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Quality Assurance Inspector

CLARK Material Handling Company

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted November 25, 2021.

CLARK Material Handling Company, a global leader in the forklift industry is seeking to add a Quality Inspectors to our Assembly operations.

To be considered you must apply on our website at:

The Quality Assurance Inspector will perform quality control inspections, checks, and tests during and after the manufacture of material handling products.

May also be responsible to inspect materials, parts and products at all stages of production to ensure that quality standards, processes, and policies are built into the products, resulting in top quality material handling products being delivered to our dealers and customer.

In this position you could be assigned to different areas to perform various inspection tasks, including final inspection of products coming off the assembly lines, or inspecting and auditing of supplier parts to insure that there is a consistent quality expectation across the supplier base.

The individual must embrace a role in assuring defects do not reach the customer.

Essential Functions:
Responsible to perform in-process and final inspections of various types of material handling equipment coming off the assembly lines, or supplier parts.

Will be checking for mechanical issues, assembly errors, defective parts, malfunctions and any issue that does not meet our quality standards.
Inspections could require the use of precision measuring equipment such as calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, depth gages, optical comparators, height gages, torque wrenches, multi-meters, durometers, thread gauges, hardness testers, verniers, and coordinate measuring equipment.
Will be responsible to clearly present written descriptions of inspection results
Establishes and maintains a quality system to ensure that the products manufactured meet our quality standards and are defect free.Develop root cause analysis procedures to resolve quality issues.
Develops and carries out quality improvement programs using data to target improvement activities in supply base or assemblers performance.
Will be a significant contributor to the overall quality of our products.

Ensures that initial sample runs and first articles go smoothly.
Gives feedback to necessary departments on the problems discovered such as incorrect or incomplete drawings or other issues.
Solicit input from Purchasing, Engineering, Supplier Quality and suppliers to determine rework or scrap of non-conforming material.
Track defects by developing and maintaining charts/logs using various programs for feedback to appropriate personnel.
Document and record issues found on other Clark factory trucks and parts.Keep thorough records of costs and expenses relating to the rework of all Clark products.Send detailed emails and fill out corrective actions or non conforming forms and send to affiliates.Then summarize all issues and make quarterly reports.
Attend QA meetings, take minutes, keep track of action items, and solve any CLARK supplier related issues.
Basic Qualifications:
Prior experience in a mechanical manufacturing environment, with a technical degree preferred or equivalent experience.
Forklift Operator experience
A high level mechanical aptitude and attention to detail
Knowledge of inspection techniques.
Proven track record of process and quality improvements.
Understanding of ERP systems in multi-site environment.
Cross functional experience giving a broad appreciation of business needs.
Ability to communicate effectively with others internally and externally at various levels of the organization through clear, concise writing and telephone usage with influencing skills.
Ability to handle volume and mix of assignments on a daily basis.
Must have efficient Computer skills and be able to create forms, spreadsheets, reports and presentations.
Must have good interpersonal skills, and good analytical skills.
Ability to lift and move parts up to 50lb.
Blue Print reading skills
Working knowledge of small hand tools, inspection techniques, and quality control gages.
Strong Statistical Analysis skills, strong attention to detail
Excellent attendance and safety record.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Must be Covid19 vaccinated.
This position description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or duties

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $20.00 per hour

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Referral program
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance
8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
Application Question(s):
Have you been vaccinated for COVID-19 or begun the vaccination process?
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location