Title:  Quality Assurance Sampling Specialist

Date:  Jun 15, 2022
Location: 

Redwood City, CA, US, 94063

Company:  simsmetalm
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Sims Metals (Sims) is a global leader in metal recycling. With facilities across the globe, Sims plays an intrinsic role in the circular economy by making resources available for future use. As a responsible corporate citizen, we continuously seek new ways to broaden our participation in the environmental sector, ensuring that our future is as bright, safe, and secure as at any time in our long history.

 

Sims is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of all of our employees, and we are committed to creating a working environment that is built on a foundation of respect and inclusion where everyone can contribute, advance on merit, and realize their full potential.

The Quality Assurance Sampling Specialist (QASS) will be primarily responsible for ensuring that sampling and testing requirements are met at Shredder and MRP Metal Recovery lines. The QASS will focus on collecting, organizing and analyzing the information collected from the Shredder and MRP. Must be able to use various types of equipment to analyze samples along with being able to accurately determine types of items being sampled. The QASS reports to the MRP Manager.

This position operates within defined parameters. The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of the position. Providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently decreases accidents and errors and increase profits.


Essential Functions:

Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)

  • Providing a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.

Operational Performance & Best Business Practices

  • Responsible for performing quality control tests of product and waste by measuring and evaluating materials per the Sims Metal Limited sampling protocol.
  • Utilizes tools, equipment and instruments to prepare and weigh samples including set up and maintenance.
  • Records and reports on results and maintains the internal computer data base of sampling.
  • Responsible for understanding the nine product streams that must be collected on a daily basis for testing.
    • Items include large, intermediate and small zorba, large zurik, small zurik, and coated wire.
  • Oversees and instructs others in the collection and proper labeling of samples, and oversees and instructs others in processing samples when needed.
  • Responsible for interpreting test results, drawing overall conclusions and making recommendations to improve process and desired product quality.
  • Determines anomalies in sample results compared to control charts and identify process issues.
  • Responsible for keeping current on developing technologies used in the sampling process and impacts to the material testing program.
  • Calibration of Non-Ferrous Recovery and Screening equipment.

Special Projects

  • Special projects as assigned.

Internal Control Responsibilities:

Supports the Company’s Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures and controls to better relate to the business. Communicates upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.

Interpersonal Contacts:

Internal contact is by phone, email and face-to-face contact with others, specifically the divisions of the Sims Metal Limited Group.

Job Conditions:

This position is regularly exposed to all weather conditions. Physical hazards such as noise, fumes, and dirt are present due to the equipment, machinery, and scrap as would be found throughout the scrap yard. Safety shoes, hearing protection, respirators, face shields, and additional personal protective equipment as needed, must be worn to eliminate the risks associated with these hazards. Travel is not required for this position.

Handling multiple issues regarding safety and maintenance increases pressure. Work load may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Extra hours may be required, sometimes on weekends, weekdays, and holidays.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Ability to: sit for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; write by hand and keyboard for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; assemble papers, paper punch, staple, file; apply sufficient force to open and close file drawers. Ability to communicate by speech and hearing continuously. Communication is primarily by phone, email and sometimes in person, with other departments within the Sims Metal Limited Group. Visual acuity needed for close detail work, preparing and analyzing data figures, accounting, and computer use.

Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED Certification preferred. Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar role or scrap industry preferred. Ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with customers and other employees required. Mathematical and problem solving skills, basic negotiation skills, attention to detail, and basic typing skills required. This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive an automobile.

Proficiency in all MS Office Suite; typing; accuracy and attention to detail; excellent professional, oral and written communication skills with all levels of personnel and customers. Ability to: prioritize multiple projects, work well in a time sensitive environment, follow instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form, and deal with problems involving several specific variables in or from standard situations. Needs to be flexible.

 

With a promote-from-within philosophy and a variety of programs available to support continuous learning, Sims offers the opportunity for a rewarding career. We are committed to the ecologically sound and sustainable use of resources and strive to operate in a manner that minimizes waste and protects the environment.

 

A career with Sims provides you with the opportunity to work with an organization whose goal is to be the world’s safest and most responsible recycling company. Our people achieve this by creating a zero-harm workplace, being exemplary members of the communities in which we operate, and being responsible stewards of the environment. We also offer competitive pay and a range of attractive benefits.

 

Find Out More…

Please visit www.simsltd.com for more information on Sims and its commitment to sustainability.

SIMS LIMITED IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE VALUE THE DIVERSITY OF ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND ARE COMMITTED TO CREATING AN INCLUSIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERYONE CAN CONTRIBUTE, ADVANCE ON MERIT, AND REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. SIMS LIMITED IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. THE COMPANY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE WITH REGARD TO RACE, SEX, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, CITIZENSHIP STATUS, DISABILITY, AGE, MARITAL OR FAMILIAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, GENDER EXPRESSION, VETERAN STATUS, HOUSING STATUS, SOURCE OF INCOME, OR ANY OTHER STATUS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS. THIS APPLIES TO ANY EMPLOYMENT DECISION, INCLUDING RECRUITING, HIRING, PLACEMENT, PROMOTION, TERMINATION, LAYOFF, RECALL, TRANSFER, LEAVES OF ABSENCE, COMPENSATION, AND TRAINING.  QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WITH A DISABILITY IN NEED OF A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION MAY REQUEST SUCH WITHOUT FEAR OF REPRISAL OR DISCRIMINATION. 


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