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Inspector-Kenosha, WI

Post Date: 03/23/2020

Req. Number: 81469

City: Kenosha

State: Wisconsin

Zip Code: 53144


Goodwill TalentBridge, a full service staffing and recruitment firm, is part of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, the largest of the 165 Goodwill territories in North America. With more than 90 years of experience in Workforce Development and job training, Goodwill is helping thousands of people find work in the communities we serve, including 13 counties in Wisconsin and 10 counties in Illinois.

Goodwill Talent Bridge, along with our client, is currently recruiting an Inspector to work in the Kenosha area.

Job Summary: The Quality Inspector examines raw materials, manufactured parts/components and finished goods to ensure compliance with all contract specifications and quality program requirements according to Company and ISO standards.  The Inspector receives specific work assignments under general supervision and resolves most problems with some supervisory assistance.  Although their work is subject to additional inspection, the Inspector generally conducts the final check on incoming items, work-in-process (WIP), and finished goods.  As such, the Inspector has the authority to quarantine or stop the manufacture or shipment of nonconforming materials, parts or finished pieces.  The Inspector is also expected to be an active participant in the Company’s Six Sigma activities and adhere to its principles.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following with other duties assigned as necessary:

  • Reviews work orders (written or verbal) and determines specific inspection requirements/needs.
  • Conducts inspections and tests (visual, dimensional, content, etc.) on incoming components and materials.
  • Identifies, quarantines and documents non-conforming parts or materials detected during incoming, WIP, or final inspection activities.
  • Verifies and identifies (tags) incoming components/materials for inventory purposes.
  • Prepares and processes inspection documents (packets, radiator id tags, etc.) for IEA products.
  • Conducts final inspection or audit of IEA finished goods and ship-loose components to ensure conformance with order.
  • Maintains all inspection records relating to individual inspection activities.
  • Makes recommendations to IEA Management for ordering, product or other changes in accordance with Company and customer requirements and specifications.
  • Coordinates inspection activities with other IEA Production activities.
  • Cleans and maintains all assigned areas and equipment.
  • Works in a safe manner at all times.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

Physical Demands:

  • Maximum lifting requirement (pounds):  75 (infrequently), 50 (infrequently) 25 (frequently)
  • Maximum moving requirement (pounds):  150 (with assistance).
  • Maintaining physical condition necessary for the following:  Frequent standing, walking, sitting, kneeling, crouching, stooping, squatting, twisting upper body, or climbing.
  • Working at heights off the ground up to:  25 feet.
  • Vision requirements:  Close, distance, and peripheral vision; depth perception.

Work Environment:

  • Work location(s):  Metal fabrication/assembly shop; plant grounds; shop office with computer;
  • Exposure to:  Fumes, airborne particles, wet/humid (non-weather) conditions, toxic/caustic chemicals, moving mechanical parts/equipment, inclement weather conditions.
  • Personal protective equipment requirement:  Safety glasses, safety shoes.  Hardhat, gloves and ear protection as necessary.  Additional equipment per location requirements.


  • Key skills, abilities and knowledge: 
    • Ability to read and understand job requirements and material specifications, shipping/receiving documents, shop drawings, and blueprints.
    • Working knowledge of Excel and using an ERP system.
    • Working knowledge of properties and composition of radiator materials, structural metals and related components (OJT).
    • Working knowledge of occupational hazards and the ability to follow safe work practices.
    • Ability to communicate (oral/written)and work effectively with others.
    • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with other IEA employees in the performance of inspection duties.
    • Ability to plan and organize work and conduct inspection activities on a thorough and consistent basis.
    • Working knowledge of radiator manufacturing—parts, materials and methods.
    • Skill in using and maintaining appropriate inspection tools and equipment including Tape measure, calipers, and other various gages.
  • Experience:  Two or more years of related manufacturing experience.
  • Education:  CMM experience a plus.
  • Certificates, Licenses, etc.:  Forklift operator certification is desirable.

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