Kratos Technology & Training Solutions Mechanical Inspector II - III in Sacramento, California

Job Description:

With precision in execution and meticulous attention to detail, performs inspections at various stages of assembly and manufacturing, including first article, in-process, and final inspections, of complex machined/molded parts for conformance to specifications. Maintains accurate records..


  1. Prepare required inspection documentation such as written descriptions of inspection results including deviations from engineering specifications.
  2. Generate Discrepant Material Reports (DMR), process materials / items into and out of hold areas. Verifies remediation actions completed per DMR instructions.
  3. Perform Quality transactions in various systems: ERP (Cincom), DMR Log, Continuous Improvement Action Log.
  4. Cooperate with and support Engineering and Manufacturing efforts.
  5. Maintain a clean work area ensuring strict adherence to the 5S Standards.
  6. Comply with established safety directives.
  7. Familiar with CEis Quality Management System requirements and follow procedures as applicable to Mechanical Inspector responsibilities.
  8. Communicate in English, both written and verbal.
  9. Work well as an individual contributor as well as in a team environment.
  10. Maintain accurate time keeping.

Mechanical Inspector II

  1. Perform critical quality-testing activities on projects covering mechanical installations and hardware testing.
  2. Perform First Article (FA) inspection to validate product requirements with little to no assistance.
  3. Apply established inspection procedures and recommend changes to inspection formats and procedures to improve quality process.
  4. Inspect complex machined and molded tools, fixtures, and parts using advanced measuring and layout instruments and equipment and visual and mechanical inspection methods.
  5. Present hardware and documentation for source inspection review to customer and/or government representatives.
  6. Assist in the training of other personnel as required.
  7. Perform or assist with internal QMS audits.
  8. Read and understand supplier performance data.
  9. Operate the manual CMM.
  10. Perform calibration process.

Additional Desired Skills for Inspector II

  1. CWI Weld inspection Certification/ NDT Experience

Mechanical Inspector III

  1. Assist Engineering with special validation requirements (prototypes, pre-production builds; all of which may have limited information).
  2. Work from written or verbal instructions, detailed engineering drawings and 3D models.
  3. Able to set up, load program and run a programmable CMM.
  4. Participate when needed in design reviews on cross-functional teams to ensure that conformance to specification, inspect-ability, reliability, safety and quality system objectives are met.
  5. Provide Manual CMM On-Job-Training to Mechanical Inspector II.

Additional Desired Skills for Inspector III

  1. CMM Programming using PC-DMIS or other application language.
  2. A&P; (Airframe and Power plant) certification.
  3. ASQ or Industry certification such as Mechanical Inspector, Auditor, or other quality function.
  4. Knowledge of Statistical Process Control tools (SPC).

Experience and Skills:

  1. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).

Mechanical Inspector II

  1. Two to four years related experience.
  2. High school diploma
  3. Works under minimal supervision.
  4. Understands the use of common gages and measurement instruments.
  5. Proficient in surface plate tools and techniques.
  6. Previous application of quality tools including CMM, open set-ups, and a variety of hand inspection tools to ensure parts conform to all drawing requirements and specifications.
  7. Experience working with QMS, AQL, Mil, aerospace and other industry specifications.
  8. Proficient MS Word and MS Excel.
  9. Basic understanding of GD&T.;
  10. Must be able to research traceability and construct data packages.
  11. Must understand calibration systems and traceability to standards.
  • *Mechanical Inspector III
  1. Four plus years of related experience as a mechanical or senior process inspector. May consider formal QA/QC training or certification in lieu of experience.
  2. High school diploma; AA degree or some college credits preferred.
  3. Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
  4. Willing and able to train/mentor team members as needed.
  5. Must be able to work from written or verbal instructions, detailed engineering drawings and 3D models.
  6. Must be very fluent in GD&T; (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing) and the application of AMSE Y14.5M.
  7. Able to use team skills and add value when participating on problem solving and process improvement teams.


  • May work extended hours or weekends as business needs.
  • Office and manufacturing environment.
  • Possibility of exposure to noise and hazardous chemicals.
  • Standing on a hard surface, walking, some lifting (not over 50 lbs

Job Tracking ID: 85347-232268

Location: Sacramento, CA

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

Date Updated: April 11, 2017

Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)

Years of Experience: At least 3 Years

Level of Education: High School/GED

Starting Date: ASAP