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Incoming Quality Inspector

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JOB SUMMARY: The Incoming Quality Inspector is an important role within the Sterling CLT manufacturing group and is responsible for incoming inspection, and in-process monitoring of lumber and raw materials associated with the manufacture of CLT.  Statistical analysis, report writing, and documentation of inspection results are key elements of this position. 





  • Inspect all incoming CLT-SYP lumber for the following attributes and dimensions:
    • Correct packaging and pack sizing
    • Moisture content of the lumber
    • Correct dimensions
  • In-process monitoring:
    • Material is properly stored (location and dunnage)
    • Monitor lumber moisture contents
    • Monitor hall and facility humidity
    • Pre-checks of material selected for daily use  
  • Maintain documented records (by Supplier and Mill) of incoming inspections testing and results.
  • Analysis (SPC) of incoming inspection data for raw materials.
  • Timely dissemination of incoming inspection results to buyer and to CLT Mgmt.
  • Make recommendations for changes to inspection levels.   
  • Sample gathering for incoming inspection of adhesives for testing.
  • Quarantine (identification) of all “pre-tested” or non-qualifying material.
  • Participates in projects as requested by management



  • Understanding of SPC in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Toyota Production System or Lean Manufacturing
  • Tacit knowledge and prior implementation of Visual Factory processes.
  • Good technical writing, documentation, and record keeping skills.
  • Excellent analytical problem solving ability.



  • At least 3 years of progressive experience in a high volume high automation manufacturing environment.
  • SPC specific training required, Engineering or Manufacturing related degree preferred
  • Experience in 5S and Lean manufacturing (Toyota Production System) and formalized problem solving
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Ability to demonstrate solid written and oral communication skills.

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