Job Summary: The Lead-QC Inspection serves as the shop floor supervisor. This individual conducts and oversees the inspection of all raw materials, manufactured parts/components and finished goods to ensure compliance with all contract specifications and quality program requirements according to Company and ISO standards. The Lead – QC receives general work assignments under limited supervision and resolves most problems independently. Although their work is subject to additional inspection, the Lead – QC generally oversees the final check on incoming items, work-in-process (WIP), and finished goods. As such, this individual has the authority to quarantine or stop the manufacture or shipment of nonconforming materials, parts or finished pieces. The Lead-QC is also expected to be an active participant in support of Company’s Six Sigma activities and adhere to its principles.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following with other duties assigned as necessary:
Analyses inspection jobs and directs or assigns work as necessary.
Supervises work of QC inspectors, department work flow and efficiency.
Reviews work orders (written or verbal) and determines specific inspection requirements/needs.
Conducts inspections and tests (visual, dimensional, content, etc.) on incoming components and materials.
Identifies, quarantines and documents non-conforming parts or materials detected during incoming, WIP, or final inspection activities.
Verifies and identifies (tags) incoming components/materials for inventory purposes.
Prepares and processes inspection documents (packets, radiator id tags, etc.) for IEA products.
Conducts final inspection or audit of IEA finished goods and ship-loose components to ensure conformance with order.
Maintains all inspection records relating to individual inspection activities.
Makes recommendations to IEA Management for ordering, product or other changes in accordance with Company and customer requirements and specifications.
Coordinates inspection activities with other IEA Production activities.
Ensures that all assigned areas and equipment are properly maintained and utilized efficiently.
Works in a safe manner at all times and insures that safety rules are followed without exception.
Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.
Maximum lifting requirement (pounds): 75 (infrequently), 50 (infrequently), 25 (frequently)
Maximum moving requirement (pounds): 150 (with assistance).
Maintaining physical condition necessary for the following: Frequent standing, walking, sitting, kneeling, crouching, stooping, squatting, twisting upper body, or climbing.
Working at heights off the ground up to: 25 feet.
Vision requirements: Close, distance, and peripheral vision; depth perception.
Work location(s): Metal fabrication/assembly shop; plant grounds; shop office with computer;
Personal protective equipment requirement: Safety glasses, safety shoes. Hardhat, gloves and ear protection as necessary. Additional equipment per location requirements.
Key skills, abilities and knowledge:
2 or more years experience with quality systems, as well as contractual quality and ISO requirements.
Ability to read blue prints
Effective supervisory and communication skills including the ability to mange, delegate, listen, communicate (verbal and in writing) and work well with others.
Ability to read and understand job requirements and material specifications, shipping/receiving documents, shop drawings, and blueprints.
Working knowledge of properties and composition of radiator materials, structural metals and related components.
Working knowledge of occupational hazards and the ability to follow safe work practices.
Ability to plan and organize work and conduct inspection activities on a thorough and consistent basis.
Working knowledge of radiator manufacturing—parts, materials and methods.
Skill in using and maintaining appropriate inspection tools and equipment; familiarity with statistical process control (SPC) and similar techniques.
1 or more years of supervisory experience
Experiential: 3 or more years of inspection/Quality Control or related manufacturing experience. Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) with PC-DMIS experience is strongly preferred. Experience with PPAPs (Production Part Approval Process) strongly preferred.
Educational: Associate degree in manufacturing or related technical area is desirable.
Certificates, Licenses, etc.: ASQ certification is highly desirable; forklift operator certification is desirable.