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Mechanical Inspector/Supervisor

Company: Rochester Precision Optics LLC
Location: West Henrietta
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:


Mechanical Inspector/Supervisor


Quality Assurance

Reports to

Quality Lab Manager

RPO is a global leader in precision optics, optical components, and optical assemblies. We specialize in a full spectrum of products & services including - Design and Engineering, Systems Integration, Lens Assembly, Visible and Infrared Components, Glass and Plastic Molded Aspheres, and Thin Film Coating. As one of the fastest growing companies in Rochester, RPO offers exciting career paths and work on market-leading programs. See below one of many career opportunities to join to RPO team!

Job Summary:
The individual will perform Receiving Inspection, In-process Inspection, Final and other Inspections of mechanical components, opto-mechanical assemblies and tooling. The individual will be the primary programmer and user of a Zeiss CMM and other inspection/test equipment. The individual will be expected to train and assist others in the use and programming of the CMM and other inspection / test equipment. The individual will also participate in the calibration of RPO equipment

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

Supervise a team of Quality Optical Inspectors and train them on the latest product standards.
Create an environment of open communication that fosters upward feedback and suggestions.
Oversees and monitors the inspection and testing of materials, parts, and products to ensure adherence to established quality standards.
Establishes inspection protocols, defines sampling procedures, and determines equipment and mechanisms to be used in the testing process.
Responsible for complete inspection of mechanical components/assemblies and tools (incoming, in-process and finished) to customer, RPO and other drawings, standards, specifications and quality plans.
Perform Special Inspections: Responsible for complete and sample inspection of mechanical components/assemblies and tools to customer, RPO and other drawings, standards, specifications, and quality / qualification / engineering plans as related to First Article Inspections and Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer prototypes, qualifications, tests and experiments.
Responsible for participation in product and process audits to evaluate their compliance to all applicable specifications, standards, instructions, and policies.
Responsible for training in a clear, concise, and effective manner other personnel on the use of all inspection and test equipment including follow-up to ensure personnel understand and can effectively apply the provided training.


Expected to clearly and concisely report accurate and meaningful results to appropriate team members and to complete logs, reports and other data entry and analysis as dictated by procedures, policies, instructions and as indicated by management personnel.
Expected to provide input to quality planning activities.
Expected to provide input to continuously improve our products and processes.

Additional Requirements:

Expected to understand gage system errors and select and use appropriate equipment and techniques to provide actionable results.
Expected to review and understand product documentation such as inspection reports, flow charts, job travelers, material certifications and analysis reports, special processing data and reports and First Article Inspections packages, etc. to ensure adequacy to all applicable standards.
Competent use of hand measuring tools such as micrometers, calipers, radius gages, gage blocks, etc.
Competent performance of open plate layout using surface plates, drop gages, heights gages, etc.
Competent application and interpretation of GD&T preferred.
Competent use and programming of B&S Gage 2000 CMM a plus.
Competent ability to understand certification, data, test, inspection, analysis, etc. reports for mechanical components and assemblies.
Experience using statistical / quality / calibration software a plus.
Experience with plating, painting, coating and other special processes a plus.
Ability to effectively train others in the use and programming of inspection and test equipment.
Ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, suppliers, customers and management.
Ability to create effective, clear and concise inspection, data and analysis reports.
Ability to multi-task, remain organized and effectively manage time to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks.
Proficient math skills required.
Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident

Requirements and Competencies:
Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations to management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts.

Educational Requirements:

High School diploma. AAS or AS preferred.
Equivalent combination of education/experience is required
Experience (minimum 3 years) in metals and plastics manufacturing preferred.
Experience in optics manufacturing a plus.

Additional Requirements:

Pursuant to ITAR, EAR, and other export compliance laws and regulations, applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons as defined by U.S. law, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents ("Green Card" holders), persons granted refugee status or asylum status in the United States, or temporary residents granted amnesty.

Work Requirements:
Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand: use hands to fingers, handle or feel: and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch: and talk and hear.

The job may involve prolong periods of sitting/standing.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May involve prolonged periods of magnified inspection (eye strain)

Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp.
The employee is frequently required to use the computer.

Work Environment:

May involve the use of oils and solvents.
Subject to some soilage and irritation from cleaning solutions. (Lab Coats provided)
Generally works in a clean environment and works to maintain the environment as such.
Safety Glasses are required
May require area specific safety training

This position works in a manufacturing environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne paper particles.

Compensation & Benefits:
RPO offers highly competitive, total compensation packages linked directly to employee's professional experience. RPO's benefits include: Tuition Reimbursement Program, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 9 paid holidays, generous paid vacation and sick time and a 401(k) plan after a 60-day waiting period. Additionally, we work a 4/10 work week that provides for every Friday as a non-work day.

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Rochester Precision Optics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

4-10 hour work days, Monday through Thursday.PI190950408

Keywords: Rochester Precision Optics LLC, Rochester , Mechanical Inspector/Supervisor, Other , West Henrietta, New York

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