Position Description

Quality Control Technician II
Location PA - Lock Haven
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 an experienced Quality Control Technician II for our First Quality Tissue facility located in Lock Haven, PA.  This position is primarily responsible for performing finished product lab testing, visual inspections and assisting with plant trials when necessary. The QC Tech II is a 12-hour, night shift position.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Performs and understands quality testing requirements for Converting.

  • Maintains the cleanliness and upkeep of the laboratory.

  • Follows existing procedures applying to the Quality System.

  • Performs testing on Production samples at specified sampling frequencies in converting.

  • Enters required test results into the Quality Data System.

  • Reports test results to appropriate parties in a timely manner, and assists in correcting undesired quality situations.

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

  • Assists in preparing and providing material, chemicals, equipment, and documents needed for performing quality functions.

  • Completes assigned reports and recommends appropriate actions based on findings.

  • Fills in for production personnel as required for business.

  • Assists in internal audits as issued by the Quality Manager.

  • Verifies data within the Quality Data System database.

  • Verifies lab equipment is working within acceptable tolerances in converting.

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

  • Performs other duties as necessary when directed to do so.

  • Follows necessary GMP, FDA, and ISO regulations.


The ideal candidate should possess the following:


  • Standard knowledge of computers and basic office software.

  • Familiarity with a formal Quality System (ISO 9000, GMP/ QSR, etc.) preferred.

  • Math skills including algebra required; statistics knowledge a plus.

  • Attention to detail, mechanical aptitude, good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Post-secondary education or experience in quality or laboratory testing preferred.

  • Must be willing to work night shift.

  • Must be willing to work some overtime when necessary.

  • Must be able to work 12.5 hour shifts.


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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