IRD Glass and IRD Ceramics are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Inspection & Assembly

Job Summary

An inspector will ensure quality product reaches the customer by doing inspection of parts per customer specifications. Inspectors will have to use numerous inspection devices to ensure conformance. An assembler will have to take small glass or non-glass pieces and place them inside other items and/or adhere them together. Work within our three core values of Teamwork, Passion and Integrity.


Essential Functions

  • Teamwork
  • Work with an overlying umbrella of goodwill and selflessness
  • Passion
  • Strive to continuously improve and innovate
  • Integrity
  • Taking personal responsibility for our actions and results
  • Quality Measures
  • Ensure calibration of inspection equipment is up to date
  • Inspect and measure using various devices to customer specifications. Devices may include: caliper, micrometer, stereoscope, AOI, foot mic, depth mic, gage pins and blocks, Zygo, Zeiss
  • Follow Glass Handling guidelines
  • Visual inspection with or without equipment based on customer requirements
  • Place good parts in proper inspection trays and/or boxes and disposition rejected parts appropriately
  • Clean and Prep parts
  • Ensure parts are cleaned and ready for the following on operations
  • Load parts into fixtures or trays
  • Prepare parts for shipment
  • Assembly
  • Perform final assembly and testing of assembled components
  • Using equipment to add adhesive agents
  • Communication/Planning
  • Assess the production needs for the period; work with the lead to create fulfill the plan
  • Adapt to changes in demand/responsibilities as requested by a lead
  • Follow verbal and written direction
  • Communicate with the team and other shifts
  • Inventory/Shipping/Receiving
  • Manage finished good inventory
  • Ship parts to customers per requirements
  • Follow Incoming Raw Material inspections guidelines and perform incoming inspections
  • Improvements
  • Suggest and actively participate in improvement projects
  • Assist in identifying problems and developing solutions
  • Cross-training and learning different processes
  • Documentation
  • Perform and record quality control measurements with various tools (micrometers, calipers, , pins, foot calipers, gages, additional as assigned)
  • Enter accurate information into log books, spreadsheets and on work orders
  • Completing transactions in ERP computer system
  • Provide yield and defective part information to team on a regular basis

+ Maintenance

  • Maintenance and cleaning of equipment

+ Organization/Safety

  • 5S and general organization of your area
  • Follow safety measures including handling chemicals safely and wearing PPE.
  • General Cleaning
  • Ensure you have essential supplies needed for inspection
  • Request order of materials and supplies timely when needed
  • Other Essential functions
  • Be able to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Multi-task between various parts of production
  • Productivity should match or exceed expectations
  • Other duties as assigned



Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job an employee is sitting 8 to 12 hours a day and regularly working around moving mechanical parts with proper guarding. The work is done in a climate controlled building. Noise levels are moderate and below OSHA thresholds. Various chemicals are used to complete the tasks at hand and proper PPE must be worn. Regular lifting up to 20 pounds, occasional lifting up to 30 pounds, rarely lifting up to 50 pounds. Sometimes lifting from floor to shelf or carrying short distances. Lifting parts of out cleaning tanks requiring lifting up to shoulder level and back down. Regularly walking between stations to complete tasks and occasionally going up and down a short ladder or step stool.


Education, Experience or skills Required

  • HS Diploma or Equivalent
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to work with small parts and tools
  • Basic computer skills
  • Written and Verbal Communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task between different processes as needed


Experience, Skills and Abilities Preferred

  • Familiar with Metric and Standard Measurements
  • Knowledge of basic machine operation, tools and measurement devices
  • Familiar with stereoscope, caliper, micrometers, gage pins and blocks
  • Manufacturing and inspection experience
  • Familiarity with blueprints and reading specifications
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Mechanical ability