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Quality Inspector

Responsible for fulfilling the role of quality Inspector; this is a hands-on position. Ensure the quality of the parts produced at HE or materials received from suppliers meets customer expectations; quickly and effectively act when non-conformities are found. Maintain the most recent interpretations of the quality system requirements and therefore ensure that documented practices meet the true interpretation of the integrated management system standards.

Department: Compliance                

Location: Chatham

Who you’ll report to: Compliance Manager


What you’ll be doing:


  • Goods In and Final Inspection activities using vendor ratings, sampling plan and component specifications.
  • Product Auditing and Testing.
  • Support of non-conforming components to relevant parties.
  • Internal and external calibration for test and manufacturing equipment.
  • Assistance with the processing of customer returns and complaints.
  • Inspection of special processes i.e. special labelling, kitting and assemblies
  • Creation of inspection specifications
  • Participate in first article inspections (FAI) for supplied materials or products.
  • Any other reasonable duties requested by your manager.


Person Specification

We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated and have a passion to contribute to the success of Hochiki. Our internal culture led by our core values are embedded across the business and help to define and shape our working relationships and how we aspire to behave on a daily basis. In addition to this, you will possess the following:


Desirable: Mechanical or Electrical Engineering experience or equivalent but not essential as full training will be given.


Essential: Good verbal and written communication skills.


Personal qualities

  • An analytic approach to problem solving.
  • A critical thinker and active listener.
  • Good time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to quickly learn about new processes.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • High level of professionalism and strong ethical conduct
  • Proactive and self-motivated with the ability to use own initiative
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and be accountable for own workload
  • A continuous approvement attitude towards work and professional development,
  • A team player who relishes working in a diverse and inclusive workplace