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MEC-20-00030 Mechanical Inspector, 2nd Shift - Newton, NJ

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Minimum Education Level :
High School Diploma/GED
Experience Required :
2 years
Duration :
Full Time Regular
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First Shift (Day)
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Job Description

The position effectively assures vendor & manufacturing compliance to Thorlabs ISO9001 quality standards protecting customers. Inspectors perform visual and dimensional inspection of precision parts and make quick, accurate pass/fail decisions. The majority of this person’s time should be spent inspecting Thorlabs components coming off the CNC machines and manually equipment to guarantee the accuracy of the CNC machine set up and to ensure that the internal machine shop is producing quality components. Although the location of the position is in Newton, NJ, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other ThorLabs locations. Working hours are from 4pm - 2:30am.

Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:
• Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications.
• First article inspection of all internal changes and new products.
• Measure dimensions of products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers.
• Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required.
• Document control of processes that have been validated.
• Record inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded.
• Mark items with details such as grade or acceptance-rejection status.
• Reconcile final inspection documentation for shipments.
• Handle issues pertaining to outside processes performed by vendors for the shop.
• Assist with product flow through the department.


• Minimum 2 years of experience in quality control function in manufacturing environment preferred
• Mechanical manufacturing inspection experience preferred.
• High School Diploma or equivalent or equivalent work experience
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
• Ability to learn, understand, and effectively apply sampling plans.
• Good verbal and written communication skills to operate in both individual and team environments.
• Capable of reading mechanical drawings and interpret dimensional tolerances. Knowledge of mechanical measurement and machining as well as an understanding of ISO9001 as it applies to inspection and non-conformance.
• Must understand, use and be able to explain sample plans (AQL…)
• Adaptable to process and procedure changes.
• Capacity to convert from imperial to metric measurements.
• Ability to meet department standards for productivity and quality.
• Computer literacy using MS Office, Outlook and ERP software is mandatory.
• Must know how to use common mechanical test equipment including calipers, micrometers, gauges, pins and vision systems for mechanical measurement.
• High attention to detail.
• Keep abreast of topics in their field as well as be excited about continual training and growth in their area

Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

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Founded in 1989, Thorlabs seeks to accelerate the forward movement of scientific discovery and advancement! As a vertically integrated manufacturer of photonics components, instruments, and systems, our vast product portfolio includes over 20,000 items, ranging from optics and optomechanical positioning components to imaging systems, many of which are customer inspired.

Photonics is the foremost technology driving innovation in science and engineering. As the number of technological innovations has grown, Thorlabs has extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever increasing role serving the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well as the industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments.

Headquartered in Newton, NJ, Thorlabs has grown to over 1800 employees with manufacturing and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, China, and Brazil. As light-based technologies push into new markets, Thorlabs plans to enter early with the products and services required to ensure the ultimate success of our customers.
Type :
Direct Employer
Address :
56 Sparta Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860

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