QA Inspector

Wagner Spray Tech Plymouth , MN 55447

Posted 3 weeks ago

Minneapolis-based Wagner SprayTech Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wagner Holding, Inc., is a market leader in advanced paint applicators. We develop and market a wide array of painting and decorating products used in home improvement, commercial painting and industrial fine finishing. Wagner supports its customers through innovation, high tech engineering, quality manufacturing and service.

Wagner Spray Tech believes that people represent a company's most important asset. At Wagner, we strive to create an organization where everyone participates and efforts are focused toward continuous improvement. These improvements are driven by dedication, teamwork, and the innovation of Wagner people.

Our company participates in the US government's E-Verify process. In addition, all offers of employment are contingent on a drug test and background check. Our benefits package includes 401(k), health, dental, life, disability, long term care insurance, as well as tuition reimbursement.

Position Objective:

Perform detailed inspections on a variety of manufactured components and assemblies to determine conformance to specifications. Use a variety of precision measurement and test equipment. Communicate inspection results through appropriate documentation, i.e., JDE movement and disposition, DMR's etc. Administer supplier corrective actions and DMR activity. Generate reports on inspection activity.


  • Evaluate incoming or inventoried components/assemblies to determine if they conform to engineering and quality requirements as documented on prints, inspection procedures and/or approved samples. Interpret and apply sampling plans.

  • Initiate Discrepant Material Reports (DMRs) clearly defining attributes that are not in conformance with specifications.

  • Monitor the DMR approval process through the JDE system assuring that all proper approvals are present and that the DMR is processed in a timely fashion.

  • Administer the supplier corrective action process. Monitor the completion of corrective actions and obtain approvals from Purchasing and Quality Engineering.

  • Investigate component/assembly quality issues found to be evident in processes beyond incoming inspection.

  • Monitor and maintain the accuracy of the inventory in the Discrepant Material Location (DMA).

  • Create and/or update incoming inspection work instructions in Microsoft Access database.

  • Perform sorting operations when practical to allow for continued production.

  • Maintain records of inspections.

  • Generate reports summarizing inspection activity

Relationship To Others:

Primary work direction is received from the Lead of Technical Metrology and/or Quality Engineers and Quality Director. Frequent communications regarding inspection activities with personnel in Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing and others within the organization. Occasional discussion with suppliers on specific quality issues and inspection methods.

Dimensions of Position:

Works with confidential information such as costs and specifications.

Inspection work typically will include: Surface plate work, Optical comparator, Material hardness, Surface finish (profilometer) CMM, Roundness/Cylindricity (Federal Formscan), Calipers, Micrometers, thread gauges, pin/plug gauges

Education and Experience:

  • Desirable to have certificates in Precision Measurement and Gauging, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance.

  • Necessary to have a thorough knowledge of many types of precision measurement equipment including the use of a CMM and Vision systems.

  • Familiar with the application of sampling plans such as ANSI/ASQ Z1.9. JDE and PC software such as Word, Excel and Access are required.

  • Basic understanding of statistical data analysis is also required. Position requires above averaged math skills including the knowledge of some trigonometry.

3 to 5 years experience in an inspection function utilizing precision measurement and test equipment

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