This is your opportunity to leverage your machine parts and welding inspection experience to join a growing, global industry leader and make an impact on quality for top valve products and brands. You will be part of the Flow Controls division in Houston, which develops solutions for applications found in general industrial, oil & gas, power generation and pulp and paper applications. Daily, you will be responsible for inspecting large fabrication welds and parts coming from our weld shop, and/or machined parts and castings coming in from our suppliers. Attention to detail will be critical, as will strong communication and interpersonal skills to work with team members throughout the organization. You will inspect a wide array of valve products including globe, control, gate, butterfly, ball, and surge relief valves from respected brands including M&J Valve, DeZurik and Copes-Vulcan.
At SPX Flow, we provide a welcoming atmosphere, visibility, and opportunities to learn and expand your skills, along with a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package. We value and appreciate our employees and applaud their contributions. Success in this role could set you up to take on additional responsibilities, advance within the role, or pursue other opportunities in our global organization.
We have two Quality Control / Inspection Tech roles available:
- A certified (see requirements below) swing shift position focused on project work.
- Depending on the project, you will work 8 to 11 hours daily, Monday through Friday, beginning at 1:30 or 2:00 PM.
- A non-certified day shift position.
- You will work a Monday-Friday day shift, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM, with some overtime available as needed.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Quality Control Supervisor, you will be responsible for performing visual and precision instrument inspection of manufactured parts and/or specialized inspections such as surface plate work, non-destructive examination (NDE), for compliance with specified requirements. Additionally, you will inspect welds to applicable codes and standards.
In performing your work, you will interact with multiple internal departments including Manufacturing, Sales, Engineering, Purchasing, Quality, Accounting, and Shipping/Receiving. You may also work with external contractors. Daily workflow is assigned by the Quality Control Supervisor and/or based on project demands, and is informally reviewed through daily observation. In addition, you will have annual formal performance reviews.
Some of your specific tasks will include:
- Performing visual, mechanical and/or non-destructive examination of purchased or manufactured parts, in process or finished, to determine if the parts conform to specifications, drawings, designated codes and standards.
- Inspecting welds to applicable welding codes and standards.
- Selecting the proper welding procedure application for the material to be welded.
- Assembling the weld map.
- Auditing all in-process welding activities and performing final walk down inspections as they relate to final acceptance.
- Using precision measuring and testing equipment, including surface plate, to perform mechanical inspections.
- Determining whether or not products or materials conform to specifications and recommending whether the nonconforming item should be reworked, repaired, returned to the vendor or scrapped.
- Performing welder qualification exams; maintaining welder qualification records.
- Preparing a Non-Conformance Report (NCR) for any part that does not meet specified requirements and processing it per established procedures.
- Entering data in the Inspector’s Transaction Activity Log associated with the parts received, inspected and rejected.
- Entering data through the shop labor reporting system for time and attendance and job reporting.
- Handing other assigned work-related functions as deemed necessary and appropriate by your immediate supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Knowledge of manufacturing processes and techniques, test equipment and procedures, and assembly applications.
- Ability to:
- Read and interpret blueprints.
- Use hand and power tools.
- Assemble a weld map.
- Maintain welder qualification records.
- Strong computer skills including:
- Experience with ERP systems, such as SAP, JDE or similar.
- MS Office Suite skills, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Knowledge of the valve industry is highly preferred.
- Ability to work in a team-oriented environment that is fast-paced and demanding.
- Strict attention to detail.
- Self-directed with excellent initiative.
- Proven ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy.
- Ability to work under stress and deliver to deadlines on-time.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong organization and prioritization skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
For both Quality Control Inspector opportunities, you will need:
- A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
- 3 years of inspection experience in a manufacturing environment.
For the certified swing shift role, you will also have:
- CWI certification.
- Mag particle certification.
- Liquid penetrant training.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.