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Katecho Quality Inspector, $11-$13/hr - D1 (M-W, 7a-7p) & D2 (Th-Sa, 7a-7p) in Des Moines, Iowa

Quality Inspector, $11-$13/hr - D1 (M-W, 7a-7p) & D2 (Th-Sa, 7a-7p)

+ + Job Tracking ID: 512885-686369

  • Job Location: Des Moines, IA

  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)

  • Level of Education: Any

    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 07, 2020

  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years

  • Starting Date: February 18, 2020

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Job Description:

Job Title

Quality Inspector I


Inspector I

FLSA Status

Hourly Non-Exempt


Quality Control

Reports to

Quality Lead

Direct Reports


Positions available for D1 (Monday - Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.) & for D2 (Thursday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)


Responsible for functional testing, inspecting work in process, final inspection on the line, and end of line inspection for 100% of product. Must make sure the part is to customer specifications and engineering drawing. Requires strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision. Must evaluate defects based on inspection criteria and alert Quality Leads to disposition suspect product.


  • In a timely manner: perform functional test, inspect the quality of work in process material, and inspect the quality of final product prior to packaging and boxing. All tests and inspections should be performed according to established written Quality Department procedures, engineering drawings, customer specifications and documentation. This includes critical inspection items that may affect the function of the product such as seal verification, lot codes, pouch distribution, and boxing verifications.

  • Assist in Kit Verifications, Sampling, and Line Clearance Verifications at the beginning and ending of every order.

  • Assist in the collection of parts to verify accuracy of returns at the end of an order and the distribution of parts to the correct work station at the beginning of an order.

  • Fill in as required for any position in all areas of the Quality Department.

  • Alert supervision or management of problems with materials, assemblies, tools, etc.

  • Work as a team with the other employees in the Quality Department to complete testing and inspection functions.

  • Prioritize and complete work in a timely manner as outlined by supervision and management.

  • Test and inspect multiple product types in any given shift. May require switching between different products during the shift.

  • Maintain cycle time set by manufacturing when performing inspections and functional tests.

  • Evaluate product defects and make decisions regarding the status of the product based on the inspection criteria. Notify supervision to perform any necessary rework or reject classification of defective parts.

  • Maintain working knowledge of processes and instrumentation used in the Quality Department.

  • Lead in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and company loyalty.

  • Quality FLI’s overrule job descriptions, as FLI’s get reviewed and changed constantly.


  • Request necessary supplies and resources required to complete the jobs assigned.

  • Reject nonconforming product.

  • Alert supervision regarding problems with materials, assemblies, tools, etc.

  • Suggest improved or alternate methods of assembling or inspecting product.

  • Accept product within specification.

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Experience and Skills:


  • Attention for detail, and the ability to accurately record testing results and inspection criteria on quality records. Must be able to complete a position assessment test.

  • Able to perform routine tasks on a continuing basis.

  • Able to correctly inspect and test product according to instructions, engineering drawings, customer specifications and training.

  • Able to correctly use required tools, fixtures, rulers, testing equipment, etc. involved in the testing and inspection processes.

  • Able to communicate and work with others as a team.

  • Able to read and write English.

  • Able to read and understand the product criteria on engineering drawings.

  • Able to recognize quality problems with materials, work in process, and the final product.

  • Good work attendance and dependability.

  • If working nights or shifts with minimal supervision, must be able to pass a criminal background check.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, or sit. The employee is regularly required to use hands to grasp, finger or handle objects and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. This employee must occasionally lift and /or exert force from 25 pounds up to 75 pounds. Push and/or pull up to 300 pounds.


Majority of time spent sitting or standing at a workstation, inspecting product. May need to operate testing equipment or use tools and/or fixtures as part of the inspection and testing processes.


Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) Plan, 401(k) options