prevent recurrence. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to resolve quality-related problems.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously evaluate and improve quality control processes, procedures, and inspection techniques. Identify areas for efficiency enhancement, cost reduction, and quality enhancement.
  • Training and Support: Provide guidance and training to manufacturing personnel on quality control procedures, standards, and best practices. Foster a culture of quality throughout the organization.
  • Supplier Quality Management: Collaborate with the supply chain team to assess and monitor the quality performance of suppliers. Conduct supplier audits and manage the resolution of quality issues with external vendors.
  • Compliance and Certifications: Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory and certification requirements. Support audits and inspections by external entities, providing necessary documentation and addressing any findings.
  • Continuous Improvement: Participate in continuous improvement initiatives, such as Lean Six Sigma projects, to enhance overall manufacturing efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction.


  • Quality Control Experience: A minimum of 1 year of experience in quality control or a related field, preferably in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge of quality control principles, methodologies, and tools.
  • Quality Management Systems: Familiarity with quality management systems (e.g., ISO 9001) and their implementation. Understanding of quality control techniques, including statistical process control (SPC) and root cause analysis (RCA).
  • Inspection and Testing: Proficiency in conducting inspections and tests using various measurement tools and equipment. Experience with metrology, dimensional measurement, and functional testing.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Ability to document and communicate quality control findings effectively.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Analytical mindset with the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve quality-related problems. Proficient in using problem-solving methodologies, such as 8D or DMAIC.
  • Compliance Knowledge: Understanding of regulatory and certification requirements applicable to the manufacturing industry. Familiarity with relevant standards and regulations.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with cross-functional teams, suppliers, and customers.
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset: Enthusiasm for continuous improvement initiatives and a proactive approach to identifying and implementing quality enhancements.
  • Team Player: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Basic Computer Skills: Proficiency in using computer applications for documentation, data analysis, and reporting purposes.

Sierra International Machinery offers a competitive salary package and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and opportunities for career development.

Join our team of dedicated professionals and contribute to the production of cutting-edge machinery that helps shape the future of the recycled materials industry.

Note: This job description is intended to outline the general responsibilities and qualifications of the position. It is not exhaustive and may be subject to change or modification to meet the evolving needs of the company.

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