CNC Machine Inspector - Aberdeenshire

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Ref: 264 Date Posted: Monday 02 Sep 2019
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As a Machine Inspector you will be required to play a key role, working with a dynamic group of people, both producing world class quality precision machined parts, in checking components against relevant documented specifications whilst providing a balance between cost-effectiveness and quality control. You will ensure correct techniques and inspection equipment is applied based on feature and tolerance requirements and acceptance criteria is applied within product specification guidelines.
Ensuring that products are processed in a timely and accurate manner providing accurate reports according to the production schedule. You will collaborate with the Machine Centre Cell Leaders encouraging positive open discussions on component deficiencies, safety and quality making recommendations to improve processes and methods.
You will be responsible and accountable for the quantity and quality of your output, ensuring that the departmental and production priorities are met. Work at a variety of stations releasing product in a timely manner.
Actively use the NCR system to register efficient processing of nonconforming items as necessary, which ensures standardisation and optimisation of decision making and record keeping.
Your qualifications and/or experience will act as a strong foundation in the examination of product on site. You will be expected to be an individual decision maker, using available data to determine the most appropriate and cost-effective decision making on nonconforming product and product release with minimal support.
Reporting to the QC Cell Leader this role requires close working with the Inspection Team, Machine Centre Cell Leaders, Engineering Support and NDE Inspection.

• Operate designated machine safely and competently, ensure all company policies surrounding material handling, health & safety, quality requirements and housekeeping are met
• Interpret engineering drawings for manufacturing components and evaluate inspection measurements in accordance with applicable specifications, or procedures.
• Demonstrate desire and willingness to promote and ensure that 5S principles are adhered to
• Determine most effective (cost, risk and benefit) methodology for inspection of parts and recommend changes to prescribed processes where required.
• Record accurate time entry (WIP)
• Interpret the results of all methods of inspection
• Make recommendations for acceptance or otherwise of parts based on inspection results
• Review nonconforming product and determine and take the most appropriate action utilising all available data sources, experience and knowledge.
• Select and operate equipment used in the QC inspection of products or materials
• Conduct pre-operation daily and other checks on equipment where required.
• Examine castings, forgings and machined product using mechanical inspection techniques.
• Prepare inspection reports
• Raise and process NCR’s as required and determine and take the most appropriate action, using all available relevant data sources.
• Liaise with engineering, suppliers, QC team, Machine Centre Cell Leaders and QA manager on NCR’s as required.
• Liaise with Machine Centre Cell Leader for daily workload requirements.
• Support wider inspection function, by carrying out inspection duties when business requirements dictate.
• Support other departments and carry out other duties as and when business requirements dictate as may be reasonably expected by line manager
• Assist the continued development of the inspection process, methodology and equipment.


• An exceptional ability to evaluate and apply technical information and specifications and understand their impact on the products under examination.
• Provide solutions and suggestions that are effective in addressing the problem at hand

• To ensure that any products under examination are processed in a timely efficient manner, using sound judgement, appropriate methodology, techniques and equipment.
• Adept at exercising good judgement (sometimes with incomplete information), whilst understanding business risk and the actions needed to mitigate the same.
• Ability to recommend and advise on improvements within the department
• Be willing to provide colleagues with the information they need to complete their tasks and eliminate roadblocks
• Be quick to identify critical information and respond appropriately
• Able to apportion time effectively to complete tasks
• Ability to be flexible in workload and tasks

• Will be energised by challenges and drawn towards opportunities

Personal and Interpersonal
• A strong sense of customer focus (internal/external)
• Ability to work and relate effectively with both manager and operators on the floor to drive a teamwork mentality
• A candid team player who collaborates with peers to solve problems
• Is known to consistently adhere to ethical principles and expects others to follow suit
• Committed to self-improvement and development through the role in to achieve career goals



Must be educated to a good standard of high school education or equivalent

Advanced knowledge and application of manual inspection equipment and techniques within a precision/oil and gas manufacturing environment

Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings 

Computer literacy (including good command of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook)

Ability to use, read internal, external, bore and stick micrometers, vernier callipers, height gauge, plug and ring gauges, etc.

Ability to use Gagemaker Mic-Trak system

Quality Management system awareness

Examination of forgings (and other wrought materials) and castings

Valid Overhead Crane License



Qualified or time served CNC machinist

ASNT Level II Inspector MPI and LPI

Ability to operate and program CMM equipment

Working knowledge of oil and gas regulations and product standards, such as API 6A, NACE, ASTM, etc.

Exposure to wireline sector of the oil and gas industry • NDT ASNT Level II (MPI and LPI)

Working knowledge of Risk and COSHH Assessment documentation