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Test Technician 3 (Quality/Inspection)

Location US-TN-Jonesborough
Job ID
Quality & Mission Assurance - Other


The Test Technician 3 position will perform inspection of in-process and finished products, perform a variety of testing techniques, complete and review inspection documents, and accept or reject material based on customer specifications and guidelines while maintaining traceability and acceptable quality standards. The Test Technician 3 will work within the Quality Assurance Department and will report directly to the Sr. Manager of Quality Assurance.  This position requires the ability to work any shift as dictated by production requirements (1st, 2nd or 3rd), the ability to work overtime, weekends and shifts of 10 to 12 hours per day. 


This position may be filled at the current level or the next higher level

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Create and maintain accurate records; Prepare simple to complex reports; Read and interpret complex drawings; Effectively present information to customers, client departments and other employees within the organization; Read, interpret and understand written or verbal requirements, procedures and specifications to perform assigned tasks; Prepare inspection reports; Record and maintain accurate records and files; Prioritize work to meet critical deadlines; Follow Safety Practices; Work effectively in a team environment and interface effectively with all levels of employees within the organization; Perform mathematical calculations accurately and efficiently; Perform visual inspection or product; Set-up inspection processes; Inspection of in-process or finished product; Initiation, preparation and follow through of inspection reports to include screening, rework and re-inspection; Compile and prepare reports; Perform statistical analysis; Performance of all types of inspection processes; Accept or reject material based on approved inspection equipment and methods; Assume supervisory role, as required; Provide leadership and direction to less senior technicians; Train less senior personnel; Review and make suggestions for changes to inspector plans, inspector procedures for processes defined by Engineering; Work with customer representatives for lot acceptance; Assist Manufacturing with troubleshooting quality deficient products; Provide support and give recommendations during audits; Maintain quality documents/reports per procedures; Maintain a clean and safe work environment and work area.


Associate’s Degree and three (3) years of precision inspection experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A certification in two or more non-destructive testing (NDT) methods is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of all standard measuring and gaging equipment, quality standards and techniques; applicable laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations, non-destructive and destruction testing techniques and principles; gaging methods and sampling plans; read and interpret simple to complex blueprints and engineering Drawings; Ability to perform visual setup and dimensional inspection of complex parts and assemblies; Intermediate math skills; Calibration and Metrology principles; Techniques, tools and instruments involved in the use of precision technical plans, inspection plans, blueprints, drawings and/or models; Numbers, their operation and inter-relationships, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, trigonometry, and their applications; Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook; Familiarity with Statistical Process Control methods. Requires the ability to interface with all levels of personnel and work in a team environment. Must be able to wear and use personal protective equipment including but not limited to safety shoes, eyeglasses, coveralls, ear plugs and various monitoring equipment. Requires the ability to pass a visual acuity exam upon hire and annually thereafter (Near Vision must meet the Jaeger #1 test at less than 12 inches with one eye, natural or corrected) (NAS410). Effective verbal and written communication skills are essential. Requires the ability to obtain a DoD security clearance at the appropriate level.


Physical/Environmental Requirements: 


The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations.  


Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto.  Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary.  This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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