Quality Inspector – 2nd Shift

Cromwell, United States (USA), GKN Aerospace [GKNA-QI2S]

Field(s) of expertise
Product and Quality Assurance
Job type

About this job

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


  • Perform routine and complex inspection and quality activities involved in the manufacture and development of products and processes, dimensional layout inspection and ‘first article’ verification
  • Provide technical input in areas that involve process inspection methods and acceptance criteria to Engineering, Purchasing and Manufacturing
  • Collect data for SPC applications
  • Learn and develop hands-on proficiency with composite inspection processes utilized by the company
  • Perform inspection activities involved in the manufacturing of products and processes
  • Follow written and verbal instructions, engineering drawings or sketches
  • Participate in the operation of and compliance with all safety, hazardous material handling, and disposal requirements in accordance with government regulations and company procedures
  • Perform Process and product audits
  • Prepare inspection reports, document observations such as non-conformances
  • Communicate ideas, problems, and suggestions to a supervisory authority
  • Maintain a clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) in full compliance with all internal, customer and government regulations
  • Comply with Human Resources policies in a manner that is fair and equitable for all employees while ensuring optimum productivity and resource utilization and a safe workplace
  • Fully comply with the Company “Policy Statement on Contracting with the United States Government” in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the government including ensuring any subordinate staff is aware of the Company policy and their individual responsibility and accountability for complying with this procedure
  • Perform other assignments and tasks as directed;


Required Qualifications:

  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in hands-on operational quality
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to read and follow detailed instructions
  • Ability to work from sketches and use simple measuring instruments such as tape measures, micrometers and vernier gages
  • Knowledge of arithmetic involving decimals and fractions and its application to use sketches and measuring instruments
  • Subject to complete vision exam per requirements of National Aerospace Standards (NAS) 410

Additional Qualifications:

  • Willing and able to perform a wide range of physical activities, some requiring fine manual dexterity
  • Ability to communicate job problems to a supervisor
  • Ability to recognize discrepancies on materials or processes
  • Must be willing to work as a team player as well as independently
  • Must be willing to work in both Cromwell and Wallingford locations as needed by the company

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