Quality Inspector in Saint Croix Falls, WI at Ducommun

Date Posted: 11/13/2023

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Quality Inspector

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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 St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin is the global leader in Defense for the manufacture of Ammunition Handling Systems for Land, Air and Sea Platforms.  Our commitment to quality and dedication to supporting our troops and allies, guides our innovation and commitment to meeting the unique challenges of the 21st century Warfighter.  At this time, Nobles is expanding our team and seeking high quality, dedicated individuals willing to be cross-trained in our clean and climate controlled facility.

The Quality Inspector ensures all parts manufactured, and purchased, by Nobles Worldwide, Inc. (Nobles) complies with all dimensional, material, functional and performance specifications as directed by the customer and/or internal policy.  The Quality Inspector assists in the administration and company-wide compliance with the Nobles Quality Management System (QMS). This position reports to the Quality Manager.

Essential Functions 

•        Conducts in-process inspection of manufactured parts ensuring strict dimensional compliance to the drawing

•        Reads and interprets drawings/blue prints to ensure compliance with material, dimensional and performance standards

•        Ensures drawings are to the most current revision and reference the most up-to-date standards

•        Conducts final inspection of assemblies and sub-assemblies, prior to packing, to ensure material, dimensional, functionality and performance compliance and manages material certifications.

•        Uses measuring tools, both mechanical and automated, to ensure dimensional compliance

•        Keeps meticulous records for all inspections conducted

•        Manages quality records to ensure lot and part traceability

•        Inspects purchased material, both raw and finished, to ensure adherence to quality standards

•        Assists with the instruction for reworking parts as required

•        Quarantines non-conforming material in accordance with the QMS

•        Assists the Quality Manager with ensuring company-wide adherence to the QMS

•        Conducts internal audits, on functional areas, as directed by the Quality Manager

•        Conducts first article inspections on new products and/or as required by the customer

•        Advises Quality Manager on methods for improving product quality, design, and/or manufacturing processes.

•        Conducts product testing and verification of process.

•        Meets with vendors, customers, quality representatives, and Company personnel to discuss and resolve quality challenges and issues as required.

•        Prepares quality related reports.

•        All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Quality Manager

Skills & Qualifications

•        Perform inspections per control plans/inspection plans, validate and document results.

•        Operate precision measuring instruments in accordance with approved procedures.

•        Interpret visual and dimensional quality criteria to operators.

•        Ability to read and interpret blueprints/drawings.

•        Participate in problem solving activities.

•        Basic reading, writing, and math skills.

•        Understanding of basic statistical technique.

•        Ability to operate inspection instruments.

•        Basic computer literacy.

•        Ability to read basic blue prints.

•        Familiar with AS9100 and ISO quality management systems. 


•        Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views.

•        Design – Demonstrates attention to detail.

•        Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

•        Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization’s goals and values.

•        Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently.

•        Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Monitors own work to ensure quality.

•        Quantity – Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity

•        Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

•        Attendance/Punctuality – Adheres to Company handbook policy’s

•        Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.

Required Education

•        High School diploma with strong relevant work experience is required (working knowledge of hand-held measuring equipment and Optical comparators).

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required

•        Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

•        Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and occasionally exposed to vibration.

•        Noise level is moderate

1105 E Pine St
St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, 54024
United States


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