R.S. Hughes Company, Inc.
  • - Saunders West
  • Irwindale, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Quality Assurance Specialist



Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for monitoring, inspecting, and proposing measures to correct or improve product quality and manufacturing processes in order to meet established quality standards.  The Quality Assurance Specialist plays a critical role in process improvements efforts and works closely with the production lead, manufacturing engineer, press operators, and the inside sales team.



  • Complete First Article Inspections as well as receiving, in-process, and final and packaging inspections against customer requirements with minimal supervision
  • Ensure compliance to Saunders requirements in inspection and record keeping. Collect inspection data and report results.
  • Maintain accurate documentation at all times during the manufacturing and inspection process per Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • perform testing and inspection at various stages of production, including visual and dimensional inspection
  • Use handheld inspection tools for measurement purposes, such as micrometers, calipers, height gages, optical comparator, gage blocks, and dial indicators
  • Perform visual and/or cosmetic inspection of product following applicable procedure(s) using appropriate light sources. Monitor equipment to ensure proper operation and escalate any equipment-related issues
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic manufacturing concepts and processes.
  • Complete First Article Inspections as well as receiving, in-process, and final and packaging inspections against customer requirements with minimal supervision
  • Perform first piece inspections to support production and perform internal manufactured first articles.
  • Support quality and compliance by adhering to all procedures, work instructions, and forms per the Quality Management Systems (QMS).


This list is not all inclusive, other duties may be added as needed 

Qualifications & Skills:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in a manufacturing and or industrial setting.
  • Working knowledge of AS9102B inspection form, process
  • Working knowledge of PPAP'S (Production Part Approval Process)
  • Working knowledge of GD&T
  • Experience in Quality Inspection (required) and Lean Manufacturing (preferred)
  • Blue Print Reading Skills required
  • Visual Quality Assurance
  • Working knowledge of inspection equipment including non-contact inspection equipment
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • College degree desirable
  • Good PC skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001 standard
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Excellent attention to detail



  • High School Or Equivalent Required
  • College degree preferred
  • ASQ Certification Preferred



Who we are:

Saunders A Div. of R.S. Hughes, Co. is a highly successful, stable, and rapidly growing company in the Specialty Converting Business. We specialize in providing solutions to design and process challengers for manufacturing companies. We are a 3M Preferred Converter.

Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by state, federal or local law.  It is the intent of the Company to comply with all applicable federal, state and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment.


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