Penetrant Inspector

LMI is a world-class leader in designing, building and manufacturing aerospace structures, systems and components for commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace customers. We employ engineering, manufacturing and testing experts throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Our integrated team approach and full life cycle of capabilities enable our employees to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities for career growth within our organization.
We are currently seeking an Inspector. The Inspector position performs inspection functions of assembled parts. Must be able to read and interpret customer instructions, blueprints, drawings, etc., read and interpret charts and other statistical information, prepare parts and documentation for outside criteria, and participate in work center and other problem solving teams as requested. In all actions, supports LMI's Quality Policy, Mission Statement and other LMI policies and procedures by supporting our commitment to total customer satisfaction, quality products and services, lean processes, continuous improvement, on-time delivery, safety, teaming, individual accountability and respect for people.
Promote a safe and healthy work environment by following all Company safety policies and procedures.
Assist in establishing and documenting inspection criteria; prepare parts and documentation to meet external criteria.
Inspect pre-assembled and partially or fully assembled aircraft parts and structures.
Complete all required inspection documentation, including First Article Inspections.
Accurately interpret customer purchase orders, blueprints, mylars, engineering drawings and other documents related to job specifications as an aid in the inspection process.
Conduct internal audits of the Quality Management System.
Write customer submittal tags.
Utilize appropriate tools such as gauges, scales, calipers, and other measuring equipment to check part integrity.
Read and interpret SPC charts and other statistical information.
Assist production in meeting customer requirements.
Participate in work center and other problem solving teams as requested.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
May help develop work instructions or assist other work centers. Willing to perform tasks for other work centers as required to accommodate customer requirements and work-flow within the plant. Employees are required to keep their work area clean, and sweep their work area at the end of their shift.
Must know, understand and follow all job tools available and applicable to the job and the plant, including work instructions, the Employee Handbook, etc.
Other duties as assigned.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Adaptability ? Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality ? Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Computer skills ?
Able to successfully navigate and utilize:
Microsoft Word (Reporting & quality forms and documents) Microsoft PowerPoint (include the ability to incorporate product photographs)
Microsoft Excel
(use for statistical data and
spreadsheets) Microsoft Outlook e-mail
Customer Service ? Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
Dependability ? Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Ethics ? Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; Works with integrity and ethically.
Initiative ? Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Language Skills ? Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; Ability to print and speak simple sentences. Must be able to read and interpret work instructions such as written, drawings, sketches, sample parts, specifications, engineering blueprints, and planning.
Manufacturing Skills ? Ability to identify, understand and work with manufacturing processes and methods including flow, layout, assembly and production equipment; Understanding of Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques.
Mathematical Skills ? Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Oral Communication ? Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in Meetings.
Organizational Support ? Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.
Planning/Organizing ? Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.
Problem Solving ? Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Professionalism ? Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Quality ? Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity ? Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
Reasoning Ability ? Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions; Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Safety and Security ? Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Teamwork ? Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Participates in meetings.
Written Communication ? Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Other Qualifications:
Ability to work overtime including weekends and holidays as needed.
Need to possess a thorough understanding of process flows, lead times and lean principles in the manufacturing environment.
2 year Associates Degree or Technical Training in Aerospace Industry; or comparable related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2 years of experience in the manufacture of sheet metal parts and/or assemblies for the aerospace industry.
Understanding of metal fabrication fundamentals.
Advanced blueprint reading skills including knowledge of dimensioning and tolerance.
Advanced knowledge of measurement instruments with surface plate/height gauge experience.
Ability to understand and interpret basic SPC charts and information.
Ability to handle multiple assignments within the same time period.
We take care of our people.
401(k) retirement savings plan with a percentage company-match contribution
Competitive wages
Paid holidays
Paid time off
Medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental insurance
Short-term disability
Long-term disability
Employee assistance plan ? for access to counseling, consulting and other community resources
Wellness program
Tuition assistance
Subject to eligibility, terms, and conditions
This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be required. This document does not create an employment contract. Employees of the Company are employed on an "at will" basis and may be terminated at any time.
LMI is an equal employment opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, LMI provides access and opportunities to those with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who seek to access the company's online application system. If an applicant is unable to fully access the online application system, LMI will provide a reasonable accommodation. Applicants with disabilities may contact us at 636-916-2400 for assistance accessing the on-line application system. Callers should have a detailed description of the requested accommodation, their name and preferred method of contact ready for LMI's Human Resources Department. LMI will make every effort to respond within two (2) business days. This phone number is not for the general submission of application materials.
LMI is an E-Verify Employer.
LMI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer

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