Quality Inspector

Why work for RL Hudson

We pride ourselves on our employees and meticulous facilities. When you work at RL Hudson & Rapid Production Tooling, you’re a part of something great.  We are a rapidly growing, family owned company that specializes in solving problems and increasing value for our customers. Many of the world’s most sophisticated manufacturing companies rely on us for a wide range of components, including molded rubber, molded plastic, formed hoses, sealing devices and custom assemblies. These large OEMs turn to RL Hudson & Rapid Production Tooling when they need innovative design solutions, excellent service, reliable quality and delivery at a great value. We are constantly looking for talented individuals to join our team. Let’s explore the possibilities together.

JOB TITLE:  Quality Inspector

JOB TYPE: Full Time   

REPORTS TO:  General Manager

STATUS: Salaried


Job Summary:

The Quality Inspector is responsible for metrology, reviewing products and materials during manufacturing to ensure customer compliance and conformity. Their duties include measuring objects compared to their intended physical specifications, running quality tests and identifying defects and non-conformities.

Performing FAIR’s, capability studies, and validations. 


  • Ensuring and developing quality standards for products the company produces
  • Performing metrology to support OQ PQ, FAIR’s, validations, and capability studies.
  • Reading blueprints and specifications (GD&T) to ensure conformance
  • Recommending any necessary adjustments and changes to production processes
  • Inspecting and testing the materials and equipment produced.
  • Identify equipment and personnel needs for the department.
  • Using tools and equipment such as calipers, micrometer, CMM, optical comparator, and vision systems to measure products.
  • Identification and segregation of product that don’t meet production standards and recommending strategies to improve product quality.
  • Accepting or rejecting finished products and discussing inspection results with the production team
  • Performing inspections at random to assess product quality, including Tooling and Molding.
  • Promote a safety-oriented culture.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED required. Some college preferred.
  • Experience with quality control techniques and concepts such as Six Sigma, ISO 9000, OQ \ PQ process validation.
  • Experience with measuring devices such as CMMs, vision systems, meters, gauges, computers, calipers, and other measuring instruments and equipment
  • Five years’ Quality Engineer or auditor experience with plastics preferred


Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Desire and aptitude to develop inspection skills and concepts
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • 2D print and tolerance interpretation
  • Solid understanding and application of GD&T principles
  • Process capability and validation
  • Attention to detail
  • Technical skills and ability to understand blueprints, documents and manuals
  • Knowledge of high level mathematics and computer skills
  • Ability to influence others to follow rules and regulations
  • Strong leadership skills and teamwork mentality
  • Verbal and written communication



Occasional (1-33%) Frequent (34-66%) Constant (67-100%)

Climbing: Body agility is emphasized for ascending or descending ladders, stairs, ramps, and the like by using feet, legs, hands or arms. Occasional
Stooping: Bending the body downward and forward at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Occasional
Kneeling: Bending legs to come to a rest on the knee(s). Occasional
Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Occasional
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Occasional
Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms or on the shoulder. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 50 pounds) Occasional
Pushing: Using the upper extremities to exert force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 50 pounds) Occasional
Pulling: Using the upper extremities to exert force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 50 pounds) Occasional
Sitting: Remaining in the normal seated position. Constant
Standing: Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position without moving about, particularly for sustained periods of time. Occasional
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks. Frequent
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 30 pounds) Occasional
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and/or palm. Occasional
Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers for the purpose of picking up items, typing, operating ten-key or performing data entry. Constant
Talking: Expressing or exchanging instructions and ideas by means of the spoken word. Constant
Hearing: Ability to receive oral information and/or sounds through the ear. Constant
Seeing: Obtaining impressions through the eyes of the distance, size, shape, motion, color, or other characteristics of objects. The major visual functions are:

1. Acuity (far and near)
2. Depth perception (perceiving distances)
3. Color vision (distinguishing between different colors)
4. Field of vision (seeing a wide range of objects at the same time).


Seniority Level
5 years experience, minimum

• Plastics Production

Job Functions
• Manufacturing, Metrology, Inspection, Conformance


         • This position is occasionally exposed to the following environmental conditions: subject to air and/or skin exposure to oils and/or other hazardous materials, sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level and one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin: fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation

• This position is constantly protected from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.