Quality Inspector

Job Summary:

Responsible for thoroughly inspecting in-process production by confirming specifications, conducting visual and measurement tests.  Approves finished products. Communicates required adjustments to production supervisor. Ultimately responsible for ensuring all components of finished parts meet critical to quality requirements have been met from the manufacturing processes all the way through the packaging processes. Supervises packaging requirements and coaches packaging personnel to ensure all customer packaging requirements are met.  Supports the defining, implementing and auditing of ISO TQM. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

•    Inspects in-process production by confirming specifications, conducting visual and measurement tests, communicating required adjustments to production supervisor 
•    Selects output samples and checks using appropriate methods, measuring dimensions, testing functionality, surface testing and comparing to specifications etc. 
•    Uses and maintains specialized tools, micrometers, and calipers to test the quality of products. 
•    Ability to read and interpret manufacturing blueprints and instructions to comprehend the quality expectations for the product and supplies. 
•    Records performance and maintains customer required data.
•    Evaluate and improve on processes in manufacturing systems.
•    Maintain reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers.
•    Provide input of process capability and improvements for production volume while maintaining quality standards. 
•    Collect, record, and transcribe data and prepares reports.  
•    Perform raw material & finished goods testing.
•    Implement and audits systems that optimize all phases of production processes.
•    Advise on corrective actions.
•    Supports resolving complex and sensitive customer service issues.
•    Reviews and follows protocols, qualification, and validation procedures.
     Documents inspection results by completing reports and logs, summarizes re-work and waste, and inputs data into quality database.
•    Keeps measurement equipment operating by following operating instructions and calibration requirements and calling for repairs.
•    Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.
•    Ability to quickly find the faults in both materials and the manufacturing process and support correcting those faults to ensure quality product.  
•    Demonstrates attention to detail.
•    Must be able to complete work in a timely manner and have a sense of priority and urgency.
•    Needs to demonstrate initiative and flexibility due to changes in schedules and priorities.
•    Ability to explain designs and manufacturing processes to shop personnel and management.
•    Ability to conceptualize, define, describe and document complex technical contents.
•    Good communication skills by written and verbal means.
•    Basic computer and math skills

Manufacturing: *Experience with Aerospace and/or Automotive manufacturing is a plus.

Education and/or Experience:
• Associate Degree in Operations Management or 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment / Quality Inspection  

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
• American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification for a quality inspector, quality control engineer, calibration technician and auditor is a plus.
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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, an employee is regularly required to use hands/fingers to handle, feel and reach.  An employee is required to walk, sit, climb and balance.  
• The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Frequently lift/move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift/move up to 100 pounds.  
• Specific vision abilities required include close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.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 frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions and      extreme heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
•  While on duty, Protective Equipment provided for this position must be used. #CB1

Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Arkadelphia, AR, US, 71932

Business Unit:  Composite Solutions
Legal Unit:  SGL Composites, Inc
Functional Area:  Quality
Employment Type:  Full time
Minimum Salary:  32000
Maximum Salary:  48000

Nearest Major Market: Arkansas

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