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Dublin, GA, US, 31021

Our company culture is built upon YKK’s philosophy called the CYCLE OF GOODNESS™.  We believe that providing value and being fair to our customers and our employees is what makes us a successful company in return.  Guided by our core values and fundamental behaviors, we strive to foster a caring company, committed employees and challenging work that benefits our employees, customers, and communities. We offer competitive compensation packages, training and advancement opportunities. YKK AP America provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package designed to provide the security they need to enjoy life at home and at work.  By providing a high level of benefit coverage at a reasonable cost to the employee, we hope to foster a long and productive employment relationship.


Summary:  This position is responsible for monitoring and maintaining Paint pre-treatment process and washer system, stages 1-5, and for monitoring paint finish to ensure that the internal and external standards have been established. This individual also performs internal workstation and systems audits in support of ISO 9001:2015 compliance.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Uses chemicals to analyze, stage 1 and 3 paint pre-treat tanks. Adds chemicals as required to meet the standards per this analysis.
  • Uses chemicals to analyze wastewater treatment effluent.
  • Records data for all test performed and distributes.
  • Uses instruments to analyze painted extrusions to meet AAMA 2005 standards.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Follows basic quality techniques, possibly including calibration or verification, to track, analyze, and report on materials, processes, and products to ensure they meet YKK’s quality standards.
  • Interprets engineering drawings, schematics, diagrams, or formulas and confers with leadership or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.
  • Selects materials, parts, or products for testing at specified stages in production process, and tests attributes such as dimensions, performance, and mechanical/electrical/chemical characteristics. Tests may be destructive or non-destructive.
  • Records and Evaluates test results, applies statistical methods, or enters data into computer for analysis, prepares graphs, and writes reports.
  • Validates results or indicates deviations from existing standards.
  • Recommends modifications to existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.
  • Performs internal audits as assigned to verify compliance to existing requirements and indicate potential risks or opportunities for improvement in relation to YKK, Industry, or ISO 9001 standards.



  • Action-Oriented – meets deadlines and goals in a timely manner.
  • Business Acumen – knowledgeable in current policies, practices, trends, and information affecting assigned areas/organization.
  • Command Skills – energized by challenges. Able and willing to provide guidance.
  • Timely Decision Making – makes decisions and acts after reasonable consideration of information in relation to requirements.
  • Fairness to Others – treats others equitably, listening to concerns and needs.
  • Listening – practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out.
  • Courage – provides current, direct, and complete feedback.





  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred background in Quality testing, inspection, or auditing within a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong problem solving and analytic skills (e.g., can conduct root cause analysis, make recommendations, and track results).
  • Strong written, oral, communication and presentation skills required (including comfort with Excel and PowerPoint) across many levels within the organization.
  • A sense of urgency to act and area ownership is required.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.


Employment with YKK AP America Inc. is conditioned upon successfully completing a negative drug test for the presence of illegal drugs. 

Nearest Major Market: Macon