Newell Brands Coleman - Quality Technician, 1st shift in Wichita, Kansas

Live, Learn, Work and Play

At Coleman our vision is to be the leading outdoor recreation company in the U.S. by developing high-quality, innovative products that enhance the enjoyment of the outdoors and create lasting memories.


The position of Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for performing inspections, checks, testing and sampling procedures for all raw materials, purchased components, and finished goods. Record all data collected from quality inspections and report accordingly. Emphasis on technical skills, root cause analysis, problem solving, and leadership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include, but not limited to the following:

  • Perform inspections of purchased parts, subassemblies or finished company products according to well defined criteria using standard physical, mechanical and/electrical measurements.

  • Block, Hold, or Reject any components using SAP.

  • Conduct and document process and system audits using written procedures (GQS) as audit standards.

  • Accurately document the results of the inspections and testing.

  • Maintain all controlled document files and test records in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Monitor critical equipment and instrumentation to ensure proper operation and calibration.

  • Assist in the writing and updating inspection procedures, protocols and checklists.

  • Evaluate problems and make initial recommendations for possible corrective action to supervise.

  • Lead Quality improvement projects

  • Work with Production management and Quality Assurance to provide feedback of any defects or Vendor related quality issues.

  • Be in direct contact with Purchasing Agents and Vendors on all Quality related issues.

  • Keep accurate record of all items rejected to the bond room and process items for their return.

  • Perform all Technical testing of components and raw materials: Ash weight, Melt flow, Urethane testing, Shock test (globes), color opacity/color DE, Drain leak, Lid pull, and functionality.

  • Supports and maintains a safe workplace, including observing all safety rules.

  • Maintains department equipment in proper working conditions.

  • Ability to read and comprehend basic instructions presented in English.

  • All other projects and duties as assigned by management.


Training, Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Be able to use the equipment needed to perform all testing: Muffle furnace, Melt indexer, Color Spectrophotometer, Globe furnace, lid pull apparatus, urethane mixer.

  • Have working knowledge of all precise measurement tooling: Calipers, micrometers, Go, NOGO gages, pin gages, plug gages, microscopes, candle power, flow meter, etc.

  • General proficiency of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.

  • Experience in SAP QM module including but not limited to:

  • QE51N Quality work list- Entering in Data for the removal of quality inspections.

  • Q-Block Putting Quality Hold on product in Warehouse

  • Material Master- Finding specs used by purchasing.

  • Use Mini-tab for Basic Statistical Analysis

  • Control Charts

  • Capability Analysis

  • Pareto Charts

  • Descriptive Statistics

  • 2 Sample t

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities. However, this position interfaces daily with Coleman employees and contingent workforce employees.


  • Analytical - Collects and researches data.

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; Able to take the lead in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

  • Proficient knowledge and use of test equipment, gauges, dial indicators, micrometers, calipers, scales, engineering drawings, manufacturing records and work instructions.

  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; responds to request for service and assistance; meets commitments.

  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.

  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information.

  • Teamwork Able to Lead improvement teams, gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team sprit; puts success of team above own interest; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

  • Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance.

  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Ethics- Keeps commitments; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative task correctly and on time.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a variety of moving mechanical equipment, fumes and airborne particles. The employee may be exposed to risk of electrical shock. Employees may be exposed to temperature variations in the plant of 35 - 120 degree depending on the season. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • ASQ certify a plus

  • Optional valid forklift / cart license

  • Valid drivers license

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 walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, hear, and talk. The employee must lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

PPE - Personal Protective equipment:

  • Safety glasses where applicable

  • Hearing protection where applicable

  • Safety Shoes where applicable

  • Other protection required where applicable

Equal Employment Opportunity

We participate in E-Verify

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

COMPANY: The Coleman Company, Inc.

Requisition Id: 112282

Location: KS - Wichita