- Midwest Engineered Systems

Job Posted on May 2022

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. (MWES), an innovator and leader in complex systems integration, has been providing custom design and automation solutions for over 30 years. A company dedicated to customer satisfaction and successful solutions, MWES continues to expand its capabilities and has become a valued supplier to many loyal customers. MWES technical expertise includes a vast knowledge base serving customers in many industries.

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, the Quality Technician inspects electrical, mechanical and completes a visual inspection of piece parts, sub-assemblies on newly received parts. Responsibilities also include inspecting various purchase components and materials for compliance, providing support for shipping/receiving and pick up/delivery of purchase orders.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Perform inspection on first piece, purchase parts and finished pieces.
  • Review and understand instructions, blueprints, work orders, and routing sheets to determine specification requirements.
  • Measure, record test data and prepare inspection reports as required.
  • Report results of inspection to management, supervisors and machinists upon completion.
  • Evaluate data and write reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards. Alert management of any nonconforming dimensions/features that do not meet customer print and/or routing specifications.
  • Generate/initiate nonconformance reports (NCR’s) for out of tolerance conditions.
  • Communicate with Shop Supervisor, Engineering or Manufacturing Engineer on noted deviations of quality.
  • Set up gages used in inspection and/or tests. Calibrate and maintain gaging devices.
  • Comply with all quality and safety regulations
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent, Associated degree in skilled trades preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of machine shop inspection experience required
  • Must have a working knowledge of part inspections, quality control and materials management.
  • Must be able to read and understand CAD drawings/blueprints
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to learn, use and navigate an ERP system.
  • Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, and percent.
  • Requires the ability to read specifications and gauges; ability to complete standard production documentation.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations. Ability to write correspondences and routine reports.  Ability to effectively communicate and present information one on one and in group situations to customers, clients, vendors and other employees within the organization.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations and proportions to practical situations.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to project a competent and likable impression of yourself and the company to customers and vendors. Ability to interface with company employees (including managers, colleagues, and shop personnel); verbally, in writing, and in person; in a positive and helpful way.  Professional written and verbal communication skills.

Reasoning Skills

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Technology Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook. Proficiency using Windows-based personal computers including common apps such as internet browsers, photo and video viewers, PDF file viewers, online meeting software, etc.
  • Ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment such as a calculator, telephone, FAX, photocopier, etc.
  • Exposure to a variety of engineering software including Solidworks and AutoCAD
  • ERP/MRP (Jobscope preferred but not required)

Work Environment & Physical demands

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach above shoulders; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move drawings, files, parts, and manuals weighing up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Company policy/procedure compliance

Follow all company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook.

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Upon hire, employees are required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Midwest Engineered Systems, Inc. will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

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