Inspection Supervisor

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-343419
    • Job Location: Sacramento, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/15/2022
    • Years of Experience: 5+
    • Radford Job Code: 01613
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Job Description


Supervises employees engaged in receiving inspection, supplier source inspection, in- process inspection and final inspection/testing activities and has overall responsibility for the smooth workflow of inspection, measurement and/or production test activities across all production departments and all shifts, ensuring that quality standards and production schedules are met.  


  1. Sets, communicates and measures performance standards of assigned staff and retains responsibility for tasks even when delegated.
  2.  Provides focused leadership in problem solving activities, escapes management and will be the focal point in holding team members accountable to progress in service to the business unit quality objectives. 
  3. Trains employees on inspection, measurement, and/or test practices, Quality Management System (QMS) procedures, safety precautions/policies, and other company practices; may delegate on-the-job training of new hires or transfers to staff.
  4. Ensures quality requirements of parts produced are understood by manufacturing and inspection personnel alike.  Works in partnership with manufacturing to ensure requirements are met.
  5. Ensure compliance with QMS procedures by staff.  Evaluates processes and practices for more efficient and effective methods and initiates improvements.
  6. Plans and allocates equipment and labor resources to ensure that production schedules can be met.  Resolves problems as they occur.  Ensures that workflow continues.
  7. Ensures that inspection, measurement, and test equipment is calibrated, maintained and repaired as needed.
  8. Collaborates with manufacturing and quality teams on determination of root causes of non-conformances.  Collects data, analyzes data and develops actions to prevent recurrence and improve performance.
  9. Completes all paperwork timely and accurately. Develops, trains and ensures department personnel complete required paperwork timely and accurately.   
  10. Coaches and counsels direct reports on a regular basis to ensure performance issues are addressed in a timely manner and to promote effective communication.  Initiates disciplinary actions, evaluates performance, recommends wage actions, and hires new department personnel.
  11. Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean.

Other Job Functions

  • Other duties as assigned



Experience and Skills


  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules
  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel
  • Must be effective at alliance building and creating a positive team spirit, both within department and the rest of the company.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel).
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge to new processes and procedures.


  • Associate Degree plus, minimum of 5 years experience working and leading others in a manufacturing/aviation maintenance environment or an equivalent combination of training or experience 
  • Related experience showing evidence of increased responsibilities in the designated area of Inspection which includes working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, CMM concept, Mechanical and Electrical Measurement techniques, etc.
  • Experience with the application of Lean Manufacturing concepts, Statistical Process Control methods, ability to understand trends related to upper and lower specification limits and attribute data is preferred.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 


  • Office and/or manufacturing  environment
  • Ability to stand/walk on hard surface for extended periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds infrequently, lighter lifting up to 25 pounds frequently
  • May be exposed to noise and hazardous chemicals
  • May work extended hours or weekends as business needs.
  • Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes. 


0-10% May be required between other KUAS locations

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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