Quality Inspector I 

LOCATION: Salisbury / North Carolina (US-NC), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 6417 | JOB GRADE: 12  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



$17-21/hr; rotating weeks Monday - Thursday then Tuesday - Friday 5AM - 3:30 PM

Seeking individual with solid basic math skills, basic computer skills (Word, reading Excel documents) and experience with measurement tools (micrometers, calipers, etc.)


The Quality Inspector is responsible for using measuring devices to examine parts purchased and manufactured in house for accuracy and workmanship per engineering drawings. Manage Non-conforming material within the different departments and enter the information into the computer system. Perform various audits in work cells such as assembly & test, machining, shipping, receiving & the stockroom. Calibrate torque guns, torque wrenches, transducers among other tools and log in to calibration software. Ensure compliance with AAR lab testing.

(This job description is not all inclusive, other activities may be required. Description may be modified by Quality Manager/Quality Engineer)


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Understand and use various tools and measuring devices to evaluate the quality of parts per drawings. (Variable gages, attribute gages, SPC gages, torque wrenches, tensile tester, ozone machine, flexibility test apparatus, etc.)
  2. Understand & follow the written and unwritten policies and procedures associated with the department. Examples: Quality manual procedures for; Managing non-conforming material, Receiving Inspection, performing various audits, etc.
  3. Understand & operate SAP to perform transactions (Q2, Q3, Q4, etc.) and investigate material (QA32, QM01, MMBE, LS24, MB51, etc.)
  4. Strive to attain the safety, quality, production, and housekeeping goals for the department
  5. Follow the ESD (electro-static discharge) procedures.
  6. Maintain lab equipment to ensure top performance and monitor calibration adherence
  7. Calibration of gauges
  8. Verify and sort parts per Blueprint requirements as needed
  9. Support updating LDM boards
  10. Perform cell audits
  11. Follow MRB and Arrest process
  12. Create Quality alerts and support QE for corrective action validation
  13. Provide measurement and testing support for internal and external quality issues
  14. Ensure the conclusions from investigations are properly supported by facts, make recommendations for corrective and preventative actions that address the root cause, and all aspects of the investigations are thoroughly documented.
  15. Assist and train personnel as requested.
  16. Document all AAR testing and support hose testing
  17. Provide problem solving and failure analysis support to production, quality, and engineering as the technical expert.
  18. Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  19. Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  20. Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  21. Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.



Skills and Competencies


  1. Technical Capacity
    • Shop math
    • Blueprint reading
    • Shop use of measuring devices
    • Electro-static discharge training
    • Electric pallet jack
    • Versed in safety protocols of a manufacturing facility
    • Demonstrate functional knowledge of SAP system
    • Measuring devices – calipers, micrometer, optical comparator, contracer, Go-No-Go gages, AAR lab equipment
    • Knowledge/understanding of property descriptions.
    • Basic knowledge of quantitative methods/statistical procedures and graphic skills.
  2. Communication Proficiency
  3. Organization Skills
  4. Time Management



Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment:

The employee will be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.


Physical Demands

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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

20/30 Near vision



Required Education and Experience



  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. Prefer 1-2+ years of demonstrated quality inspector experience in a manufacturing environment
  3. Measuring devices for quality evaluations
  4. ERP electronic transactions (SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, etc.)




Additional Eligibility Qualifications


  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.



Safety Sensitive Position  


Yes  X No


Safety Sensitive Positions Include: Rail Service Technicians, Assemblers and Supervisors, General Technicians, Assemblers and Mechanics, Assembly Test Technicians, and Field Service Technicians, Assemblers, Mechanics, Engineers and Supervisors.



From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!


New York Air Brake LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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