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Lead Inspector

Company: Kamatics Corp. Defunct
Location: Avon
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Lead Inspector

Requisition ID 2022-7220
Category Quality Assurance/Control
Segment Kaman Aerospace
Shift Shift 1
# of Openings 2


The Lead Inspector provides support to inspection staff pertaining to best practices, training, development, and quality/drawing interpretations. He/She/They performs advanced inspection activities of product, materials, first piece inspection, and in-process monitoring as required. This positions reports to the Manager, Quality Control and will communicate regularly with regarding quality issues and work assignments to meet inspector development goals and production schedules.

This is a first shift position. Hours are 6AM - 3:30PM - this includes one hour of mandatory overtime at the front end of shift for a required 45 hour week.

OT pay is 1.5x the hourly rate for all hours in excess of 40 in a week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Support and advance inspector development programs. Provide technical leadership/training as needed to inspection staff. Address quality concerns/questions presented by inspection staff.
Develop and implement process improvements relating to the inspection process. Using knowledge of inspection equipment and blue print reading, provide feedback and insight on appropriate and accurate gaging methods according to the blue print requirements. Ensure that production schedules and customer requirements are met.
Draft and update ISO procedures as needed. Continuous improvement of inspection processes.
As needed - perform visual and dimensional inspection of various mechanical components and assemblies to close tolerance. Perform first piece, in-process & final inspection.
As needed - Identify defects in surface, dimensional, visual and non-conformities (material, documentation and workmanship) to blueprints and Kamatics' quality standards. Report non-conformance of materials or unusual conditions to Quality Manager and cell leader.
Demonstrate mastery using the following basic inspection devices to verify drawing specifications: caliper, micrometer, dial bores, chamfer gage, profilometer.
Demonstrate mastery using the following advanced inspection device(s) to verify drawing specifications: optical comparator, sunnen gage, trimos height stand.
Demonstrate mastery using the following specialty inspection devices to verify drawing specifications: Johnson tri-roll, sin plate, torque gage.
Demonstrate proficiency with the following specialty inspection devices: swing gage, contracer, digital comparator, cadillac gage, Keyence IM.
Demonstrate mastery in measuring the following GD&T items: roundness, parallelism, concentricity, runout, perpendicularity, flatness, total runout, true position, material modifiers.
Demonstrate proficiency in measuring the following GD&T items: profile.
Demonstrate mastery with CMM operation to inspect product. Able to calibrate probes as necessary.
Perform all responsibilities within productivity and quality expectations. Follow work procedures. Provide support to achieve short-term and long-term department/company goals.
Maintain records, data and logs as necessary. Create inspection forms such as Inspection Methods Sheets, First Article Inspection Data and other related forms.
Navigate computer files and software to acquire necessary items for inspection, verification, etc. Use software such as Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets and tools to present/analyze data.
Maintain clean and safe work environment. Follow safety and environmental procedures/programs and regulations. Contribute to 5S program. Report safety incidents to supervisor.
Provide a high level of service to all internal and external customers. Contribute to positive teamwork environment.
Perform other duties as assigned. Participate in training/learning other positions. Accomplish related results as needed.

Education: Associates degree in technical/machine technology program or equivalent experience
Experience: 5 years of manufacturing inspection experience


Kaman Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer
Kaman Corporation considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law. Kaman Corporation and all of its related companies fully endorse equal opportunity for all. Kaman provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures and/or process. Please inform us if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process. For more information, please click here for a notice that provides information concerning the laws and procedures for filing complaints of violations of the laws with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Positions at Kaman require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). These laws limit access rights for non-US Persons or other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, applicants may be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residence, or U.S. Immigration Status. All such inquiries are asked solely to comply with ITAR and EAR export licensing requirements.


Keywords: Kamatics Corp. Defunct, New England , Lead Inspector, Other , Avon, Northeast

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