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Aircraft Inspector

@Orchard (formerly Talent Orchard) has been an immediate opening to support our large Federal Systems Integration firm for an experienced Aircraft Inspector to their exciting program in Waco, TX. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with one of the largest aerospace firms with a global footprint of more than 89, 000 employees. The initial contract duration will be 8 months with a strong upside for full-time employment potential.

Position Description:

  • Inspect completed aircraft modification and maintenance actions to written specifications and blueprints.
  • Inspect ground handling operations of aircraft throughout the modification and maintenance process.
  • Ensure procedures are followed and resolve quality-related issues.
  • Maintain and improve quality, uniformity, and reliability of the total modification and maintenance effort.
  • Perform inspections and tests and ensure others perform appropriate inspections and tests.
  • Ensure the product and processes are within specification.
  • Responsible for the overall quality of the aircraft, including all modification and maintenance activities performed.
  • Responsible for presenting products to and liaising with DCMA.
  • Responsible for overseeing and ensuring the quality of the work performed by subcontractors.
  • Perform detailed kitting inspections.
  • Address day-to-day quality issues.
  • Proactively address customer quality issues, complaints, etc.
  • Lead and facilitate cross-functional teams to solve quality problems.
  • Use Corrective Actions to drive change and improve training, work habits, and procedures of modification/maintenance personnel.
  • Establish, track, analyze, and report on key quality metrics.
  • Maintain and improve the Quality Management System.
  • Actively participate in establishing and promoting a Quality Culture.
  • Conduct safety inspections.
  • Conduct training of modification and ground handling operations.
  • Conduct internal audits of manufacturing and modification processes.
  • Support the FOD Prevention Program.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • A minimum of 10 years of aircraft maintenance with 5 years of aircraft Quality Inspector experience is required.
  • Must have experience with modification/maintenance of aircraft, releasing of safe aircraft, assembly and testing of components, and applicable inspections.
  • Must be proficient at reading and interpreting specifications to include blueprints and drawing packages.
  • Must be proficient at using basic inspection tools such as calipers, micrometers, depth gauges, hole gauges, radius gauges, etc.
  • Must be experienced in working with Government customers/programs.
  • Must be experienced in working with DCMA.
  • Must possess strong leadership abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be experienced at solving problems and have strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to mentor and coach team members.
  • Must be a team player and work well with others.
  • AS9100 experience is a plus.
  • A&P certification is highly desired.

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