Plastic Injection Molding Quality Inspector


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Job Details

Summary of Functions:

The Quality Inspector (QI) is responsible for the inspection and release activities for all manufactured products. The QI will assist with activities that support the manufacturing of components and finished goods.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform sample-based inspections to meet requirements for:
    • Start-up
    • In-process
    • Final release
    • Incoming material and component inspection
    • Repair Mold Qualifications
  • Perform measurement systems analysis (GR&R) studies and characterization studies as needed
  • Perform Job Folder reviews in a thorough and timely manner
  • Create Material Review Board Reports (MRB’s)
  • Disposition and move products and materials to the appropriate locations
  • Provide coverage for departmental tasks when other team members are on vacation/absent
  • Assist in the training of new employees relative to inspection techniques and metrology principles
  • Assists in the interpretation of product specifications and/or drawings in production.
  • Assists with Daily/Monthly Company goals and metrics
  • Assists with training of new employees
  • Inputs into co-worker Annual Performance Reviews
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Quality Manager and/or Shift Supervisor

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with other data collection activities for engineering studies
  • Assists in creating new production folders
  • Assists with the scanning of components to and from work orders, including reconciliation
  • Assists with final packaging operations
  • Assists with material handling and drying of resins
  • Assists the manufacturing team to fill in for breaks and help catch up inspection,
  • Identify trends in paperwork or part-quality issues, and communicate those to Quality Management
  • Assist in the implementation and/or improvement of new ideas, processes, and technologies

Organizational Relationships:

The Quality Inspector reports to the Quality Manager for technical direction and training. The QI reports to the assigned Production Supervisor for daily work priorities. The QI supports other Managers, Engineering, Manufacturing personnel, and Technical staff in resolving specification and/or part-quality issues. Interact with management, engineers, maintenance, operators, assemblers, and customers to resolve product or process-related issues.

Experience and/or Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Preferred certification through a recognized organization such as the ASQ (or equivalent) or a 2-year training certificate or degree in a mechanical, electrical, or plastics related industry
  • Preferred experience in plastics injection molding manufacturing or quality control
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Good blueprint reading skills with basic understanding of GD&T principles is preferred
  • Strong written/verbal communication, leadership, interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Good understanding of ISO and FDA regulations and cGMP requirements
  • Experience in CMM operation with basic programming skills is preferred
  • Basic problem-solving skills

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to work a standard 40-hour workweek, with occasional overtime and weekend work. Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time as well as some walking within the facility. Must be able to have 20/20 vision with or without corrective lenses and distinguish color differences and depth perception for product and safety issues. Hearing ability should be sufficient to hear and react to audible alarms from distances up to 100 feet. Must be able to lift and carry various items up to 50 pounds.


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