- The main function of the Lead Inspector will be to act as the liaison between quality (inspection) and manufacturing/programming for the assigned plant (s). Specific responsibilities include the following:
- Augment inspectors by conducting inspections (first piece, first article, incoming, final, and floor) as necessary.
- Communicate results of inspections with relevant parties (machinists, supervisors, programmers) in a timely manner so that if necessary adjustments can be made to make a compliant part or, if part is conforming, production may continue.
- Work with manufacturing (machinists and supervisions) to improve the efficiency of in-process inspection so that the critical/key features are inspected and documented with minimal disruption while still meeting customer and quality requirements.
- Lead, with manufacturing support, in the identification of quality problems and the development and implementation of corrective actions intended to prevent reoccurrence of these issues.
- Augment inspectors and assist production by setting up required gages as necessary.
- Work with machinists on an on-going basis to ensure that they understand the quality/inspection requirements that the actions that they are taking have a high probability of making a conforming part.
- Actively work with the machinists on new job set-ups to ensure that the quality requirements are understood
- Work with Plant and Shipping Supervision to develop inspection priorities. Communicate the priorities to the inspectors.
- Conduct CMM inspections as necessary.
Other duties as needed