Quality Coordinator


Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Cortland, New York

This position is within the Mining And Metals Industry

Job Summary

Who is Pyrotek? Pyrotek is the most successful global industrial company you’ve never heard of (until now). Pyrotek is a global leader in high temperature materials and our products impact virtually everyone in the developed world. Our global team has worked for decades to deliver new technologies, advanced engineered systems and innovative materials to customers in industries all over the world. The last car, train and plane you rode in were all safer and more energy efficient because of Pyrotek. The beverage cans in your refrigerator are lighter, stronger and infinitely recyclable because of Pyrotek. Join our team and create, improve and innovate the everyday!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Quality Coordinator is responsible for the Gage Calibration System, internal testing and inspections, lab work, quality investigations and root cause analysis, and Quality Management System documentation and control.

** Salary range starts at $49,795 with the ability to be offered more based on experience **

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain the gage calibration system in a safe and effective manner. This includes gathering gauges and performing calibrations and calibration analysis, verifying gauge and equipment accuracy, maintaining database system information to track gage status and verification, organizing and monitoring calibration suppliers, and recommending gauges to purchase.
  • Manage incoming supplier quality of products purchased to Pyrotek-specific drawings by performing inspections on-site and/or at a supplier location and documenting performance.
  • Manage supplier quality of refractory goods by verifying supplier certificate of analysis conformance, maintaining product and supplier performance documentation, and by performing refractory testing when required.
  • Conduct internal inspections and performs functional testing of in-house products (i.e. weld integrity, pressure testing, measurements, etc.).
  • Document all process and product non-conformances in-house and seek appropriate disposition by subject matter experts.
  • Maintain accurate logs, inspection forms, and other documentation and posts quality communications and trainings/single point lessons to comply with the quality management system.  Develop and write procedures relating to quality management system compliance.
  • Effectively conduct root cause analysis investigation work relating to casting data, inventory and internal inspection records. Implement corrective actions as directed/applicable.
  • Support and assist Quality Team goals and objectives.

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Education/Experience: Associate Degree in science, engineering, or other technical field, plus a minimum three (3) years of related experience in manufacturing; or equivalent work and life experiences that demonstrate the requirements below.     

Proven experience with accurately using measuring devices to determine trends or identify nonconformance's.  

Proven experience with using and navigating computer software to communicate or find information.

A valid driver’s license is needed for off-site inspections.


Core People Skills. Ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization.  Ability to anticipate customer expectations and needs, takes necessary actions to provide customer satisfaction, and enlists assistance of others as necessary. Genuine with high ethical standards and values and personal integrity and honesty.  Ability to apply a large measure of common sense to a variety of situations. Treats people with respect and inspires the trust of others. Ability to impact and address behavior deficiencies is essential. Ability to introduce change in performance is essential.   

Communication Skills. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and obtain clarification, and respond effectively to questions. Proficiency in writing clearly and concisely and editing work for spelling and grammar. Ability to vary writing style to meet business needs.  Ability to credibly influence, effect, and negotiate with customers and co-workers. Enlists assistance and informs others as appropriate.

Computer/Applications Skills. Proficient computer skills using a variety of software applications systems. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel. Ability to navigate, understand, and work with Visual Manufacturing (ERP system) software, Synchrono software, Windows file folders, Vault, and other programs utilized on the job. 

Core Business Skills. Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion in handling of proprietary and confidential information. Ability to work independently, without significant direction and to use resources. Strong critical thinking skills, judgement and attention to detail and accuracy. Exceptional prioritization, time management and organizational skills. Ability to prepare confidential reports and correspondence. Gathers and analyzes information and data carefully to determine trends or identify nonconformances. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Ability to identify and solve practical problems while dealing with complexity and ambiguity. Develops alternative solutions. Anticipates and adapts to changes in the work environment. Able to set short-term and long-term goals even when conflicting priorities exist. Understands business implications of decisions and actions. Is cost conscious and conserves organizational resources.  Proactively looks for ways to improve. Ability to work with third party suppliers for items related to quality, including but not limited to equipment calibration and equipment services.   

Technical Skills. Demonstrated ability to use measurement devices to accurately measure and verify product quality and determine trends or identify nonconformances. Ability to apply geometry and arithmetic math skills, such as addition and subtraction of fractions or decimals to determine tolerances or to measure products. Ability to use hand tools and small power tools to install testing fixturing or assemble testing devices. Ability to become forklift and overhead crane certified is required. Already possess an in- depth understanding of production floor activities and comprehensive knowledge of our products or be capable of becoming familiar.

    Physical/Sensory Requirements
    The following physical activities described here are representative of those required by a team member to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation, if feasible, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of position.

    While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.  This position is moderately active and requires standing, walking, and bending. Team members performing this job must be able to wear personal protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, hardhat, glasses, and hearing protection.  Annual respirator fit test is required.

    Working Environment
    While performing the duties of this job, team member is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts such as overhead cranes, vibration and moving vehicles. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.  

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