Careers

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Life at Lowell, Inc.

At Lowell, we are passionate about our trade and recognize that our most valuable asset is our people. Everyone at Lowell works hard to establish our reputation as a premier manufacturer of precision machined components. We are proud of this heritage and understand that our responsibility is not simply to complete the tasks at hand, but also to strive for improvement and excellence in all that we do.

The Perfect Candidate

Lowell is looking for talented people to grow with us. We value hardworking individuals who strive to make things better and work each day to make a difference in the lives of our customers and each other.

We value the contribution that our employees make in our business success, and have many opportunities for talented individuals at all levels. We are in search of people who have the desire to find new and innovative ways to create value for our customers and who are committed to their success. In addition to full- and part-time positions, Lowell also offers a competitive internship program.

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Quality Engineer

 

Provides quality assurance and control support to customers, suppliers, and internal production to ensure products, components, parts, and material conform to customer, supplier, and regulatory requirements. Position is a key liaison with internal staff, suppliers, and customers on Quality related matters. Partner with the Manufacturing Engineer and provide quality support. Assists the Quality Manager with overseeing inspection staff work direction and monitoring work flow.

Job Duties:

  • Provide quality customer interface to assure requirements are understood and satisfied. Participate with customer audits, work collaboratively with customers to identify quality gaps, assure corrective action resolution, and oversee continual improvement activities to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Monitor quality control activities and processes at suppliers. Review and analyze corrective action and non-conformance data in an effort to eliminate non-conformances.
  • Evaluate and support supplier quality requirements including, certificates of conformance, sampling inspections, chemical and physical test reports, first articles inspections, process approval, material approval, inspection plans, test and inspection reports, record retention, statistical process control, SCAR, pFMEA, and control plans.
  • Support the completion and maintenance of risk analysis and complaint evaluations. Lead the investigation, resolution and prevention of product nonconformances. Support validations and leverage verification over validations, if applicable.
  • Develops reports and metrics on various aspects of product assurance function including cost of scrap and rework operations, accuracy of inspection, quality of outgoing product, etc. Monitor nonconforming parts through RMA and the rework process including timely disposition and closure.
  • Supports the auditing and evaluation of inspections, test methods and processes to assure conformance to established standards, specifications and customer requirements. Prepares reports and makes recommendation to appropriate sections for corrective or preventative action to improvement in product quality and/or reliability. Implement action to be taken and follow up for effectiveness to eliminate or prevent nonconformance and their cause.
  • Participate with product realization process in establishing where sequence measurement and testing operations are to be performed, what records to be used to measure results, what specific measuring instruments and equipment is required, and specific instructions associated with operation. Records for evidence that realization process and resulting product meet requirements. May initiate or request a risk assessment identifying risks associated to a process.
  • Assist with training production staff in the implementation of quality at the source inspection program.
  • Ensure monitoring and measurement equipment is subject to adequate calibration controls and audit.
  • Audit to ensure current revision level of CNC and CMM programs are being used by production.
  • Assist in audits from regulatory bodies and accrediting organization. Monitor and sustain regulatory and accrediting certifications as assigned. Assist in proper execution of the internal and external audit program to measure the overall effectiveness of the quality management system.

Vision System Programmer

 

The Vision System Programmer supports Operations by performing CMM programming & operation, fixture calibration & maintenance, certification & maintenance of all instruments, gauge layouts & organization, GR&R, MSA studies, SPC analysis, part layouts and systems support for QA and other department requirements.

Job Duties:

  • Determine part inspection requirements from customer’s geometric blueprint features.
  • Utilize PC-DMIS and Calypso software to create DCC inspection path programs.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot machine setups and inspections paths.
  • Administer and/or edit previously created programs.
  • Ensure part inspection programs are consistent with part number and revision level.
  • Qualify and operate fixed-type CMM equipment as required.
  • Operate computer programming hardware and software systems.
  • Follow Work Instruction and Procedures.
  • Keep a clean and safe area (continually 5s own area).

Quality Inspector II

 

As a member of the Quality Assurance Department, the Quality Control Inspector Level 2 is responsible to perform various inspection and verification functions, as they are assigned, to verify and certify that the products and services produced by Lowell meet the contracted requirements, tolerances and overall specifications of the customer.

Job Duties:

  • Perform all tasks of a Q.C. inspector as assigned.
  • Interface with various department personnel.
  • Attend meetings as required.
  • Perform special assignments and projects.
  • Must possess the skills necessary to communicate both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and CAD Models in accordance with ASME Y14.5M-1994 or Y14.5-2009 as assigned.
  • Become proficient as an operator of the Keyence System, OGP with MeasureMind and QC-CALC SPC Software.
  • Participate in Gage R&R Studies.
  • Be able to understand basic reports including Trend Analysis, SmartProfile and Box and Whisker to assist shop personnel in maintaining correct machine center settings.

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The opportunities that Lowell offers are not found in other machine shops. There is versatility within the inspection, mill, lathe and swiss departments. As a newly graduated student from Hennepin Tech I was able to work in each department. The cell managers are willing to teach me more so I can grow with the company and make a great career.

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