Under the direction of the Sr. Quality Engineer the Quality Inspector is responsible to verify all processes are working correctly through periodic inspections of the product prior to shipping to the customer. If issues are detected in periodic inspections, it is the duty of the Quality Inspector to notify the Quality Manager, Production Supervisor and Engineering Manager. It is also the duty of the Quality Inspector to drive containment actions to ensure that the quality and integrity of the product shipping to our customers is maintained.
- Inspections: Complete all First Off inspections and periodic inspections at intervals defined by the Control Plan/work instructions for production, service and pass-through products
- Production= Parts sent to customer assembly plants (Including new launch)
- Service= Parts sent to customer warehouses for dealership/replacement orders.
- Pass-through: Parts which are manufactured by a sub-supplier, stored in our warehouse and then shipped to a customer for (Production & Service)
- Non-Conforming Material: Responsible for identifying, labeling, and isolating non-conforming material per the nonconforming material process
- Labeling: Verify correct part label/finished goods label for every finished goods tote, rack or box shipping to the customer for production, service & pass-through
- Containment Activities: Organize/Oversee sorts related to customer or internal concerns. Train all personnel performing a sort, collect all sort data and provide feedback to Quality, Production and Engineering on sort findings
- Quality Alerts: Train all Manufacturing operators and Supervisors (all affected personnel) on Quality Alerts. Provide completed training documents to the responsible Quality Engineer. Ensure the intent of the Quality Alert is understood and verify required actions are in place. Work with Quality Engineers for clarification of requirements where needed. Ensure all Quality Alerts are up to date, current and posted at the point of use
- Determine Acceptance Criteria: The Quality Inspector should consult with the Production Supervisor, Quality Engineer and Process Technician as appropriate to make a decision to accept/reject product. In the absence of the Quality Engineer, the Quality Inspector has the authority to determine the acceptability of a part based on the documented requirements for the program, visual aids and knowledge of part history. When a decision is made, a sample part should be saved and provided to the Quality Engineer to make a new boundary sample. If a decision cannot be made, it is the responsibility of the Quality Inspector to elevate the issue to the Quality Manager. The Quality Manager will consult with the Production Manager and Engineering Manager to make a final determination and feedback to the team
- Root Cause and Corrective Action: The Quality Inspector will assist the team to drive Root Cause evaluation and permanent corrective actions
- Communicate: It is the responsibility of the Quality Inspector to communicate any and all quality, reliability or system concerns up the chain of command to drive resolution. This includes reporting all findings from sorts, first off/periodic inspections, quality audits, general observation, etc.
- Must have knowledge of customer specifications and requirements
- Must have knowledge of applicable measurement systems
- Must be able to understand and use various check fixtures
- Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas (5S)
- Follow all clean up and housekeeping procedures (5S) i.e. production floor, shipping & receiving office and warehouse as needed
- Ability to communicate and understand verbal and written instructions in English
- Perform other duties as assigned or required
Specific Knowledge, Skills, Licenses, Certifications, Etc:
- Must possess a High School Diploma/GED
- Minimum of one-year experience in Quality
- Must have good organizational skills and excellent verbal and written skills
- Must be able to determine good quality products versus non-conforming
- Strong computer skills and Beginner/Intermediate level of Microsoft Excel
- Beginner/Intermediate level of experience with Quality Tools and Concepts (5S, 8D, Gage R&R, etc.)
- Must be willing to attend training sessions when necessary
- Must be able to do basic mathematics
- Must be able to work overtime
- Must be able to lift and move objects up to 35 pounds
- Must be able to walk, stand, sit, and bend in both an office and manufacturing environment
- Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus to work.