Our goals - Your path

A primary function of this position is to oversee the daily operations of the Quality Lab including quality control testing, inspection and audit activities. As an integral part of the Quality team, this position will be challenged to assure a continuous improvement of quality products through prevention in order to fulfill customers and market requirements.

Managing and optimize the workflow in the laboratory

  • Cross training of technicians
  • Schedule optimal coverage according to the needs of the Production and Planning/Sales
  • Prioritize lab testing tasks: inspection and release of raw materials, intermediates and finish good
  • Manage the follow up tests for QIR including customer returns
  • Oversees incoming product inspection and releases.
  • Implement new test equipment and methods as necessary.

Internal quality results communication

  • Communicate quality-problems to Production and Planning teams.
  • Identify and communicate out of trend or problematic issues, e.g. the moisture results of powders from each line.
  • Communicate major quality issues to the floor when they arise to increasing quality awareness (e.g. arrangement together with production supervisor/manager, weekly quality slides for huddle meetings).
  • Encourage all personnel to be part of the solution by visiting the lab if they recognize any deviation in the quality.

Managing, optimizing and fixing QC processes

  • Assist to manage the at-risk inventory (on hold, restricted and rejected) and running QI report weekly at minimum.
  • Block suspected and material that does not fulfill the requirements. Propose a usage decision for this material (MRB, rework, scrap) to the Quality Manager
  • Assist to setup the inspection plan in SAP and prevent the disappearance of inspection plans

Other related projects:

  • Support projects related to introduce new materials, packaging, products and processes
  • Perform other projects as required; Automotive (re-) domestication efforts and plant troubleshooting & investigations.
  • Perform other projects or assignments as required.

Your expertise - Our strength

  • BS or advanced degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and/or process optimization
  • Strong understanding of statistical process control, statistics and customer integration
  • Strong customer and quality focus, strong hands-on commitment
  • Excellent oral communication, technical presentation and writing skills
  • Capable of interfacing with cross-functional departments toward a common goal
  • 5+ years’ experience in supervision
  • Understand the ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 is plus.

Going Beyond. Together.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Sika Corporation is committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals that apply. As an equal opportunity employer Sika will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, or other protected characteristics.

About Sika

Join Sika, a global company established in 1910.  Sika is a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets. With subsidiaries in 100 countries around the world and in over 300 factories, Sika employs more than 25,000 people.

Sika is a full building envelope company, helping you live your everyday life from below-grade waterproofing all the way up to the roof. From the Crypto.com Arena to the Lincoln Memorial to the Empire State Building to Disneyland, Sika is extremely integrated in the world around us.

Sika is a continually growing company with a variety of locations that offers opportunity to advance through career development. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.