Quality Technician I – Houston, TX

Job Description

Why Work Here? “Family Oriented, Great Benefits, Unlimited Earning Potential”

About Vitracoat, Inc:

Vitracoat has been manufacturing quality industrial coatings for over 70 years and powder coatings for over 30 years.

At the core of the Vitracoat brand is a trusted family-owned international leader of quality powder coatings. Throughout the years Vitracoat has expanded operations across multiple continents and is ranked amongst the top powder coating manufacturers in the world. We are a company of over 1000 employees, with production capacities exceeding 80 million pounds per year. Our powder coatings can be found in everything from everyday objects to aerospace and beyond. With our North American Headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana and with offices across the western hemisphere we are available to offer the best service and delivery in the industry.

POSITION OBJECTIVE: The Quality Technician is responsible for evaluating product for acceptability to performance specifications and visual standards.



    • Store new color standards readings in spectrophotometer (X-Rite).
    • Follow procedures on how to store and handle physical Master Standards.
    • Evaluate product samples, from each stage of the process (Blending, Extrusion and Milling) in accordance with First Piece Report specifications.
    • Evaluate product samples for appearance defects like Contamination, Craters, etc.
    • Record findings from evaluation on proper documentation
    • If needed, assist in adjustments by weighing recommended adjustments as needed.
    • When possible, weigh all adjustments in the lab.
      • If adjustment is too large for the lab equipment, work with production weigher to make adjustments.
      • Add adjustments to vessel, notify production of new adjustments.
    • Conduct final approval of all batches.
    • File batch panels as required.
    • Create pre-ship panels as required by customers.
    • Ensure that a batch powder retain is save.
      • Label each retain.
      • Logs retain in Retain Log
      • Create retain box with labeling provided by QC/Production Assistant
    • Weight up confirmation shots prior to production as needed to verify formulas.
    • Maintain work area and equipment in good working conditions.
    • Other duties as required by supervisor.

     No supervisory responsibilities for this position.




    This individual will be expected to work in a group environment and as an individual contributor. He/she will be expected to use good judgment, and

    ethical decision-making abilities when executing the job responsibilities.


    Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.


    6.0 TRAVEL


    No travel requirement for this position


    • High School diploma is a must.
    • Organizational skills essential.
    • Spanish speaking is a plus.
    • Good verbal communication skills and the ability to work a part of a team or under direct supervision is essential.
    • Basic Microsoft Excel, and Word knowledge is required.



    The employee must be able to communicate clearly with others and must be physically able to stand, walk, reach, climb or balance, and kneel. The employee must be able to occasionally lift or move up to approximately 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position functions.


    9.0 LOCATION

    Houston, TX

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