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GPC - Genuine Parts Company Part Time - Quality Technician in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

If you are looking for a position with starting pay at $20.50/hr, progressive raises for the first 36 months, raises that take place every 6 months, a potential to make $50K plus annually after 3 years, then Motion Industries is your answer.

Motion is seeking a self-motivated, detailed-oriented person to serve as a part time Technical Services/Quality Technician under the direction of the Technical Services Manager. This position is responsible for evaluating returned products, obtaining prints for orders, creating CAD files, and documenting results of material reviews.

To be successful in this role, the part time Technical Services/Quality Technician should demonstrate a sound understand of engineering terminology and be able to work well in a team. Outstanding Technical Services/Quality Technicians are self-starters with an insatiable curiosity, superb work ethic, and strong interpersonal skills. Motion offers an excellent benefits package which includes options for healthcare coverage, 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick, and holiday pay.


  • Learn Apache products, processes, and customer expectations to make solid decisions concerning product acceptance.

  • Evaluate returned products, determine and document failure causes, advise credit and material disposition.

  • Document and communicate results of inspections, audits, material reviews, and investigations.

  • Obtain or create CAD files and prints required for orders.

  • Maintain and update Apache print log.

  • Assist with belt and hose testing as needed to verify product conformance to agreed standards.


  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Strong customer service skills and time management.

  • Ability to collaborate and remain calm and professional in a fast-paced environment.

  • Superb writing and presentation skills.

  • A willingness to learn and work overtime when required.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, work instructions, quality procedures, work orders, and engineering prints.

  • Ability to use measurement devices and test equipment to verify product throughout all stages of production.

  • Experience with manufacturing software; AutoCAD, and ERP systems.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PP, Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Quality Management Systems, ISO 9000, process improvement, and warehouse methods.

  • Must be able to lift heavy packages (maximum 75 lbs.), standing or walking much of the day, bending over and kneeling, climbing stairs, and pushing or pulling product.

    Education and/or Experience

  • Associates degree in related field or five years’ experience in manufacturing/quality assurance environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.