Quality Analyst (Cedar Falls, US)


In support of and under the direction of the Quality Manager, analyze and solve fastener quality problems, prepare inspection plans and instructions, process PPAP documentation, select sampling plan applications, prepare procedures, assist in training inspectors, performs internal and external Quality System audits, analyze quality costs and other quality data, and apply fundamental statistical methods for analysis of process control; contribute to supplier quality improvement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Devise sampling procedures, inspection plans, and control plans in compliance with customer requirements and ensure proper documentation of all pertinent product quality data; utilize statistical tools to analyze data. Support Participate in both internal and external corrective and preventive action processes.
  • Program to ensure the accuracy and precision of all measurement, testing, and analytical equipment and procedures; assist with proficiency testing of Quality personnel.
  • Confer with customers and suppliers regarding product quality problems, conduct analyses, interpret test results, develop nonstandard tests, and consult with outside laboratories for testing. Understand and manage PPAP documentation per AIAG guidelines
  • Assist with the development of training material, and assist with training sessions on quality concepts and activities.
  • Assist with the development of documented Quality Department processes in compliance with requirements of ISO 17025; assist with the process of accreditation to the ISO 17025 standard at the direction of the Quality Manager.
  • Contribute to supplier quality development; support the Bossard Procurement function in the selection, auditing, and development of selected suppliers.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Adaptability - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work, tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Continuous Learning – Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  • Contributing to Team Success – Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team towards the completion of goals
  • Energy – Consistently maintaining high levels of activity or productivity; sustaining long working hours when necessary; operating with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Upholds organizational values.
  • Follow -up– establishing procedures to monitor the results of delegations, assignments, or projects; taking into consideration the skills, knowledge and experience of the assigned individual and characteristics of the assignment or project.
  • Managing Work (includes Time Management) – Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Quality Orientation – Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Safety Awareness – Being aware of conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills – having achieved a satisfactory level of technical & professional skill or knowledge in position – related areas; keeping up current developments and trends in areas of expertise.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Associates degree (A.A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram from. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer/System Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of

  • Storage Management System (SMS)
  • FACTS system to place orders to vendors (pre-receiving)
  • Quick Fix warehouse tool to receive product
  • TSExcell report tool
  • Qualiware home to internal processes
  • Employee Self Serve (ESS)
  • Excel, Word
  • Outlook/email

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Current driver’s licenses

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Bolt Gauge Knowledge
  • ISO Standards
  • Read and interpret blueprints including geometric dimensioning and tolerance.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level is the work environment is usually moderate.

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About BossardBossard logo

The Bossard Group is a leading international supplier of product solutions and services in industrial fastener and assembly technology. With its comprehensive product range of over 1,000,000 items, technical consulting (engineering) and inventory management (logistics) Bossard has established itself as an end-to-end supplier and partner in industry. The Group’s customers include local and international industrial companies who use Bossard solutions to improve their productivity. With more than 2,000 employees in over 70 locations throughout the world, the Group generated CHF 656.3 million in sales in 2015. Bossard is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

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