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10 months ago
Location: Kirkland
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Quality Control & Assurance
Category: Inspector

CRR Inspector)

About the Organization
Astronics is a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries. Astronics' products and services include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, seat motion solutions, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, systems certification and automated test systems.

Astronics' strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial.

Astronics, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.

CRR Inspector)


CRR Inspector

Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a division of Astronics Corporation (ATRO). AES is an industry leader in aircraft electrical power systems, including generation and distribution. Our markets include commercial transport (Boeing and Airbus), business jet (several), and military platforms. We are the world leader in in-seat power for laptops and other devices with our EMPOWER® product line. We are also a leading innovator of electronic circuit breakers and power distribution systems for business jets with our COREPOWER® product line. Astronics' revenues have grown at 28% average growth rate over the last 5 years. AES, based in Kirkland Washington, has over 500 employees, and has won awards as the best place to work on the Seattle Eastside for 11 years consecutively.

Job Summary

The primary function of the Customer Return and Repair (CRR) Inspector 2 is to inspect products for compliance to specifications, drawings, workmanship standards and customers' contract or purchase order. The position requires proficiency in the inspection of electronic hardware and hardware form, fit and cleanliness. Types of inspection performed are incoming components, in-process, source/government and final inspections.

Essential Job Functions:


* Receiving inspection on components received into the repair station for use, validating manufacturer's traceability requirements and issuing air-worthiness certificates as required

* Final inspection for all customer owned hardware in conjunction with FAR Part 145 or Part 21 as applicable.

* In-process inspection of repairs performed against industry, regulatory and contractual requirements such as IPC-610-A, IPC7711/7712 and repair orders.

* Proper disposal of discrepant hardware

* Data entry into the repair station database as necessary as part of the product acceptance completion process.

Conduct thorough reviews of Part 145 products shipped for:

* All repair work performed is documented accurately onto the maintenance report

* All referenced information on the maintenance report is complete, accurate and matches repair order requirements

* All test reports are complete, reviewed for pass/fail criteria

* All test equipment used for final acceptance are within calibration

* Airworthiness certificates are complete and comply with the repair order requirements for workmanship standards, drawings, specifications, internal sales order and customer repair order requirements.

Following repair station established procedures, guidelines and FAR requirements. Work with the CRR team to identify and continuously improve processes and update relevant documentation.

Interface with the CRR team and Contracts for ensuring repair station documentation and hardware are compliant to the repair order requirements.

Conduct age-sensitive material audits; support internal product, quality, regulatory and customer audits.

Support customer and internal corrective and preventative action activities to drive improved customer satisfaction

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

Three years related experience working in an Aerospace or equivalent manufacturing or repair station environment performing in-process inspection, final inspection, shipping inspection and/or repair inspection.

Ability to read and comprehend contractual requirements, workmanship standards and industry regulations. Write and revise work instructions and procedures.

Familiarity with working in databases, electronic website portals and Microsoft Word and Excel.

Holds or has the ability to obtain repairman certificate per CFR Title 14 Part 65.

Knowledge of FAA regulatory requirements (14 CFR Part 21, 65 and 145), electronic workmanship standards (IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, IPC 7711/7712) a plus

Eligibility Requirement:

Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.

This position may require knowledge of SOX / 404 internal audit controls and related documentation.

Astronics AES is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please or call: . We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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