Job Summary

Inspection Technician

  • Location:
    Cherry Valley, Illinois
  • Salary:
    20 $ - 30 $ / Hour
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Inspection Technician
The Technician reports to an Operations Supervisor and may be responsible for a number of different job functions within a product line. (see specific inspections at the bottom of the requisition form)
Essential Functions
• Follow appropriate work instructions in order to successfully receive, clean, machine, assemble, join, treat, handle and test parts.
• Utilize computer programs, including web based systems, to enter part data, log time, and look up information in order to complete assigned work tasks.
• Apply inspection techniques, use inspection tools efficiently, verify the calibration/expiration dates of test equipment and write non-conformance reports (NCR's) when necessary.
Members may be expected to work in any of the functions below:
• Machining: Set up, operate, and maintain machines in an industrial setting.
• Special Processes: Heat treat, braze, and plate.
• Assembly: Assemble, install, align, adjust, and fit subassemblies and parts or auxiliary equipment using appropriate tools and equipment in an industrial setting.
• Test: Calibrate and test control fuel samples, maintain and validate test samples.
• Inspection: Utilize basic inspection equipment to verify hardware conformance to specification and drawing requirements.
• Support: Perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, stocking, shipping, washing, inspecting, buffing and polishing.
• Non-Destructive Testing (NDT): Achieve certification and perform tasks equivalent to an NAS 410 Level 1 in the applicable NDT method(s); penetrant, radioscopy, magnetic particle, and ultrasonic.
• Final Product Release: Achieve customer DQR certification. Access and complete customer forms via computer interface.
Other Functions
• Clean and organize immediate work area. Able to lead and organize 5S activities.
• Participate or lead continuous improvement activities
• Assist in scheduling work and product flow
• Work cooperatively with a positive attitude in a team environment across a variety of departments and shifts
• Provide coaching and general instruction to other team members
• May be selected to serve as a certified trainer
• Understands how to read and interpret charts and graphs
• Knowledge and the ability to use workplace tools including files, scrapers, air motors, media blasting machines and steam washers as well as a variety of basic hand tools (e.g., wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers, scrappers, box cutters).
• The ability to read and use micrometers, functional and cylindrical gauges, comparators, indicator setups and scales.
• The ability to read, interpret and use the information presented in drawings, diagrams and blueprints to determine appropriate activities, tools, and next steps in the production process.
• Knowledge of nonconformance procedures and processes when parts fail inspection. This includes knowledge of systems required to log and track failed inspections and associated documentation within area of responsibility.
• Intermediate knowledge of Six Sigma principles and lean manufacturing techniques/processes.
• Knowledge of machines and equipment functionality, and how tools could be used on such equipment/machines. This includes the ability to learn new systems quickly, understanding how parts relate, and how they impact system functionality.
• The ability to accurately provide the information requested on specific forms, reports, and logs. This includes the ability to see details, generate or transcribe appropriate words, numbers, letters, marks, labels, signs and symbols.
• The ability to define and diagnose problems. This includes recognizing minute inconsistencies/faults in parts.
• The ability to perform simple arithmetic computations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division correctly, using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.
• The ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and to follow work orders efficiently.
• Knowledge of how quality impacts the success of the organization including internal costs, costs to customers, costs of recalls and potential costs due to negative impacts on a company's reputation.
• The ability to properly handle, transport and dispose of hazardous waste within area of responsibility. This includes knowledge of standard operating procedures for handling hazardous materials and familiarity with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
• Intermediate mechanical aptitude.
• The ability to navigate in an on-line environment to locate documents.
• The ability to present information in front of a group of team members.
Education or Formal Training
• Associates, High school diploma or equivalent required.
• Successful completion of all company required training.
Experience Required
• Must have achieved and maintain certifications specified by product line.

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