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Product Inspector

Jonestown, Pennsylvania Temp-to-hire Job ID: 2010123107


The QA Product Inspector III is accountable for the accuracy and completeness of the initial inspection and supporting documentation, including; certifications and testing, as required and subsequent verification and reporting of purchased products intended for special programs for contracted and military customers. The Level III inspector conducts and records the results of the first visual and dimensional inspection of aircraft hardware, parts and tools for verification of identification and conformity to product standards and specifications, in accordance to the customer’s Quality Plan; Prepares the First Article Inspection Reports in accordance with FAIRS (First Article Inspection Reports or AS9102) standards, if required; Utilizes various quality measuring devices and equipment, in accordance with Incora Q.A. Inspector Work Instructions; Verifies conformity of corresponding certification packets and other pertinent data from manufacturer to verify product traceability; Verifies pass, fail or rejection status on inspected products, then transfers inspected products and documentation to applicable phase of Quality Assurance. Interfaces with Customer’s representatives regarding quality issues and assists in the training of new inspectors.
  • Researches, identifies and prints the latest drawing (blueprint) of the required product and the customer’s Quality Plan for use in the inspection process
  • Pulls the key characterizes of the drawing for each product ordered and Approved Supplier listing to create a Master Inspection Report in the database system to record the inspection
  • Inspects a product sample visually and dimensionally and measures the Critical and Major dimensions, utilizing the proper hand tools and gages to verify conformity to the customer purchase order
  • Reviews and confirms product documentation is complete and accurate (i.e., Certificate of Conformance, Raw Material Certification, Process Certifications and Test Reports) and that the products are from a customer Approved Supplier, verifying the traceability of the manufactured materials and testing
  • Prepares First Article Inspection Reports in accordance with AS9102 and customer requirements, as applicable
  • Records inspection results and compliance by assigning a “Pass, Fail or Rejection” status in the inspection log system, with additional notes, as applicable
  • Transfers compliant products with a “Pass” status, accompanied by the corresponding inspection reports and compliance documentation to the Document Inspection rack, or informs Q.A. Supervisor of non-conforming issues and rejections for verification
  • Upon confirmation of non-conforming products, creates an Orange Tag label or Rejection Tag label and transfers the entire order with appropriate label to the corresponding rack for investigation and corrections
  • Enters inspection labor time accurately into the inspection log system, relative to each product on the customer purchase order

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Mechanically certified (ASQ or college preferred)
  • 4 to 6 years related industry experience and/or training
  • Successful completion of 3 months of Incora inspection training and testing
  • Competent and demonstrated hands-on experience with the use of hardware measuring devices, such as calipers, micrometers,  wing gages, thread plug gages and ring gages, optical competitor and Johnson gage,  or other direct-reading engagement tool is preferred
  • Ability to perform core job functions of Level I and II inspection roles
  • Level III Inspectors must qualify to be certified as a Delegating Source Quality Representative (DSQR) to qualify hardware for commercial and government contract customers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with professional daily interaction with internal and/or external customers (as trained)
  • Ability to be detailed oriented and perform basic research, if require
  • Ability to be trained in the essential duties of the job, with accuracy
  • Ability to learn and gain knowledge of the integrated database systems, as well as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen, and both criminal and employment background clearance
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PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

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