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Quality Technician  

About the Organization Suburban Manufacturing Group is a diversified industrial equipment and textiles manufacturer. We are best known for our three brands within fluid power: Tsunami Compressed Air Solutions, LubeMinder Automatic Oil & Grease Systems and Python Protective Sleeves + Covers. What started as a small contract machining company in central Minnesota, has quickly turned into a large enterprise serving multiple industries across the globe.

Based in Monticello, Minnesota our 45,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility (soon to be 60,000) was built to suit the demands of our standard products and custom part orders. Our build-to-order system enables us to meet any custom solution your business may require. We are a proud American manufacturer.  

Job Title:    Quality Technician                                    Department: Quality

FLSA Status:       Nonexempt                                      Salary Level: $18-$22 / hour

Reports to: Quality Manager                                        Effective Date: 5/21/2024

With over 40 years of experience, Suburban Manufacturing Group is shaping the future of fluid power performance by listening to our customers, learning about their challenges, and solving problems. Our relentless approach to innovation and a “work-hard, play-hard” culture, lead to bulletproof products that provide equipment and people the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential.


Job Summary:

The Quality Technician plays a tremendous role in ensuring the products produced conform to set company safety and quality standards. They are responsible for inspecting, testing, dispositioning of products and overseeing operations to ensure the prevention of unsatisfactory products moving forward.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings and process instructions within a professional manufacturing environment.
  • Reviewing prints and specifications to compare to produced goods
  • Audit samples using industry-appropriate methods, such as comparing to standards, measuring dimensions using approved methods
  • Audit various process characteristics per specification plans, may include but is not limited to: Receiving inspection of components or raw materials, WIP, Quarantined inventory, Re-worked components or assemblies, Finished goods audits.
  • Discuss inspection results when necessary with process operators

Understand/Adhere and Train to the processes compliant with the Quality Management Systems and ISO 9001:2015.

  • Support/Train production on processes/use of gages needed to complete job competencies
  • Make recommendations for process improvements (PIF’s)
  • Back up/Train in other quality processes/competencies including disposition of non-conforming parts/customer returns
  • Recording inspection results by completing reports, summarizing re-works and wastes and inputting data into quality database. May include but not limited to; Calibration input, PPAP results, FAIR’s, and SPC data collection/input


Standard Responsibilities:

  • Update documentation, including electronic systems, with accurate, real-time, appropriate information according to established practices and procedures.
  • Represent the company in a professional manner with both internal and external customers.
  • Participate in all appropriate meetings, in-person, on-site, or remote, as defined.
  • Routinely share feedback, solutions, and ideas, including identification of training needs.
  • Execute job responsibilities in accordance with established procedures, policies, and practices as trained.
  • Demonstrate values in work behaviors and actions.
    • Curiosity: Explore new ideas and consider fresh perspectives in order to challenge the status quo. Drive continuous learning and improvement in everything we do.
    • Can Do Attitude: Have the confidence and ingenuity to meet the needs of the customer and employees. Foster a culture that understands the value of agility, embraces creativity and innovations, and takes action to face the inevitability of change head on.
    • Commitment: Understand that our success begins with doing whatever we can to help the people around us succeed and in being fully engaged in the needs of our customers and employees.  We honor our obligations to quality, delivery and service without compromising on safety.
    • Craftsmanship: Exceed expectations. Where passion and technology combine with skill and diligence to produce break-through results and bullet-proof products for the customers, projects and industries we service.
    • Collaboration:  Create dynamic teams, where employees emphasize the higher purpose over self and define success collectively.


Knowledge, Skills or Abilities (KSA’s):

  • Ability to work alone with minimal Supervisor/Lead support
  • Skilled in analytical and problem-solving
  • Self-Starter
  • Positive attitude
  • Teamwork mentality
  • Assisting in the development of test methods and inspection plans
  • Ability to influence others to follow procedures, rules and written instructions
  • Skilled in training production team on quality control measures
  • Skilled in verbal and written communication
  • Meticulously detail oriented
  • Knowledge of basic math and computer skills
  • Updating job knowledge by engaging in educational opportunities and regular training
Position Requirements


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2 – 4 years manufacturing and or quality support experience
  • Proficient in using inspection measuring equipment
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • ERP manufacturing experience



Suburban Manufacturing Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and an Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, national origin, gender, sexual identity, age, status in regards to disability, and military status, or any other applicable legally protected characteristic. We celebrate and encourage diversity in our workplace.

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Open Date 5/22/2024  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Location Suburban Manufacturing Group  

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