QA Incoming Inspector (Lowell, US)

Scheidt & Bachmann
  • Central Administration, US

The QA Incoming Inspector is the first line of defense against defective and inferior materials that can impact the quality of product. The Inspector sets the tone for the level of quality that follows as the materials are incorporated into product on the production line. He/she models the tolerances S&B follow when manufacturing S&B products and presenting them to customers for inspection.

Essential Job Functions

Inspect Incoming Materials

  • Performs tasks to test and products or systems


  • Follows drawings and prints
  • Interprets, measures and verifies mechanical dimensions and tolerances using standard measuring tools and equipment
  • Selects and/or interprets correct sampling plan requirements
  • Performs complex mechanical inspections using hand held equipment and Coordinate Measuring Machine and/or Vision Inspection systems
  • Generates Discrepancy Reports to detail the discrepancies that warrant rejection
  • Fills out test documents as required
  • Determines when trends are present in the inspection of product and notify supervisor of trends
  • Uses basic hand tools and measuring equipment such as calipers
  • Uses computer skills such as MS Word, & Excel, etc.

Maintains Manufacturing Work Flow

  • Follows policies and procedures; reports needed changes
  • Documents labor hours, job/product information as required
  • Packs and unpacks production materials and equipment as required

Maintains Safe and Healthy Work Environment 

  • Follows organization standards and legal regulations
  • ISO procedures, Quality Policies and Procedures and OSHA guidelines and regulations

Contributes to Team Effort 

  • Establishes and maintains a cooperative and effective working relationship with others
  • Explains metrology functions and inspection techniques and other QA activities to other employees as needed
  • Welcomes new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to add value to the organization; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed

Job Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Action – takes initiative to resolve problems based on previous experience; communicates issues and progress pro-actively
  • Attention-to-Detail- is inclined to focus on the particulars of the task at hand and to ensure that the fine points of the duties are handled thoroughly
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Thinks strategically about the larger organization
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person the alternate plan.
  • Communications - Effective interpersonal skills, intercultural communications and presentation skills including customer service skills and organizational skills
  • Travel - This position requires travel to customer and non-customer sites up to 15%). Must have a valid driver’s license in state of residency.

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma with electronics training and service experience is desirable
  • 7+ years’ experience in manufacturing environment.
  • Able to use basic hand tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, crimpers and strippers
  • Must be able to grasp specialized testing and hardware assembly techniques
  • Experience with Microsoft Access
  • Should have working knowledge of precision assembly alignment, measurement, torque, etc.); working knowledge of simple inspection equipment a plus

Physical Requirements

  • 50% sedentary and 50% walking/standing/bending/squatting/climbing/kneeling/crouching to inspect equipment and parts
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. individually and two-person lift of up to 100 lbs.
  • Dexterity in fine manipulations
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