Columbia Tech

Job Summary

Perform a variety of inspections at various levels of assembly and manufacturing, including first article, in-process, and final inspections of complex electro-mechanical assemblies for conformance to specifications so to determine acceptance or rejection.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspect complex electro-mechanical assemblies utilizing visual and mechanical inspection methods.
  • Prepare required inspection documentation such as written descriptions of inspection results including deviations from engineering specifications.


  • Min. 5 yrs. working as an inspector in the electronics industry; additional knowledge of PCB, Cable & Harness Inspection.
  • Certified to IPC-A-620 workmanship std.; certification as IPC-A-620 instructor a plus.
  • Proficient working with assembly blueprints, bills of materials, etc.
  • Proficient with inspection tools: calipers, scales, micrometers, multi-meters, feeler gauges pin gauges.
  • Ability to perform multiple types of inspection: PCB, Electro-mechanical, Cable & Harness or RII.
  • Ability to understand and execute First Article Inspections to meet requirements.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and mathematical skills.
  • Proficient in GD &T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance).
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Able to work with effectively little or no direct supervision.
  • Having an understanding of the inspector’s role and relevance in meeting the company’s quality policy and objectives.
  • Working knowledge of IPC-A-620 workmanship standards.
  • Knowledge of inspection reporting.
  • Understanding of how to identify non-conforming material properly.
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency without compromising quality
  • Strong attention to detail.

Working Environment

Approximately 90% of the work is performed in a precision, light industrial production area. The remaining time will be spent in office and warehouse areas.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand for an extended amount of time, walk and reach with hands and arms. Able to lift and move up to 50 pounds.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.