1st Shift Quality Assurance Inspector
Brookings, SD 57006 US
- Inspect parts to determine compliance with customer's quality specification and company quality standards
- Submit samples of parts for quality testing
- Examine packaged box labels to verify accuracy of material lot & part number at start up
- Select parts for acceptable appearance tests at specified stages in production process, including press start up & line start up with consideration to size, color gouging, warp, flash, shorts, grease/oil, gates clipped flush with part edge, conformance to related parts, brittle testing, etc.
- Use various part sample standards found in the QA sample library, information in QA files, blueprints, or written specifications, and use historical documentation as comparison standards to ascertain quality of parts
- Identify & isolate non-conforming product
- Identify & retain pertinent samples in sample library for future reference
- Record inspection data, apply quality control standards & procedures, & review data in relation to previous shift records & follow up to resolve any questions
- Utilize all measuring instruments including caliper, pin gauges, height gauges, comparator, toolmaker's microscope, & CMM
- Communicate significant issues or developments identified during quality assurance activities to incoming shift QA employees, & inform QA Supervisor separately using approved means of communication (email, voicemail, whiteboard, etc.)
- Provide process improvement recommendations & offer opinions to QA Supervisor, Quality Manager, Production Manager, & Plant Manager
- Assist in inspecting purchased parts from outside vendors to determine acceptable quality parts while providing input in regard to the decision of accepting the parts
- Train new QA inspectors, share expertise & knowledge of quality standards, procedures, processes, & equipment usage
- Provide guidance, training, & positive feedback to inspectors, machine operators, & molding & process technicians
- Willingly schedule adjustments for overtime & absences, & respond to call-in requests during non- scheduled working days
- Associate's degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school, or 6 months to one year related experience
- Ability to read & interpret documents such as safety rules, operating & maintenance instructions, & procedure manuals
- Ability to write reports and speak effectively before groups of customers or other employees
- Ability to calculate figures & amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, & volume
- Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 lbs., frequently lift and/or move up to 25 lbs., and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
- Computer skills including Microsoft Office, NWA, Internet email, and Windows
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