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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  HSEQ

Dundalk, IE

Quality Technician

As pioneers and global leader, Hiab is ambitious to write forward our success story, inspiring and shaping our industry. The world in which we operate with our class-leading products, intelligent services and innovative digital solutions is constantly changing.


Together, we keep everyday life moving to build a better tomorrow.


Purpose of the position


We are seeking an experienced Quality Technician to join Hiab's team in Dundalk. The role will involve carrying  out material inspection duties to ensure evidence based decision making on critical material supply. Supporting  the Quality team in improving supplier performance for nonconforming material. Supporting development of product and process quality. The  new Quality Technician will be the leading voice of customer quality within the assigned value stream. The vacancy if full time and with a permanent contract. 

Main tasks and responsibilities



●    Ensure that all operations carried out are completed in a safe and effective manner.
●    Be proactive with own Health & Safety and that of others around them.

●    Carry out incoming material (PPAP / QAP / ECO) inspections as required.
●    Document all inspection activity with full traceability of inputs and decision-making.
●    Support root cause analysis and corrective action of supplier, internal & customer quality issues as required.
●    Approve and follow up of In-house technical claims to supply base.
●    Act as the quality lead for assigned value stream(s).
●    Support the continuous improvement of the Integrated Management System (IMS).



●    Ensure timely delivery of inspection tasks.
●    Conduct internal QEHS and 6S audits as required and close out corrective actions.
●    Update daily SQDIP boards with quality metrics.



●    Raise NC claims on suppliers in a timely manner and ensure MRB meetings carried out as required.
●    Ensure material is promptly transacted to the correct warehouse(s) and discrepancies resolved to maintain inventory accuracy.
●    Support Quality warehouse cycle counts and value confirmation.



●    Ensure inspection material is scheduled ant prioritised as appropriate.
●    Follow up of internal quality defects and coordination of corrective actions accordingly (A3, 8D).



●    Support the Value Stream teams and SQDIP model in day-to-day activities to ensure compliance to Quality & Schedule requirements.
●    Bring to life each day our HIAB values and demonstrate these behaviours on an ongoing basis.

What you’ll need to succeed



●    Relevant third qualification (preferably in a mechanical discipline) or significant relevant experience in a similar role.


●    Minimum three years’ experience in a quality engineering function with strong experience from a mechanical industry and assembly operations perspective.


●    Significant experience in the use of inspection measuring tools e.g. Measurement arm (CMM), Height gauge, Vernier, Micrometre etc.
●    Clear understanding of technical drawings.
●    Strong technical understanding of manufactured products and functionality.
●    Confident Microsoft office or Google suite user.


In addition, the following would be of distinct advantage:

●    Previous experience with load handling / hydraulic machinery.
●    Experience in the use of Quality Tools e.g. Isihikawa, Histogram, Pareto etc.
●    A working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, Statistical Analysis, Quality problem solving and continuous improvement techniques.
●    Good understanding of ISO QEHS Management system standards (9001 / 14001 / 45001)
●    Good communication and co-operations skills with internal and external parties.
●    Proactive and data driven.
●    Analytical approach  and strong attention to detail.

You will be part of


We offer you a position in a global organisation where you are challenged with interesting and diverse tasks. These tasks will provide a great opportunity for you to grow professionally.

Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application now. We are looking forward to meeting you.


Hiab is part of Cargotec

Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab's more than 3,300 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers' businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.


Hiab's offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO fabrands. Hiab's ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers.


Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.