Job: Quality Inspector

Title Quality Inspector
Categories Maine Machine Products
Start Date 2019-05-15
End Date 2019-06-30
Location South Paris, ME
Job Information


The Inspector function is responsible for ensuring internal and externally produced parts are sampled against pertinent specifications and records are monitored and kept per MMP and customer procedures. Maintains quality standards by approving incoming materials, in-process production and finished products.




  1. Inspection Duties:
  • Approves incoming materials by confirming specifications, conducts visual and measurement tests, rejects and accepts product in ERP system and returns discrepant materials to its source.
  • Approves in-process production product by confirming specifications, conducts visual and measurement tests communicating required adjustments to production supervision.
  • Approves finished product by confirming specifications, conducting visual and measurement tests, returning product for rework and confirming reworked product.
  • Documents inspection results by completing forms, logs and systems.
  • Keeps measurement devices operating by following operating instructions and calling for repairs as needed.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities

Accomplished quality and organization mission by completing related results as directed and as needed.

  1. Customer Service
  • Helps ensure the satisfactory application of customer service standards and customer satisfaction programs.
  • Communicates the importance of customer service to all associates and suppliers.
  • Helps ensure the expeditious resolution of customer complaints
  • Ensures telephones are answered promptly and courteously
  • Ensures all customer/supplier inquiries are promptly resolved


  1. Safety, Loss Prevention and Procedural Compliance
  • Supports the achievement of associate safety and loss prevention objectives.
  • Ensures that established safety procedures and programs are communicated and observed


  1. Additional Responsibilities (Performs other functions as required by the Quality Manager)
  • Communicates with other levels of management as needed to ensure compliance with operational standards and company policies




All performance measurements for a Quality Inspector/Technician

  • Time and attendance policies are followed
  • Meets all requirements for quality processing of products through the facility
  • Meets/follows all pertinent procedures as directed by MMP and customer specific procedures and specs




  • Reporting to the Quality Manager, this position is responsible for managing all aspects of quality inspection requirements.




  • MMP operates on a standardized management work week based on established operating schedules. The standardized schedule affords management and associates the opportunity to balance their personal and professional life styles. The standard work week for  quality inspector/technician  is 5 day work week M-F with hours based on internal and external  requirements. Travel is possible but very limited. A typical work week is between 40-50 hours.  Periodic and/or unexpected business necessity may require individual  to work above and beyond the standard schedule.




  1. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong people interpersonal communicating skills.
  • Strong background in SPC, tool maintenance and measurement practices.
  • Ability to read blueprints and other technical data.
  • Computer literate with experience in Windows based programs
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Sound business sense; ability to analyze, prioritize, identify and execute solutions
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • A comprehensive understanding of the machining industry:
  • Ability to understand and communicate various customer specific process specifications (ASTM, SAE, ISO, Mil-Standards)
  • Strong background in calibration processes and practices
  1. Minimum Educational and/or Experience Level
  • Two years related experience in machining industry
  • Completion of two-year college or technical school program
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience with proven results


  1. Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations
  • CMI, CQT or other job related certifications.




The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Listed below is a table, which summarizes the physical activities associated with the position and the average amount of time required of each physical activity.  Protective back support belts must be worn while performing strenuous physical activities involving lifting and exerting force.


Essential Physical Activity Requirements

Less than 1/3 of the time 1/3 to 2/3 of time More than 2/3 of time

Less than 1/3 of Time 1/3 to 2/3 of Time More than 2/3 of Time
Sitting Reaching Standing
Pushing / Pulling Carrying Walking
Climbing Climbing  

3 of time 1/3 to 2/3 of time More than 2/3 of time


Essential Weight Lifting/Force Exertion Requirements

Listed below is a table which summarizes the amount of time spent and weight lifted or force exerted in the position.

Less than 1/3 of time 1/3 to 2/3 of time More than 2/3 of time

Less than 1/3 of Time 1/3 to 2/3 of Time More than 2/3 of Time
More than 21 lbs Up to 20 lbs  

Less than 1/3 of time 1/3 to 2/3 of time More than 2/3 of time

Essential Vision Requirements

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
  • Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
  • Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
  • Depth Perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
  • Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
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