Quality Assurance Technician

Ocala FL The AMES Companies


We have amazing Benefits! Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Wellness, 401K, Holidays Employee Assistance Program, Vacation Days, Disability, Employee Stock Option Plan.


The AMES Companies, headquartered in Lake Nona-Orlando, FL has a rich history of American manufacturing. The AMES story goes back to 1774, when Captain John Ames began making America's first shovels. AMES® brand is the third oldest consumer brand in the country, and its tools have helped build America, for more than two hundred years. AMES products have built Revolutionary War ramparts, connected the nation via the Transcontinental Railroad, dug for gold, gone on expeditions to Antarctica, carved Mount Rushmore, and installed the Statue of Liberty. And just like America, we are still working every day to build the next great wonder.

Our business lines include Home Organization, Lawn and Garden Tools, Outdoor Living, and Cleaning Tools, with leading global brands sold to homeowners and professionals involved in new construction, remodeling, and maintenance activities.

Our leading brands include ClosetMaid®, AMES®, True Temper®, Razor-Back®, Jackson®, Southern Patio® and Harper®

We are a business unit of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF)


This is an onsite position, working Monday and Friday, in-office at our Ocala, Florida manufacturing and distribution facility. Regular daily schedule is 6:00AM to 2:30PM.


As a Quality Assurance Technician, your main responsibility is to ensure that products meet established quality standards before they reach customers. This involves conducting tests and inspections, documenting findings, maintaining equipment, and collaborating with various teams to address any quality issues. Your role is essential in upholding product quality and maintaining customer satisfaction. Coordinates activities involved with the inspection of incoming purchased raw materials and goods as well as PFG items by performing the following duties.


  • Responsible for the maintenance of Product specifications and drawings held by the Quality Assurance Department.
  • Ensures that specifications and drawings used by QA inspectors are of current revisions as noted in Windchill.
  • Maintains an inspection results database. Produces reports related to incoming product acceptance and supplier performance.
  • Issues Material Rejection Notices and follows up on corrective actions and disposition of all nonconforming products.
  • Maintain a gage calibration program in accordance with the ISO 9001 standard.
  • Develops check gages as required to verify conformance to specifications of products manufactured or used by ClosetMaid.
  • Schedules and performs Dock Audits to evaluate the quality of goods in the Warehouse. Prepares reports of audit results.
  • Evaluates request for deviation from suppliers.
  • Prepares, signs and submits material inspection reports to include both rejected (non-conforming) and product deviations.
  • Maintains written inventory of tools assigned to the Quality Assurance Department. Tools to be kept secured and in good working order.
  • Coordinates internal quality audits and follows up on corrective actions.
  • Maintain Quality Assurance quarantine and storage area in good order.
  • Provide quality-related training for manufacturing employees using policies, procedures, and work instructions.


  • Associate's Degree or relevant Technical Certification
  • Minimum 2 year's experience in a Quality Assurance role for tangible products, preferably similar to our ClosetMaid products.
  • MS Office experience, well versed with spreadsheets, presentations, email communications, and MS Teams.
  • ERP, WMS, Product Configuration systems experience
  • To excel in this role, an administrative assistant needs strong organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently.
  • Must have the ability to work in a team environment and maintain regular attendance.
  • Must be able to work overtime as business need dictate.
  • Some travel may be required.

Physical demands

This position is located primarily in an office environment. At times the associate is required to sit for long periods of time.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate may need the ability to lift and carry loads up to 30 pounds.

Upon occasion, the associate may be exposed to a manufacturing environment and required to wear personal protective equipment.


The AMES Companies will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. The Company does not currently sponsor immigration visas for this role.


The AMES Companies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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