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Quality Inspector (2nd Shift - $19.16/hr)

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Groveport, OH, US, 43125

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company Overview

Established in 1960, Hague Quality Water is the longest standing water treatment manufacturer in the United States.  With headquarters and manufacturing located in Groveport, Ohio, Hague Quality Water manufactures water softener and filtration equipment.  Our products are sold in the U.S. at Lowe’s stores nationwide and through our authorized dealer network as well as to over 50 countries worldwide through our network of independent distributors.  We are experiencing strong growth as part of the North American Water Treatment Division of A. O. Smith, a division that continues to see double digit growth in 2023.

Primary Function

The Quality Inspector (2nd Shift) is responsible for performing all Quality related functions require. The Quality Inspector will:

  • Lead blitz/team activities, maintain and update action items generated by the activities, lead QA projects/teams
  • Communicate with upper management, peers, other department supervisors, engineers
  • Be responsible for manufacturing and/or Lab audits and reviews
  • Perform routine checks, tests, gaging, and instrument inspections of materials, goods in process, and finished goods.

We Offer

Regularly Scheduled Hours: 2nd Shift, Monday - Friday, 2 pm - 10:30 pm, overtime on Saturdays as required


Hourly Rate of Pay: $19.16/hour ($18.66/hr base plus $.50/hr shift differential)


Sign On Bonus: $1500 ($500 at 3 months, $500 at 6 months, $500 at 12 months.  Must not be on a corrective action for attendance to qualify for bonus payments.


Benefits:  Medical, Dental, and vision start on Day 1!  Our comprehensive benefits package also includes company-sponsored life insurance; 401k with company match; short- and long-term disability programs; tuition assistance; professional development assistance; paid vacation days in your first year of employment; ten paid holidays in a calendar year; and employee discounts.


We are a drug-free facility and require all employees to pass a drug screen and background check.


  • Performs assigned routine tests on materials, goods in process, or finished goods where results are compared with company quality standards. Reports results to line mechanic or supervisor who will make an analysis and take necessary action.
  • Inspects visually for obvious defects.
  • Performs detailed visual inspection when necessary to determine quality of product where limits are not clearly defined. Removes defectives and places acceptable product back on line.
  • Notifies line supervisor when inspection data exceeds acceptable limits or when major incidents of poor quality are noted.
  • Records results on inspection forms or charts and reports number of defects found. Posts and maintains forms and charts of inspection data, quality levels, or special quality studies.
  • Makes recommendation on disposition of questionable product to supervisor.
  • May act as quality control department clerk, maintaining all quality records for the facility.
  • May act as scrap collector, touring the facility and removing tested and product samples from Q C inspection stations.


  • HS Diploma or GED required
  • Strong knowledge of Quality processes, procedures, and tools (SPC, Six Sigma, and Statistical Analysis)
  • Familiar with ISO requirements
  • Familiar with Lean Manufacturing
  • Communication and leadership abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to initiate change and continuous improvement
  • Able to achieve goals and results
  • Ability to facilitate blitzes and meetings
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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