Quality Specialist


As an international group, PALFINGER offers its customers around the world hydraulic lifting solutions at the interfaces of the transport chain. At the moment PALFINGER operates business in 16 sectors: loader cranes, EPSILON timber and recycling cranes, marine cranes, davit systems, winches and offshore equipment, offshore cranes, boats, wind cranes, hooklifts, access platforms, tail lifts, passenger lifts, mobile cranes, truck bodies, railway systems, and truck mounted forklifts as well as attachments and equipment for increasing crane efficiency.

As a member of the PALFINGER North America Region (, we continuously pursue our vision of being the preferred provider of truck equipment throughout North and Latin America. If you like contributing your talents, being rewarded for strong performance and enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishment, then we think you have found the right place to come and build a future. It is our belief that you will join a company with a strong heritage and more importantly, a strong future.


Position Objectives:

Support Quality Assurance processes through audits; documentation of non-conformances; prioritizing and implementing assigned improvement projects; practicing document control; communicating quality concerns to managers, peers, production workers, and suppliers; using, managing, and calibrating precision measuring instruments; and coordinating the actions of Quality Inspectors.

Your Tasks

Key Responsibilities:

  • Confirm and communicate supplier non-conformances to Quality Manager and to supplier. This includes writing NCRs and using software systems (e.g. supplier portal, NCR database) to record the details of nonconforming parts.
  • Audit quality inspection processes and communicate noncompliance to Quality Manager and production supervisors.
  • Create and maintain records of product defects and corrective/preventative actions taken.
  • Create training materials for operations and inspection procedures as directed by the Quality Manager.
  • Create, update, and control inspection forms and other documentation necessary for Quality functions. Assist in life-cycle management of records from creation to storage to destruction.
  • Participate in corrective action discussions as necessary. Recommend changes to operational or inspection procedures.
  • Coordinate actions of Quality Inspectors at the direction of or in the absence of the Quality Manger.
  • Conduct mid-range tactic and strategic projects at the direction of the Quality Manager.

Your Qualification

Skills and Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years manufacturing or construction experience
  • Minimum 3 years in a quality control-related position
  • Minimum 1 year supervisory experience
  • Experience in Microsoft Office
  • Must have the ability to work with hands, stand, walk, kneel, stoop
  • Experience with photography and editing
  • SAP or other ERP programs experience is helpful.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team-orientation is a must
  • Analytical skills
  • Time management
  • Experience in quality control techniques and procedures

Nicholle Haner

HR Generalist
Omaha Standard Palfinger
3501 South 11th Street | 51501 Council Bluffs, IA | United States

Council Bluffs (IA)

3501 South 11th Street Council Bluffs, IA | 51501
United States