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Quality Inspector 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, gender identity or sexual orientation, creed, sex, disability, marital status, citizenship status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
About the Organization Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, HDT Global is the industry leader in engineering, designing and manufacturing leading-edge military expeditionary products, rugged industrial/commercial products, and products for medical rehabilitation. Our product lines include shelters, heaters, environmental control units (ECUs), power generators, chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) air filtration and collective protection systems, military vehicles, perimeter protection systems, and robotics including manipulator arms, vehicles, and healthcare solutions.

Additionally, HDT’s success and longevity is based on the full range of engineering services we offer, including design, analysis, testing, validation, training, and installation. These services provide the foundation of our innovation, providing ongoing research and development.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location HDT (Huntsville, AL)  

Overall Summary

The primary function of this position is responsible for assisting in the performance of a variety of tasks related to fabrication, construction, modification, and testing of air beam structures. This position ensures quality and safety practices are met.

Primary and Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs inspection activities, to assess conformance of products to the design as defined by engineering drawings, blueprints, schematics, quality specifications/quality plans
  • Interprets engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas and confers with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards
  • Inspects products, components, subassemblies, and/or systems to ensure conformance to requirements.
  • Identifies nonconforming conditions that present existing or impending defective conditions at the system or subsystem level of assembly.
  • Prepares inspection plans and checklists for inspection
  • Records variable data of inspections into ERP
  • Generate discrepancy notices and initiate Material Review Board actions
  • Perform material movement transactions after completion of inspection process
  • May specialize in receiving inspection, in-process inspection, process verification/auditing, final inspection and other area’s as assigned.
  • Recognizes and takes action to correct apparent discrepancies in specifications and procedures
  • Determines the method and process needed to measure blueprint conformance on parts according to tolerances and normal gauge practices
  • Read, understand and interpret part and gauge GD&T and coordinate drawings / models as it applies to gauging and measurements
  • May specialize in gage calibration process and conduct calibration for all basic hand tools and gauges
  • Coordination of the recall notification for all tool/gauges that are required for calibration with in the given month
  • Repair gauges and inspection as required to maintain accuracy of operation
  • Assist in design review of gauges
  • Obtain quotes for externally calibrated equipment
  • Coordinate shipment of gauges for external calibration
  • Enter Purchase Requisitions for external calibrations
  • Enter internal and external calibration data within calibration tracking software
  • Performs detailed product testing utilizing approved procedures on all items that are submitted for NIST traceable calibration.
  • Identifies units in need of repair and ensures they are segregated and deemed unusable
  • Performs NIST traceable calibration/certification of products utilizing written procedures and calibration templates
  • Manages all aspects of external calibration requirements and documentation
  • Uses the Calibration database to record test data, generate certificates and track product calibration history.
  • Maintains familiarity with current and new products as well as all calibration lab standards and test equipment.
  • Performs periodic maintenance on calibration equipment as applicable
  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Adheres to all quality and safety standards
  • Support other projects and performs duties as assigned

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • May participate in lean/six sigma/quality/safety initiatives as required

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Does not supervise others

Years Experience  

  • 2 – 5 years of field related experience preferred and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Level of Education                 

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience / Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Requires ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and wiring schematics
  • Experience in the use of inspection equipment including but not limited to calipers, micrometers and height gages
  • Experience in First Article and First Piece inspection process
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Knowledge of ANSI Y 14.5 Geometric, Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Good mechanical/technical skills and ability to read engineering drawings. GD&T proficiency is highly desirable
  • Previous metrology experience
  • Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing methods is highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to work in a self-directed environment.
  • Abilty to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Experience in ERP systems, SAP desired
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with employees and managers at all levels within the company
  • Possesses strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in standard business software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office)
  • Goal oriented and team focused to ensure completion of projects in a timely manner

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

  • Work is accomplished in a moderately clean plant environment
  • The production floor does not have a cooling system
  • The sound level in the work environment may fluctuate due to noises associated with manufacturing process
  • Regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil and/or fumes
  • Goal oriented and team focused to ensure

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Performs all work in accordance with safety and workmanship and good housekeeping specifications
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee alternates between sitting and standing/walking for long periods of time
  • This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as required per plant rules


  • New employee safety orientation and training on special tools or software required for job performance
Position Requirements



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