Year after year, Kaman delivers technical breakthroughs and innovative solutions that ensure our customers can meet their critical challenges. Others may approach challenges in a similar manner, but our people set us apart from other companies. Technology may advance and industry may shift, but Kaman will always be a place where individuals can come to work and truly make a difference and be recognized for their efforts.
We have an exciting opportunity for an Inspector A to join Kaman Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products, a Division of Kaman. This position will perform basic inspection activities of product, materials, first piece inspection and in-process monitoring as assigned. The position reports to Value Stream Manager/Sr. Team Leader on work assignments to meet production schedules. This position has a dotted line to Report to Quality Assurance Supervisor regarding quality issues.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Perform visual and dimensional inspection of various mechanical components and assemblies to close tolerance. Perform first piece and in-process inspection in assigned value stream.
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 Supervisor and cell leader.
Use a variety of conventional and advanced inspection devices, CMM tools and instruments to verify dimensions to drawing specifications.
Perform all responsibilities within productivity and quality expectations. Follow work procedures.
Maintain records, data and logs as necessary. Create inspection forms such as IMS, first article and other related forms.
Prepare products and related paperwork for presentation to customer or source inspection.
Provide leadership/training as needed. Ensure that production schedules are met.
Maintain clean and safe work environment. Follow safety and environmental procedures and regulations. Report safety incidents to supervisor.
Make recommendations for improvements to work processes and procedures. Contribute to 5S programs in work area.
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.
High school graduate
6 years of inspection experience in a manufacturing environment
Skills/Abilities Essential to the Position:
Attention to detail
CMM operations and programming
Read and interpret complex blueprints
Communication (speaking, questioning, listening)
Completing Inspection Method Sheets/First Articles
Customer focus; occasional interface with customer inspectors
Use precision instruments, including coordinate measuring machines
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Knowledge Essential to the Position:
Advanced Shop Mathematics - 1 & 2
Geometric Tolerances and Dimensions
Frequent mental and visual attention
Occasional (15-40%) lifting and moving materials up to 50 lbs.