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First Article Inspector at Emerson Electric Co in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Emerson, we are innovators and problem-solvers, focused on a common purpose: leaving our world in a better place than we found it. Each and every day, our foundational values—integrity, safety and quality, supporting our people, customer focus, continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation—inform every decision we make and empower our employees to keep reaching higher. As a global technology and engineering leader, we provide groundbreaking solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production and protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $15.3 billion in sales and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers.
Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring options or a recent MBA graduate, you’ll find a variety of opportunities at Emerson. Join our team and start your journey today.

Rosemount™ Measurement & Analytical, a business unit of Emerson Automation Solutions, is currently seeking a First Article Inspector. Rosemount™ is a signature brand of Emerson, offering a comprehensive line of measurement instrumentation, analyzers and systems which are used in a wide range of applications found in critical processing facilities such as refineries, chemical plants, power plants, pipelines, and more.
Pay Rate between $25-$28 per hour depending upon experience. Description 
To support quality assurance functions by providing training, knowledge and guidance in the interpretation and development/maintenance of Quality Assurance systems and process requirements. To inspect electrical/mechanical parts dimensionally, functionally and visually to established procedures. Audit processes and/or systems using established and often complex procedures. 


  1. Manage all incoming First Article inspection samples and manage the FA log 
  2. Plan, schedule and distribute FA inspections to available FA Inspectors 
  3. Prepare “package” for FA inspection (bubbled drawings in Inspection Xpert, necessary inspection equipment/gauges, fixtures, validate CMM program is available) for all FA inspections
  4. Perform FA Inspections 
  5. Support Incoming inspection team (as time permits)

  6. Assures Conformance to complex specifications by verifying electrical/mechanical parts dimensionally, functionally and and/or visually per established procedures, i.e. flatness, parallelism, concentricity, ohms, volts, amps. 

  7. Demonstrates a working knowledge of:

 • Blueprints and military specifications. • Inspections tools and test equipment (i.e. coordinated measuring machine, optical comparator, Positive Material Identification (PMI), fixed or special gauges and/or test equipment and fixtures, surface plate, power sources, oscilloscope). Has the skills required to perform all inspection set-ups. • Basic math skills • Statistical Process Control (SPC) • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing principles & Electrical principles • Basic coordinated measurement machine programming 

  • Monitors the MRB area and processes rejected material, utilizing the Oracle Quality Module, in accordance with established procedures. 

  • Takes initiative to identify and resolve root causes of problems relating to inspection procedures, dispositining of defective material or problems with parts received. 
  • Develops and conducts training as required. 
  • Performs complex first articles 
  • Employs SPC techniques and takes appropriate action. 
  • Leads activities to establish or improve feedback process and get feedback on inspection and supplier performance. 
  • Performs source inspection and process audits as required. 
  • May assist in calibration, inventory control and maintenance of controlled gauges, instruments and tooling specified by standards. 
  • Train/Test for American Society for Quality (ASQ) CMI and/or IPC 610. 
  • Coordinates efforts with other work groups in understanding inspection methods/issues. 
  • Responsible for the establishment and improvement of the feedback processes involving inspection and supplier performance. 
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as required.


    Education: High School diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED) and American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Mechanical Inspector (CMI) certification preferred. 

    Experience: Six (6) years of related experience, including three (3) years of inspection experience

    Resume MUST be included in order for application to be considered. 

     Work Authorization

    No calls or agencies please. Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

     Equal Opportunity Employer

    Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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