Assistant Quality Control Manager Opportunity

Company Overview:

Good Earth Tools merges manufacturing expertise and engineering innovation into a uniquely customized and patented line of industrial equipment and tungsten carbide wear-proofing solutions for a diverse and global client base. Headquartered just 30 miles south of St. Louis in Crystal City, Missouri, Good Earth Tools is a privately held manufacturer with a network of worldwide distributors.

GET’s technology is reflected through its specialty divisions, including Good Earth Tools (GET), Ballast Tools, Ballast Tools Equipment, QMP Limited, and Ever Extruder.

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Position Overview:

The Assistant Quality Control Manager is responsible for participating in and overseeing the quality inspection of receiving, in-process, and finished goods to ensure compliance with quality specifications.  Will recommend new or improved quality control methods, procedures, and/or standards.

The successful candidate for this position will have previous training and experience in quality control, including metal fabrication, machining, machine assembly, drafting and/or engineering.


  • Responsible for participating in and overseeing the quality inspection of receiving, in-process, and finished goods.
  • Responsible for ensuring all equipment is maintained / calibrated as appropriate
  • Lead and promote the Corrective Action/Preventive Action (CAPA) process
  • Assist in implementing quality tools that govern all quality functions from raw material to purchased goods throughout the production and shipping departments
  • Investigate, analyze, and resolve quality issues identified by inspectors by conducting audits, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects
  • Analyze non-conformances and process failures to facilitate solutions for trouble parts
  • Coordinate, track, and communicate the KPI performances daily, weekly and monthly for quality focused metrics
  • Develop countermeasures for KPI that do not meet expectations
  • Assist manufacturing and engineering by helping them develop process changes and assembly practices.
  • Participates in the ISO9001 audits and documentation of processes to ensure compliance to internal procedures and the ISO9001 standard.
  • Participates in the generation of part specific quality plans utilizing customer drawings, CAD Models, and process specifications to ensure compliance with company and customer requirements.
  • Participates in the review of customer or contractual documentation (including proposals) to identify and ensure fulfillment of quality requirements.
  • Provides technical and advisory support to the production department as requested.
  • Understands GD&T requirements as applied to engineering drawings and notes.
  • Train, coach and supervise Quality Control Inspectors.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Technical degree is strongly preferred
  • A minimum of three (3) years of Quality Control or Inspection experience in an industrial manufacturing setting is required
  • Must be proficient in interpreting blueprints and schematics that include mechanical, welding, hydraulic, electrical, and assembly drawings.
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 standards is preferred
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office programs and willing to learn manufacturing MRP software
  • Must have excellent communication skills (verbal, written and electronic)
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and be self-motivated
  • Must have the ability to work 40 hours a week and maintain a punctual, reliable attendance record

Physical Demands:

The employee is required to stand and walk for long periods of time; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move parts up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move parts up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

To Apply:

Please visit our website at and complete our online application.


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Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

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This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.


The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Quality Engineer, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Creating systems to improve and sustain quality across the entire manufacturing facility
  • Creating and implementing test methods to check quality at multiple steps in the manufacturing process, as well as in the quality assurance lab
  • Reviewing and creating standard operating procedures for the plant, as well as ensuring documents are controlled through audits, both internal and external
  • Improving and validating test methods using Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Round Robins, and Gage R&R studies
  • Leading root cause analysis and driving corrective actions for quality issues


Your Skills and Expertise 

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum three (3) years of combined Quality, Manufacturing and/or Product Process Engineering experience in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineer, Materials Science or a related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Experience working in a manufacturing/production setting and pace
  • Demonstrated experience to analyze problems, diagnose root cause, and apply corrective actions
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of statistical and quality data analysis tools such as exploratory data analysis, Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (R&R), Analysis of Variance, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Capability, acceptance sampling, correlation and regression, and experimental design
  • Experience with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems (QMS) requirements


Travel: May include up to 10% domestic

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.


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To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees’ U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).


The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only.  Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position.  The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company’s sole election.

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