Quality Inspector

Superior Technical Ceramics is a leading materials technology provider specializing in advanced ceramic products for development and production programs. Our St. Albans, Vermont campus features a state of the art processing equipment, ranging from automated presses to 5-axis machining centers, an advanced materials laboratory, and specially designed facilities for industry-leading OEMs.

 

We are 140+ highly skilled employees strong who bring together a range of scientific, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities to provide leading solutions to the Aerospace, Industrial Process, Semiconductor, and Instrumentation Markets.  Come join our team and help make a difference!
 
We are currently hiring for: 
 
Quality Inspector 
 
The Quality Inspector positions maintain quality standards by approving in-process production, finished products, and incoming materials and recording quality results.
The Quality Inspector will work to STC’s Quality principles:

  • Right the First Time in everything we do and produce
  • Agree what can be delivered in what timeframe and develop a plan on how delivery can be met
  • Work co-operatively with all departments and parties to exceed customer expectations
  • Always develop and execute a quality plan

 
 

Position Type: 
1st Shift
Requirements: 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE (Level 1-NDT Operator):

  • High school diploma; AS in manufacturing/related field or equivalent job experience preferred.
  • Understands basic quality terms, definitions, and concepts.
  • Ability to perform non-destructive testing processes, including but not limited to dye penetrant inspection, electrical testing, special visual sorts including those with magnification, dimensional sorts, etc.
  • Familiar with measurement methods, techniques, and terminology.
  • Read and interpret drawings/blueprints including an understanding of critical, major, and minor characteristics, and ability to read and understand specifications and standard is preferred.
  • Understand principles of traceability.
  • Ability to pass the STC Quality Math Test A with a minimum score of 80%.
  • Ability to successfully operate basic manual measuring equipment in the department with little to no supervision.
  • Work co-operatively with Quality Assurance personnel for continuous improvement of personal training and improvement of departmental processes.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.

 
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE (Level 2-Inspector):
Includes Level 1 plus

  • Ability to read & interpret engineering drawings, standards, and specifications.
  • Understands basic quality terms, definitions, and concepts.
  • Understands basic statistical terms, plotting data, and identify deviated conditions.
  • Familiar with measurement methods, techniques, and terminology.
  • Understands the difference between precision and accuracy.
  • Read and interpret drawings/blueprints including an understanding of critical, major, and minor characteristics.
  • General knowledge of ASME Y14.5, working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and understand the x, y, z coordinate system.
  • Understand principles of traceability.
  • Ability to pass the STC Quality Math Test A with a minimum score of 80%.
  • Ability to successfully operate all measuring equipment in the department with little to no supervision.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Basic knowledge of calibration, and potentially able to train to perform hand tool calibration.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE (Level 3-Inspector):
Includes Level 2 plus

  • Completion of STC Quality Assessment; including, but is not limited to, higher level math, GD&T, etc.
  • Ability to become fully trained & demonstrate ability to perform in-house calibrations.  
  • Ability to perform supervisory role in the absence of the supervisor.
Responsibilities: 
  • Approves in-process production by confirming requirements and documented information; conducting visual and measurement tests; communicating results to production personnel, as required.
  • Approves finished products by confirming requirements and documented information; conducting visual and measurement tests; confirming non-compliant product is processed, re-processed, and/or reworked, if necessary, to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Approves incoming materials by confirming requirements and documented information; conducting visual and measurement tests; rejecting non-conforming materials and facilitating the return of that product with the appropriate documentation for the External Provider.
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  • Documents inspection results by completing appropriate documented information (e.g. inspection reports, logs, data, etc); inputs data into manufacturing and quality locations, as required.
  • Ensures integrity and calibration of measurement equipment by following operating instructions and Quality Management System (QMS) documentation; notifying appropriate personnel when calibration concerns arise.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures, complying with all regulations.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications, etc.
  • Supports and executes Quality Policy, Quality Objectives, and the organization’s mission.

 

Position Highlights: 

Best in Class Compensation & Industry Leading 15% Shift Premium
New Hire Relocation Assistance Bonus (If applicable)
STC offers a highly competitive benefits package which includes:
Medical/Dental/Vision/Paid Time Off/401(k)/Profit Sharing/Tuition Assistance
Interested applicants should apply online at: www.ceramics.net
or send your resume via email:  hr@ceramics.net
 
Employment with STC may require or otherwise provide access to data and technology controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). To ensure applicants will be able to carry out duties associated with employment, STC may offer employment only to applicants who qualify as a “U.S. person,” including U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and other “protected individuals,” as defined by applicable law. No sponsorship is available for this position.
 

Job Category: 
Operations

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