• Quality Assurance (QA) Associate Trainee

    Posted: 01/05/2022

    Milwaukee Valve Company is looking for a 2nd Shift Quality Assurance (QA) Associate Trainee to join our Prairie Du Sac, WI team in Department 055. This position has a hourly starting wage of $19.97, plus an additional 3.5% shift premium.

    *This position is eligible for a $2,000 sign-on bonus. The first half ($1,000) is payable after successful completion of the orientation period and the second half ($1,000) is payable after one year of employment.*

    The regularly scheduled hours for this position are 2:30PM - 11:00PM, Monday through Friday. Overtime may become a possibility or even required. When working overtime, the regularly scheduled shift is adjusted by 1-2 hours at either the beginning or end of the regularly scheduled shift. Overtime may also be requested or mandatory on Saturday as well.


    Established in 1901, Milwaukee Valve manufactures valves for a variety of industries including Industrial, Commercial, Fire Protection, Marine and the dry bulk hauling industries. Our products have been installed on every U.S. Navy ship built for the last 50 years.

    Our heritage, our people, and our passion is to be the best, and Milwaukee Valve is proud of its engineering excellence and its employees who take pride and dedication in their work. In return, Milwaukee Valve offers an excellent benefit package, competitive wages, and promotional opportunities including Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance options, Flex Spending, 401K with employer match, tuition assistance, paid time off, and shift premiums. For more information please visit:

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    Summary The QA Associate Trainee is responsible for performing the necessary inspection of work in assigned area and maintenance of quality records. Any irregularities are reported to Supervision or other appropriate areas. May be requested to perform additional duties in other QA areas.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities to which competency will be measured include the following:

    • Inspection of work in assigned area.
    • Basic knowledge of reading blueprints.
    • Basic knowledge of using micrometers, calipers, and fixed gages.
    • Basic knowledge of ERP system and Microsoft Office.
    • Maintain cleanliness of work area in a prescribed manner.
    • Good communication and problem solving skills.

    Other duties may be assigned

    Additional Requirements - To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following requirements and competencies:

    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

    Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

    Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.

    Qualifications - 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.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to read J1 letters on the Standard Jaeger's Test chart (or equivalent type test) for near vision. One or both eyes must meet this requirement. Individuals must be able to distinguish between colors. Eye exams are required on an annual basis.

    Education and/or Experience - High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Language Skills - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other 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, ratio, 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 form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    Other Skills and Abilities - Requires extreme attention to detail.

    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 stand. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

    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.

    Milwaukee Valve is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in any employment decision because of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, perceived disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or genetic information or on the basis of any other status protected by applicable federal or local laws.