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Quality Inspector - Cromwell, CT

Date: Mar 6, 2023

Location: Cromwell, CT, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

Responsible for safe day-to-day activities required to inspect the company's products and processes. Work independently or as a team member, under the supervision of cognizant authority in the daily execution of tasks necessary to meet quality and scheduled goals of the company.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform routine and complex inspection and quality activities involved in the manufacture and development of products and processes, dimensional layout inspection and 'first article' verification;
  • Provide technical input in areas that involve process inspection methods and acceptance criteria to Engineering, Purchasing and Manufacturing;
  • Collect data for SPC applications;
  • Learn and develop hands-on proficiency with composite inspection processes utilized by the company;
  • Perform inspection activities involved in the manufacturing of products and processes;
  • Follow written and verbal instructions, engineering drawings or sketches;
  • Participate in the operation of and compliance with all safety, hazardous material handling and disposal requirements in accordance with government regulations and company procedures;
  • Perform Process and product audits;
  • Prepare inspection reports, document observations such as non-conformances;
  • Communicate ideas, problems and suggestions to supervisory authority;
  • Maintain a clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) in full compliance with all internal, customer and government regulations;
  • Comply with Human Resources policies in a manner that is fair and equitable for all employees while ensuring optimum productivity and resource utilization and a safe workplace;
  • Fully comply with the Company "Policy Statement on Contracting with the United States Government" in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the government including ensuring any subordinate staff is aware of the Company policy and their individual responsibility and accountability for complying with this procedure;
  • Perform other assignments and tasks as directed

Job Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year of experience in hands-on operational quality inspection to include working knowledge of arithmetic involving decimals and fractions and its application to use sketches and measuring instruments
  • Subject to complete vision exam per requirements of National Aerospace Standards (NAS) 410
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to read and follow detailed instructions, work from sketches and use simple measuring instruments such as tape measures, micrometers and verneir gages
  • Willing and able to perform a wide range of physical activities, some requiring fine manual dexterity
  • Ability to communicate job problems to a supervisor;
  • Ability to recognize discrepancies on materials or processes;
  • Must be willing to work as a team player as well as independently.

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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