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Quality Lead Technician

Company: Gast Manufacturing
Location: Naperville
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Job Description:

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POSITION TITLE : Quality Lead Technician

REPORTING TO: Director of Quality

LOCATION: Benton Harbor, MI

Who is GAST Manufacturing?

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, GAST Manufacturing has a long history of being the leader in design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products. We specialize in offering cost effective solutions for a wide variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and environmental cleanup applications. We are looking to add more talent to our Benton Harbor, Michigan facility.

*This is an onsite position.

SUMMARY: Coordinate daily activities in receiving inspection department. Contacts external suppliers in regard to Non-Conforming Material. Writes and revises work instructions and procedures regarding receiving inspection.


  • Performs inspections on products and documents inspection information in the database. Provides samples of non-conforming product. Follow-up audit non-conformances to verify corrective actions. Coordinate pulling suspect material from production or stock.
  • Coordinates daily activities in receiving inspection department. Responsible for tracking and updating department metrics.
  • Communicates internally and externally in resolving issues with non-conforming material.
  • Acts as a resource for Quality Engineering in troubleshooting product related issues. Works with Engineering to resolve print issues related to incoming product.
  • Writes and revises work instructions, layout sheets, and appropriate receiving inspection procedures.
  • Works with Layout Technician and provides assistance when needed.
  • Trains inspectors on receiving inspection criteria.
  • Train and supervise employees on rework and/or sorting of incoming product.
  • Assists in preparing annual budget for the Receiving Inspection Department. Works with accounting on non-conforming material scrap justification. Physically dispose of authorized scrap
  • Identify gauging needed for receiving inspection - working with Metrology or tool designer. Aids in maintenance of variable gauging, instructs manufacturing personnel in the usage of variable gauging. Performs Gage R & R studies.
  • Performs audit inspections on internal processes or products and compiles information into the database.

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Recognized Training in GD&T, With Gast Machine Shop /Assembly Experience.
      • Demonstrated Ability to Operate Computers; Scanner, Copier, and Other Office Equipment
      • Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement
      • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment that promotes thinking independently and showing initiative in anticipating and preventing problems.
      • Additional requirements include mechanical aptitude using mechanical/physical and visual acuity, ability to do long term repetitive work and excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.

        GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

        The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.

        Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

        IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

        Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at for assistance with an accommodation. These contact tools may be used only by individuals with a disability for accommodation requests. Do not inquire as to the status of an application.

Keywords: Gast Manufacturing, Naperville , Quality Lead Technician, Professions , Naperville, Illinois

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