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THE GATES CORPORATION Quality Technician in Newton, Iowa

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Quality Tech

Are you inspired by challenging the status quo? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that drive results? If so, Gates could be for you.

Gates is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. We push the boundaries of material science to engineer solutions that continually exceed customer expectations.

Let's simplify it, think belts and hoses. Found in motorcycles, conveyor belts, cars, tractors, blenders, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, and 3D printers just to name a few. Because why not do it all?


As an innovation leader, we look for ambitious, forward thinking, open-minded and well-rounded individuals to join our global team. Located in our Newton, IA office, you will be Quality Technician.

  • You'll collaborate with our global teams to ensure excellence in quality standards.
  • This is an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to our quality initiatives.
  • You'll manage a team focused on maintaining and improving quality standards.
  • Your objectives and goals will revolve around enhancing product quality.
  • Your fit in the organization will align with our commitment to quality excellence.
  • You'll support critical processes and objectives to drive quality improvement.
  • This position is vital to Gates because maintaining exceptional quality is at the core of our success.

Key responsibilities (to name a few):

  • Conduct audits, inspections, and tests to uphold quality standards, utilizing technical documents and data analysis.
  • Collaborate across cross-functional teams to drive quality improvements and error-proofing strategies.
  • Lead and participate in continuous improvement activities and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) processes.
  • Coordinate calibrations and testing while maintaining accurate data entry and reporting.
  • Interface with customers, suppliers, and internal stakeholders, effectively navigating various platforms.


  • Full-Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance and other voluntary benefit options: benefits begin on the first day of the month immediately following your date of hire
  • Eligible for 3 weeks of paid vacation + 11 holidays
  • 401(k): 3% company contribution and additional 3% company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Learn more about the benefits we provide at


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  • A minimum of five years of progressive experience in quality assurance.
  • A high school diploma or GED, with a preference for a college degree or professional certification.
  • Competency in reading, interpreting, and applying technical documents.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent software.
  • Strong computer skills for data entry and internet navigation.
  • Experience in team environments and leadership roles.
  • Analytical skills for data and problem analysis, as well as problem-solving.
  • Ability to adapt and provide coverage for various roles within the department.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without company sponsorship.


Founded in 1911 in Denver, Colorado, Gates is publicly traded on the NYSE. While we might operate in a vast amount of time zones we operate as 'One Gates' and have a common goal of pushing the boundaries of materials science. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers' diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.

While we expect the best, we also want to give you the best. That's why at Gates we provide an environment where people can succeed from our policy of 'Dress for your Day' (yes - that means you can wear jeans), health club reimbursement, to our ownership of your work/life balance and more. Visit

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At Gates, we believe that we are better together. Proximity has been important to our success over the years as there are critical items that are simply better when done together. One of those critical items is efficient collaboration. We cannot underestimate the power of informal conversations and connecting face-to-face with our coworkers.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands and fingers to work with objects, tools, or controls; and use office equipment including computers, telephones, and/or copiers/scanners. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Gates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law.



Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees.Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or any other protected class defined by state or local law.