• Quality
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Full Time

The Quality Technician works to drive improvement to take action and to prevent external non-conformances and sustain improvements by auditing and reporting results in a fast paced environment.


KOST USA is the largest family owned manufacturer, supplier and marketer of antifreeze and functional fluids in the United States.  Founded in 1985, we are headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.  We build both our customers and our own brands through high performance products and superior service, primarily in the automotive and heavy duty aftermarket, as well as in the Oil & Gas sector.


KOST USA is looking for a full time Quality Technician to join our growing organization. Seeking candidates with a career-oriented mentality, and the ability to grow.


All applicants must have a reliable means of transportation and the ability to work overtime.


Why you'll love working for Kost:

  • Competitive pay.
  • Growing company with room for growth and development.
  • Competitive benefits as well as PTO and 401k.
  • Family owned and operated (which is reflected in our diverse work culture).
  • Focused on building a team that challenges the status quo.


At KOST USA - It's more than business...it's personal.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for first case inspections. Act as an independent observer to assure correct packaging set up across 3 production lines 

Responsible for in-process packaging line inspections. Conduct one inspection each hour to assure there have been no changes since the first check approval and to assure the production team is capturing and documenting scrap data for daily analysis and reporting 

Daily collection of scrap/ line defect data for reporting % scrap and total quality performance of the production line 

Compile quality data into charts and graphs using Microsoft Excel 

Accurately compile statistical data within Microsoft Excel 

Define quality problems and report all issues with processes or product to management for analysis and disposition 

Responsible for inbound and outbound documented inspections. Inspect any supplier product that we have experienced quality issues in the past or need to verify Corrective Action. Conduct inspections of outbound product shipments to customers that may need Corrective Action verification 

Verify the effectiveness of all internal/ external Corrective Actions resulting from Non-Conformances and close out in business system 

Internal ISO Quality Management system auditor, create and revise quality documents as needed     

Other duties as assigned. 


Supervisory Responsibilities: 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Education and/or Experience:

High School diploma required.

Associates degree in Applied Science or an Industrial Science field a plus.  

2 years job experience in a Quality related role. 

Requires attention to detail, ability to work quickly and accurately, and the ability to follow directions carefully.


 Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook.


Equal opportunity employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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