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Lead Quality Inspector

Company: Enersys
Location: Longmont
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.

About Us

ABSL Space Products (a division of EnerSys) is the world-leading manufacturer of Lithium-ion batteries for space applications. The EnerSys/ ABSL team in Longmont, CO designs Lithium-Ion battery systems to meet the strenuous requirements of space travel. Our batteries power the future of space exploration, scientific advancement, and more in some of the finest spacecraft and launch vehicles in the industry. The EnerSys/ABSL team is tight-knit and employees value the small company feel while also being a part of EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions. The EnerSys/ABSL team is growing and looking for individuals that share a common interest in the space and power industry and want to work in this exciting environment.

ABSL is seeking a full time Lead Quality Inspector to lead, develop, improve, and maintain quality inspection processes and procedures in addition to monitoring manufacturing and test processes by performing inspections of product and equipment. In addition, the Lead Quality Inspector will lead, develop, improve, and maintain the equipment calibration process and CMM (Coordinate Measurement Machine) capabilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to Quality Manager.
  • Manages execution, management, and improvements to the equipment calibration process using lean principles and able to train others on the process.
  • Oversees execution, management, and improvements of QI process areas and procedures using lean principles and able to train others on the process.
  • Performs and manages CMM (Coordinate Measurement Machine) measurements and capabilities.
  • Able to resolve problems with minimal input from others.
  • Participates in internal audits regarding AS9100 compliance.
  • Achieves / Maintains IPC-J-STD-001, NASA 8739.1 NASA Conformal Coating & Staking (Polymerics Inspection), and NASA STD 8739.4 NASA STD Cable, Harness and Crimp (Inspection) Certifications
  • Performs incoming inspection of all purchased parts and associated paperwork.
  • Performs durometer checks.

Duties, cont.

  • Performs final close-out of build and test books.
  • Conducts random "audits" of build and test books to ensure compliance to procedures
  • Ensure all necessary paperwork and processes are completed following a discrepancy incident to allow build to continue.
  • Ensures all build and test documentation is completed correctly.
  • Performs peer checks for manufacturing and test technicians.
  • Performs quality control inspection of hardware to aerospace standards, drawings and work instructions.
  • Other duties as assigned by Quality Manager


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

  • Experience using and developing processes for CMMs (Coordinate Measurement Machines)
  • Ability to manage process improvement activities
  • Ability to efficiently develop, improve, document, and implement procedures and work instructions.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and procedures.
  • Able to travel to acquire referenced certifications and support off-site processes.
  • Ability and experience utilizing equipment to perform inspection tasks.
  • Computer proficiency in in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc..
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident

What We're Offering

  • 3+ weeks of paid time off plus 10 paid holidays
  • Medical/dental/vision for employee and dependents at a discounted rate,
  • Life insurance, short term disability, educational reimbursement, flex spending and employee stock purchase plan
  • 401K (we match 100% at 6% contribution level)
  • 9/80 schedule (9hr days M-F and then every other Friday off - every other weekend is a 3-day weekend)
  • Be part of a smart, high performing and passionate team.
  • An office conveniently located in Longmont, right off diagonal highway.
  • Salary: Our salary ranges are based on national averages. We have wide ranges so we can be flexible and determine compensation based on several factors including the candidate's skills and experience. The salary range for this position is $25-33/hr
  • Culture: We are a group of smart, talented people who are passionate about what we doand we have fun while doing it! Here in our Longmont location, we have all different backgrounds, which promotes creativity and fosters an inclusive environment. We pride ourselves in focusing on our customers' needs and by involving all associates in the day-to-day operations of our business.

Qualifications, cont.

  • 8-10 years' exp. In quality OR vocational degree w/ 6-8 year Experience in quality OR bachelor degree w/ 4-5 years as an inspector in high-reliability company with process improvement leadership responsibilities
  • Experience in quality within a manufacturing or highly regulated industry such as aerospace or medical device preferred
  • Must be able to certify to NASA, IPC Standards which include the ability to perform solder operations and to meet the minimum Far, Near and Color vision requirements of the NASA STD 8739 manufacturing series. Vision requirements may be met with corrected vision
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere as a contributing member.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Ability to halt a process if required or needed.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.

General Job Requirements

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to frequently bend; twist; reach; stoop; kneel or crouch.
  • Must be able to differentiate colors.
  • This position is exposed to harmful materials such as lead/fiberglass products. Periodic blood tests are required to measure the level of lead. Precautions are taken by the company/employee to reduce the risk of exposure and help ensure everyones safety.
  • Employees are responsible for wearing the required Personal Protective Equipment in the proper manner at all times.
  • Must be able and willing to wear a respirator.
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime.

EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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