Mechanical Inspector

Job Description

Performs in-process inspection and final acceptance of components including vendor supplied assemblies. Material is inspected for conformance to dimensional requirements as well as physical characteristics. A full range of materials are inspected including raw materials, machined parts, castings/forgings, stampings, molded products, fabricated parts, electrical/electronic components, subassemblies, and assemblies. Inspections are performed using a variety of standard instruments and testing devices and equipment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyzes documentation, such as drawings, military specifications and standards, Quality Verification Plan (QVP), Quality Assurance Procedures (QAP), Procurement Inspection Plans (PIP), etc., to determine the level of inspection and the best method of inspection and tooling required to perform the inspection.
  • Analyzes quality related issues which may arise and provide recommendations for solutions. This must be accomplished in a timely manner and through use of effective communication skills and application of appropriate technical ability.
  • Inspections are performed using a variety of standard instruments and testing devices and equipment.
  • Must be capable to effectively communicate with various levels of personnel, e.g. program managers, machinists, engineers, management staff, external customers (e.g. ISEA and DCM), etc.
  • Works under the supervision of a Team Leader who gives minimal instructions. Team Leader is available for consultation.
  • Employee is responsible for maintaining/improving housekeeping in his/her work area and adhering to established safety rules and practices.
  • Must understand shop floor computerized time and attendance system and independently execute assigned responsibilities. Examples of those responsibilities are: clocking in and out upon arrival and departure from work, close shop order sequences when work is complete, etc.


  • Required Skills and Education
    • Must have the knowledge and skill to set, use and read standard measuring instruments.
    • Must have knowledge of, and the ability to apply appropriate algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric functions to blueprint dimensions in the inspection of parts.
    • Must have the ability to read and interpret multi-paged complex blueprints.
    • Must have the ability, confidence, and self motivation to apply talents independently and with good judgment.

    Physical Demands

    The work requires employee to stand for long periods, stoop, bend, reach, and climb. Frequently handles objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Cranes, hand trucks, and other lifting and moving equipment are available for heavier loads.

    About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

    BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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