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Lead Quality Inspector - 12 hour rotating day shift

Req ID: J2270076

  • Location
    Gurnee, Illinois, United States of America
  • Category Quality Group
  • Posted Friday, June 18, 2021
  • Time Type Full time

Job Description

Now Offering: $500 Sign-On Bonus!

Position Summary

Responsible for completing in-process dimensional measurements at various stages of the production process to maintain quality and reliability of products in accordance with required quality plans. Use various measuring devices to ensure compliance with specifications. Accepts, rejects, or reworks defective or malfunctioning parts. Work with Quality Manager, Quality Supervisor, Production Supervisor and other Inspectors as well as manufacturing personnel to maintain quality conformance on all parts. Point of contact on each shift for product defects and issues. Assists Quality Engineers with product defect investigations as needed. May perform visual, dimensional, mechanical, precision mechanical, functional, or electrical inspection of parts, assemblies or final product in all stages of the production process (incoming, in-process and final inspection).

Key Responsibilities -  Essential Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Under general supervision, performs visual, mechanical, dimensional or functional inspection of raw materials, parts, assemblies or final product in the production & assembly process.
  • Performs inspection tasks involving the use of a wide variety of test instruments, precision measuring devices and electronic equipment to ensure compliance of parts and product with established specifications.
  • Works from written and verbal instructions, procedures, blueprints, diagrams, statistical processes, or other control procedures. Select products for inspection at specified stages in production process, and performs visual inspection for variety of defects such as splay, contamination, gross flash, non-fills, short shots, color variation, voids and grease/oil.  Verifies packaging quality and integrity.
  • Dimensionally inspects product for conformance to specification using standard measuring devices such as micrometers, scales, fixtures, calipers, dial indicators, comparators, oscilloscopes, fixed gauges, drop indicator, CMM, AVANT, multi meters, component testers and various surface plate set-ups.
  • Assist in training new and existing employees.
  • Assist inspectors as first point of contact for defects and issues.
  • Assist Quality Engineers with follow up on the execution of NCMR, CAPA(Corrective Action and Preventive Action) investigations as needed.
  • Initiates nonconforming material reports (NCMR's), performs back audits and rework.
  • Identifies workmanship and material defects. Determines acceptability, and identifies and recommends disposition of defective items in accordance with established procedures, referring only exception cases to the Quality Supervisor.
  • Record all start up in-process inspection results and maintain ongoing verbal and written communications with other inspectors, packers, operators, molding technicians, and supervisors to ensure product quality.
  • Maintains required documentation and records. Responsible for process documentation verification (cycle checklists, lot change summary, line clearance, etc.).
  • Notify appropriate plant employees and request technical support when appropriate.
  • Conducts, documents, and reports on process audits of assembly/molding processes including cart audits and warehouse audits.
  • May be asked to handle requests such as process capability studies, first article inspections, protocols, validations, collecting and sorting product sample requests and other special inspections.
  • Supports all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position.

Job Specifications:

  • High School degree or GED certificate and 2 years of experience in quality, injection molding, precision metrology, machine shop operations or similar industry/environment.
  • Moderate physical effort involving lifting of boxes.
  • Must have visual acuity of at least corrected 20/40 near vision with both eyes. May have mild deficiency or better in color vision.
  • Ability to read and write English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Requires use of simple arithmetic (addition, multiplication, calculate averages), fixed and adjustable measuring instruments, simple use of charts, maintaining and understand records.

Accessibility Accommodation

If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access site as a result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by sending an e-mail to or by calling 1.727.803.7515 with the nature of your request and contact information. Please do not direct any other general employment related questions to this e-mail or phone number. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address and/or phone number.

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