Gear Inspector – Forest City Gear

Support production to ensure proper standards and procedures are followed while reducing scrap. Inspection of incoming, in-process, and final for all jobs as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review data and revisions on job sheet, prints, and variable sheets
  • Compare new and previous 1st Articles to verify data
  • 1st piece inspection approval
  • SPC and P-PAP customer requirements
  • Communicate inspection results to customers as needed
  • Create and utilize inspection programs
  • Provide inspection support for outside operations
  • Ability to operate all inspection equipment within the quality department
  • As needed, assist with blank inspection from internal blanking and blank suppliers
  • Responsible for control of calibration of inspection equipment including but not limited to micrometers and gauges

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Inspection on all other operations as needed
  • Ability to cross-train others
  • Must move to specific departments to complete in-process as required by workflow or absence of roaming inspector

Environmental Conditions:

  • Noise intensity level exposed with this job Moderate


  • Ability to operate vari-roll testing fixtures
  • General understanding of gear cutting processes
  • Basic understanding of CMM
  • Ability to use optical comparator
  • Ability to use Vinco Optical Dividing Machine
  • Skills with calipers, micrometers, and gages
  • Communication skills to train others as needed
  • Basic math & geometry skills
  • Basic materials knowledge
  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to create tooth/space alignment layouts

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years inspection experience in gear manufacturing OR 10 years inspection experience with 1 year in gear-specific inspection

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift/carry 40 pounds or less
    • (upward pulling)
  • Lift/carry Occasionally
  • Stooping Occasionally
    • (bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles)
  • Reaching Frequently
    • (extending hands and arms in any direction including upward and downward)
  • Walking Occasionally
    • (with normal breaks)
  • Sitting Occasionally
    • (with normal breaks)
  • Standing Frequently
    • (with normal breaks)