Quality Assurance Inspector, 3nd Shift

Date: May 18, 2023

LOCATION: South Deerfield, MA, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.

Plans and performs receiving, first article, in-process and final product inspections using a variety of metrology equipment and techniques suitable to the governing requirements to consumer, commercial, military and aerospace standards. Determines and reports compliance and nonconformity of products or processes from governing standards using applicable software based or manual reporting systems and planned sampling and audit techniques. Adheres and promotes adherence to process compliance related to inspection of incoming materials, conformity of a broad variety of company and supplied products, and review of returned material or products. Plans, coordinates, and completes planned calibrations on measuring and monitoring equipment. Communicates and reports adherence to customer and Pelican Quality Processes and Quality Standards through applicable manual and electronic reporting systems.



• Conducts inspections to ensure conformity to electronic or paper drawings and/or specifications while following established methods, techniques, and procedures.
• Performs dimensional, visual, and other procedural checks and tests of finished products, subassemblies, component parts where a variety of sizes, shapes, weights, and materials require inspection.
• Identifies quality and/or production issues. Isolates, controls, and determines the root cause of nonconformity. Identifies corrective action steps and works with others, as needed, to correct the issue. Notifies supervisors and others, as appropriate, of inspection failures and/or tolerances/ specifications situations.
• Makes decisions to use, rework, or scrap damaged components or products.
• Calibrates measuring and monitoring equipment and testing devices.
• Maintains daily production records and other reports/ records as required.
• Completes formal internal quality assurance audits on products or processes per ISO procedures.
• Follows established company and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
• Actively supports Pelican’s Quality Objectives and contributes to the Quality Management System as assigned.
• Actively supports and adheres to Pelican’s Safety Guidelines and actively participates and contributes to the Safety Management System as assigned.
• Maintains work area(s) and equipment in a clean, orderly and safe condition.
• Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
• Performs additional duties as assigned.


• Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Must have basic math skills including binary operations (+-/*) and decimal/fraction conversions.
• Must be able to read and record measurements with precision and accuracy; identify and utilize detailed part names, numbers, and critical characteristics.
• Must have ability to learn/use a variety of measuring tools including calipers, micrometers, inside/outside micrometers, verniers, pin gauges, height gauges, radius gauges, protractors, and dial indicators, optical comparators and coordinate measuring machines.
• Must be able to follow written and/ or verbal instructions with manual or electronic reporting of results.
• Must be able to learn, comply, communicate and report compliance or deviation to processes and product quality standards.
• Must have ability to complete work under minimal supervision.
• Must be able to work in various production areas including, but not limited to, receiving, warehouse, quality control, assembly/fabrication, rotational molding and injection molding.

• Must be able to communicate and interact effectively and cooperatively both verbally and in writing with vendors, contractors and employees at all levels of the organization.


• 1-3 years’ experience in quality or a related field or product line, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
• Ability to learn and apply standard testing procedures and methods.
• Ability to read engineering drawings at a basic level, determine standards, and relate drawings of parts to the actual parts.
• Functional computer skills including accuracy of data entry and ability to use Microsoft Office suite and SAP.
• Able to operate industrial trucks, including forklifts and man lifts; must be able to maintain certification and be able to work at elevated heights.


• Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
• Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
• Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
• Must be flexible regarding working hours and overtime. Must be able to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
• Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.


• While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be constantly required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
• Ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
• This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.

Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA

Job Segment: Inspector, Facilities, Quality Assurance, Quality Control Inspector, QA, Quality, Operations, Technology