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Terex Corporation Quality Technician - 1st Shift in Watertown, South Dakota

Position Overview

This team does final inspection or testing of produced goods, parts, units, equipment, or materials to determine compliance with stated quality standards or specifications, prior to release. They develop and administer testing procedures meant to verify quality or compliance of completed products. They ensure that quality testing is conducted on a sample size large enough to be considered statistically representative of all goods produced. They perform audits to ensure standards of quality are maintained. They accurately document the results of the inspections and testing. They recommend testing at various stages of the production process, to identify non-compliant items or batches as soon as possible and reduce waste.


  • Safe and positive approach to daily standard work.

  • Proficient in blueprint interpretation, and installation drawings.

  • Understanding of precision measuring equipment and applications.

  • Experienced with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Basic understanding of iPads/digital applications.

  • Highly proficient in communicating problems and solutions to their supervisor, internal and external customers, and with other departments and plants.

  • Must be familiar with weld inspection method used by Terex Utilities at the various facilities.

  • Ability to investigate problems, determine root cause, and suggest or implement effective solutions.

  • Must have a desire to make a difference, make long-term changes to Terex Utilities Quality.

  • Ability to train the Terex Utilities team on Quality Standards and Customer Requirements.

  • Perform Audits/Inspections at specified Quality gates.

  • Other Job duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years experience in Assembly/Installation, Testing, or Inspection.

Physical Requirements of the Job

Physical requirements of the job are classified as medium to heavy. Physical demand requirements are in excess of light work. Medium to heavy work is defined as:

  • 10 to 40 pounds of force frequently, may include pushing, pulling and lifting

  • 40 to 100 pounds of force occasionally with assistance of machinery or others to move objects

  • Ability to stand on concrete for 10+ hours per shift

  • Ability to access the truck, above, below and all around the truck along with getting into the basket and functioning the unit

Specific Competencies

  • Possess good mechanical aptitude

  • Effectively communicate with all team members

  • Function as a team member and contribute to group goals while maintaining a positive attitude.

  • Work independently with minimum supervision in a responsible manner

  • Recognize potential safety hazards and take appropriate actions to minimize risks

  • Maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information

  • Demonstrate acceptable attendance for company standard; provides adequate notification; aware of impact on organization

  • Take initiative to recognize areas of opportunity and resolve with appropriate action

  • Identify problems, works towards root cause elimination utilizing appropriate problem solving methods

  • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills

  • Offer assistance and helps others where needed, backs up others

  • Willingness to be flexible to learn new skills based on the need of the company

  • Consistently performs to Takt Time or quoted, and meets established metrics by performing quality work in accordance to SOPs for the area with minimal errors

  • Work to improve processes within their work area – uses appropriate tools to find and eliminate waste and to reduce overall business costs

  • Continuously search for new and better ways of doing things; challenges the status quo and sets stretch goals; works across boundaries to achieve common goals; strives to continuously improve oneself

Terex Overview:

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!

Additional Information:

It is the policy of the company to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.

The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.

Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V It is the policy of Terex to attract and retain the best qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal and external candidates based on work-related factors and to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Terex will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Terex will provide reasonable accommodations when requested to enable completion of the on-line employment inquiry form, or, if desired, an alternative method of inquiry. If you need reasonable accommodation, please email for assistance.