Welcome to the WAGNER world!

With more than 1,600 employees at 16 locations and in 13 countries we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. We bring colour, protection and functions to surfaces. Our customers are industrial enterprises, crafts enterprises and do-it-yourselfers. The enthusiasm for perfect surfaces unites us. We are not simply looking for employees. We are looking for people who share our enthusiasm.

Quality Technician III

Otsego, MN, US, 55330



Thank you for your interest in Wagner. We always have our eyes open for talented people who want to learn, grow and expand their capabilities with Wagner.

Wagner is small enough that you matter and large enough for you to make a difference.

Wagner Spray Tech believes that people represent a company's most important asset. At Wagner, we strive to create an organization where everyone participates and efforts are focused toward continuous improvement. These improvements are driven by dedication, teamwork, and the innovation of the Wagner family.

Our company participates in the US government's E-Verify process. In addition, all offers of employment are contingent on a drug test and background check.



Our benefit package includes:


Position Objective:

Assist in daily activities of Quality Technicians with the goal of utilizing these resources proactively in assessing internal processes (process auditing and reporting) as opposed to solely verifying dimensional and or physical conformance.


  • Provides guidance and training on process auditing and process validation techniques as well as Wagner practices and procedures to Quality Technicians.
  • Performs auditing and process validation on a variety of manufacturing processes.
  • Prepares first article inspection reports on a variety of parts including “tight tolerance” critical components using precision measurement and test equipment.
  • Process audits are used by management and quality engineers to assess production readiness and process capability.
  • First Article Inspection
  • Reports are used by Quality and Engineering to determine approval of production for both in-house and supplier components and/or assemblies.
  • Develops software programs for CMM inspection of components.
  • Administers the Company’s calibration program, including equipment in our Intertek certified satellite test lab where the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard apply.
  • Performs calibrations of a variety of precision inspection and test equipment.
  • Assist in development of calibration procedures for equipment calibrated in-house.
  • Prepares, monitors and maintains records of calibrations to comply with ISO 9001 quality system requirements. This includes a computerized system which contains equipment serialization, calibration dates, reference to methods, resources and results of calibrations.
  • Suggests equipment needs for inspection and testing.
  • Assists in preparing justifications for Capital investments and expense P.O.’s for the purchase of inspection and test equipment.
  • Investigate component/assembly quality issues found to be evident in production processes.
  • Generate reports summarizing inspection and calibration activity.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Desirable to have certificates in Precision Measurement and Gauging, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance, ISO 17925 for calibration.
  • ASQ Certified Mechanical Inspector certification is also desirable.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an inspection function utilizing precision measurement and test equipment.
  • Familiar with the application of sampling plans such as ANSI/ASQ Z1.9.


  • SAP and PC software such as Word, Excel and Access are required at an intermediate level. 
  • Basic understanding of statistical data analysis.
  • Working knowledge of analytical/scientific software to include CMM and PCDMIS
  • Position requires above averaged math skills including the knowledge of some trigonometry.
  • Knowledge of and use of metallurgical analysis equipment.
  • Must possess excellent critical thinking and judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Tool used in this occupation include: force gauges, torque testers, absorbance spectrophotometers, fluorescence spectrophotometry, bolt tension meters, tension meters, coating thickness gauges, sonic testers, ultrasonic flaw detectors, and ultrasonic thickness gauges.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis