Position Description

Quality Control Technician ($17.00 - $19.00)
Location SC - Anderson
Department QUALITY
Employment Duration Full time
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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.


Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking a Quality Control Technician for our First Quality Tissue plant.  This position will be located in Anderson, SC. This position is responsible for supporting Operations Teams by conducting daily audits of the manufacturing processes and products of FQTSE to ensure that released products meet customer expectations and that the requirements of the Quality Management System requirements are being met.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Correctly understands and performs quality testing and inspection requirements

  • Conducts daily audits for the following focus areas:

  1. Calibration/verification of testing and measuring equipment

  2. Product testing and visual inspection results

  3. Product and process inspections

  4. Compliance to PPM and record keeping instructions

  5. Release of acceptable product

  6. Control of nonconforming materials (Raw Materials, Parent Rolls, and Finished Goods)

  • Completes independent product audits

  • Provides and reinforces quality training for Team members

  • Supports Team members in the identification and control of nonconforming materials (raw materials, parent rolls, and finished goods)

  • Performs special testing in support of product development, validation, and product investigations (nonconforming goods, complaints, and recalls)

  • Enters test and inspection data into various quality record systems

  • Positively interacts with Paper and Converting Team Leads and Leadership so that any issues can be handled in an effective and efficient manner and follow the FQ Rules of Engagement

  • Performs other duties as requested by the Production and/or Quality Manager; may be required to work on the production line as needed in addition to being responsible for quality checks

  • Observes all safety rules and uses the proper safety equipment at all times


The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Demonstrates strong communication skills, both written and oral and demonstrates respect for co-workers.

  • Excellent time management and leadership skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and handle changes to achieve production targets.

  • Confident, self-driven, dynamic and loves to learn.

  • Post high school education or certifications in applicable fields preferred.

  • Testing or inspection experience for basis weight, tensile strength and elongation, finished product, and product packaging preferred.

  • Employees must have completed six months in current job before they are eligible to apply for a new position. Previous leadership experience in a paper manufacturing environment may apply toward the six months positional experience.

  • Must be flexible to adjust working schedule for vacation/time-off coverage and/or testing needs.


Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!


First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.


First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.

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