Quality Assurance Inspector

Location: Newport News, VA Posted Date: December 8, 2017
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Employer Job Id: 3444 CareerMine Job Id: 1400066
Job Summary:

The Quality Assurance Inspector inspects materials and products such as fabricated components, castings, electrical and hydraulic components, miscellaneous structural components and raw materials, for conformance to specifications by performing the following duties.

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Absent undue hardship reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Inspects and tests parts, components, materials and finished products to determine conformance to established product requirements.
  • Perform receiving inspection, assembly in process audits and returned goods inspections.
  • Processes nonconforming product, and coordinates with various departments to get product to a state of conformance.
  • Performs routine product/process audits as directed


Core Competencies:
  • Team Spirit: Promotes communication and cooperation for the greater good of the company and the customer.
  • Customer Focus: Meets the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates honesty, fairness, and trustworthiness. Follows through on commitments and admits to mistakes.


Position Specific Competencies:
  • Job Skills: Applies the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) in the performance of essential job duties:
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as fractions and decimals. Ability to apply basic concepts of geometry related to angles, cylinders and planes.
    • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
    • Knowledge of MS Office software; Contact Management systems; Internet software.
    • Ability to interpret technical drawings and specifications.
    • Ability to use basic measuring devices such as calipers, micrometers or tape measures required.


General Competencies:
  • Safety: Promotes an incident free environment by complying with all company safety policies and procedures and participating in company safety trainings.
  • Communication: Organizes and expresses ideas and information clearly, using appropriate and efficient methods of conveying the information.
  • Self-Development & Initiative: Identifies personal strengths and weaknesses, and targets areas for self-development. Participates in educational opportunities. Takes initiative and works towards mastering tasks by developing new skills or enhancing existing skills. Looks for opportunities to take on more responsibility.
  • Task Achievement: Takes a proactive approach to anticipate and prevent problems. Breaks down problems and issues into components, and analyzes the costs, benefits, opportunities, and risks associated with each alternative solution. Works independently and in team settings to solve problems.
  • Dependability & Flexibility: Can be relied upon to handle a fair workload, meet deadlines and commitments, and accept responsibility for actions. Demonstrates an ability to work independently. Handles changes and responds to setbacks with minimal disruption.
  • Managing Multiple Priorities: Handles multiple assignments and priorities, while fulfilling all commitments. Accepts new responsibilities and adapts to changes in procedures.
  • Quality of Work: Demonstrates accuracy and quality in the quantity of work produced. Ensures that quality standards are met and all procedures are followed. Takes steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product.
  • Attendance: Consider number of unexcused absences from work and promptness in observing work time, breaks and quitting time.


Education and Experience:

A High School Diploma and a minimum 2 years of experience in manufacturing preferably performing inspections; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with electrical, hydraulic and fabricated materials.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, smell or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; perform overhead work; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job to include close, distance, color, peripheral and depth perception vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate except when in fabrication and assembly shop environment.

Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 1% of the time.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.

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