Quality Inspector - Level I

Entry level position performing routine inspection operations required in the fabrication and/or development of composite components and assemblies while learning skills to perform inspections on a broader mix of product difficulty.
Key Responsibilities
Inspection of purchased parts, sub-assemblies or finished product according to defined criteria.
Inspection of composite components and assemblies according to defined criteria.
Perform part verification in regard to locations, parallelism, height, angles and shapes using precision measuring equipment such as general gages, calipers, scales and micrometers.
Conduct and document weekly audits to ensure basic system requirements are met.
Accurately document results of inspections and testing per program criteria.
Effectively communicate non-conformances in writing and verbally.
Basic computer usage (spreadsheet input, email).
Maintain all controlled document files and test records in a timely and accurate manner.
Monitor critical equipment, tooling and instrumentation to ensure proper operation and calibration.
Perform the review of records and other documentation for compliance to established procedures and good documentation practices.
Work with production, quality and engineering team members to provide feedback regarding accuracy of manufacturing procedures and inspection methods.
Evaluate problems and make initial recommendations for possible corrective action to fellow value stream team members.
Support engineering and value stream teams by participating in problem solving (BPS) and continuous improvement (CI) activities.
Team Continuous Improvement Leader (TCIL) desired.
Participate in the construction and/or revision of standard work for the quality function, as needed.
Participate in the development of inspection procedures, protocol and checklists, as needed.
Work with all departments to improve quality of products and assist in translation of results.
Generate non-conforming material reports per customer specifications and company procedures.
Comply and audit company safety, environmental and continuous improvement policies.
Additional duties as assigned.
Experience and Qualifications
High school diploma, GED or technical school diploma required.
Minimum of two (2) years experience in hands-on manufacturing/inspection.
Read and follow detailed work instructions.
Effective verbal communication to others.
Effective written communication to document and allow others to evaluate issues.
Basic arithmetic and decimals in relation to understanding tolerances.
Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office.
Experienced with measuring instruments (scale, micrometer, caliper)
Work as a team player, as well as independent.
Support manufacturing overtime schedules.
Physical ability to pass vision and hearing tests per customer requirements.
Physical ability to stand or walk for excessive periods of time.
Physical ability to lift parts up to 25 lbs. (Heavier parts require buddy system.)
Physical flexibility to climb stairs (stands).
Physical ability bend over or squat in order to inspect underneath large assemblies.
Preferred Requirements
Experience in composite layup and/or assembly desired.
About Us
GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world's leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.
GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world's aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world's advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.
GKN Aerospace is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. GKN is committed to bringing greater diversity to its workforce. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Diversity and Inclusion
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.
A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.
GKN is an equal opportunity employer.
We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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