Apprentice Position Logo- square-01Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is searching for a qualified student to serve as a Quality Engineering Apprentice for a company in Jefferson County.

Our client is seeking a qualified apprentice to improve quality and process control by implementing new equipment and procedures for measuring, recording and analyzing product and process data. The goal of the project will be to reduce process variation and improve part re-work rate from about 3% annually to less than 0.5% annually. Specifically the qualified candidate will:

  • Identify best practices, equipment and available technologies to measure, record and analyze, with minimal operator input, process control variables.
  • Champion procurement and manage installation of the best-fit solution.
  • Develop, implement and train employees on improved procedures.

Candidates are required to be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university with an expected graduation no later than May 2017, shall be pursuing a four-year degree in Quality, Engineering, or related technical field with completed coursework in Statistics; and ability to work at a Jefferson County facility approximately forty (40) hours per week while concurrently maintaining half-time or less student status.

Additionally, the ideal candidate shall have prior knowledge of statistical process control software, such as WinSPC, have excellent communication skills with the ability train and lead others, and be a responsible, mature, team-oriented individual with great attention to detail. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.

This opportunity is available April 2016 through approximately August 2016. Compensation will be a minimum of $12.00 per hour and depend on experience, knowledge and skills.

Resume and cover letter should highlight relevant coursework and experience for the position. Those who qualify can apply and submit resume online by February 5th, 2016 at or direct questions to Gretchen Reinard at

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