Impresa Aerospace Inspector - 1st Shift in Gardena, California

The Quality Inspector provides inspection and auditing coverage in all areas of manufacturing, receiving, and shipping. Document and aid in the correction of discrepancies found in the products produced in each area. The Inspector verifies that the inspection process is in compliance with all applicable specifications, codes and customer requirements and acts as a catalyst for change by actively supporting process improvements throughout the company. Successful candidates will leverage their experience in a variety of inspection environments to help align the function with the company’s vision, values and core business needs, goals and objectives. This position reports to the Quality Assurance Manager.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Quality department representative in the Manufacturing Cell.

  • Is the catalyst for implementation of the Company’s quality philosophy of “right the first time” approach rather than inspecting quality into the product at a later stage.

  • Perform all inspection requirements specified on the Traveler to allow the product to proceed through the Cell in an effective and timely manner.

  • Participate in the Cell meetings and defective material reviews.

  • Identify rejection history in the Cell and work with the other team members to develop and implement changes that will eliminate the root cause for the defect

  • Participate in the development of the response to any Corrective Action reports issued to the Cell.

  • Perform the required verification follow-up to the CAR response submitted by the Cell.

  • Complete all necessary customer documentation for inspection activities.

  • Be a resource for the Training initiatives in the Cell.

  • Be a resource for performing First Piece Inspection of production runs in the Cell.

  • Is a liaison between the Cell members and other functional areas for resolving issues that hinder production in the Cell. This may include interfacing with customers.

  • Perform scheduled audits of the processes performed in the Cell for compliance to written procedures.

  • Review and recommend changes to written procedures, as required, to keep them in line with business operations and customer requirements.

  • Perform and document the periodic inspection of inspection tools and media used in the manufacturing and inspection of product.

  • Calibrate inspection tools used in the Cell plus any employee tools that are identified in our calibration program.

  • Conduct monthly “Shelf Life Inventory Check” for products stored in the Cell.

  • Perform necessary testing on products to ensure compliance with customer requirements.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required by the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications

  • Skilled at interpreting blueprint requirements including geometric dimension and tolerance.

  • Proficient in interpreting engineering drawings and customer specifications.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills across all levels of the organization.

  • Strong mathematical skills including proficiency with statistical concepts, fundamentals of plane and solid geometry, and trigonometry.

Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree in an Engineering discipline preferred.

  • 3+ years of experience in mechanical inspection in a manufacturing environment.

Impresa Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability or any other legally protected status.