Quality Inspector in Carson, CA at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/1/2024

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Job Description

Quality Inspector

The Quality Inspector is responsible for interpreting engineering data such as drawings and specifications and inspecting in accordance with the data. They must be able to use standard measuring equipment such as calipers, micrometers, height gages, dial indicators etc. The Quality Inspector will perform visual and dimensional inspections for receiving, in process, final and first article inspections on aviation parts from details to top assemblies. They must be able to understand visual and cosmetic standards. They also must have the ability to clearly write nonconformance reports and assist in corrective actions investigations.

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

Our Facility in Carson, CA is our Engineered Products Group location, which houses our Human Machine Interface, Motion Control Device, Radiofrequency Departments.  

Why Ducommun?

  • Excellent company culture – as recognized by Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces.
  • Clean and climate-controlled working environment.
  • Opportunity for career growth.
  • Great benefits including paid vacation and sick time, 401K match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, annual bonus plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Job Summary

  • Interpret engineering data such as drawings and specifications.
  • Competent in using measuring equipment such as calipers, micrometers, height gages, indicators.
  • Perform visual and dimensional inspection.
  • Perform receiving, in-process, final, and first article inspections (per AS9102).
  • Perform inspections to visual and cosmetic standards.
  • Write inspection reports and nonconformance reports.
  • Understand root cause and participate in corrective actions.
  • Perform review of supplier certifications for conformance to requirements.
  • Data collection for statistical analysis.
  • Understand and be able to interpret tolerances.
  • Understand application and use of all types of precision measuring instruments used in mechanical inspection, including interpretations of geometrical and positional tolerance requirements.
  • Experience working in an ISO 9001/AS9100 QMS environment.
  • Previous experience working with an ERP or MRP.
  • Must have a clear understanding of document types that are impacted by Configuration Control Changes, e.g., Drawings & Specifications, Procedures and Work Instructions.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Understand and be able to interpret tolerances.
  • Understand application and use of all types of precision measuring instruments used in mechanical inspection, including interpretations of geometrical and positional tolerance requirements.
  • Experience working in an ISO 9001/AS9100 QMS environment.
  • Previous experience working with an ERP or MRP.
  • Must have a clear understanding of document types that are impacted by Configuration Control Changes, e.g., Drawings & Specifications, Procedures and Work Instructions

Required Experience and Education

  • 5 - 10 years' experience in an inspector role.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft application – Word, Excel, Power Point.

This is a generic job posting for a Quality Inspector.  Depending on the candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience, they will be hired into an entry (I) level, intermediate (II) level or expert (III) level job and pay scale.

Base Compensation: USD 21.00 - 26.00 Paid Hourly

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


23301 S. Wilmington Ave
Carson, California, 90745
United States

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled