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Gauge Setter

Downers Grove, IL 60515 | Contract to Direct

Post Date: 07/17/2018 Job ID: 77244 Category: Inspectors

PEAK' s client specializes in manufacturing mechanical parts for the Aerospace / Defense marketplace, including high performance spherical and cylindrical bearings, mechanical seals, gears and electrical components to commercial air transport markets. These products are engineered to meet stringent requirements and are specified in engine systems, flight control systems, landing gear systems and airframe structures. The global customer base includes major engine and airframe OEMs, tier suppliers and aircraft operators.

The Gauge Setter plays a critical role in the production of quality precision components through the setting of a variety of gauges for all production jobs in the shop.  The person in this role must have an understanding of +/- tolerance and the imperial measurement system in order to translate blue print requirements into gauges used to verify parts are being made to specification.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Set a variety of gauges, such as calipers, micrometers, air gages, indicators, and special test equipment using blue print specifications.
  • Set up and adjust gages using blue print specifications with master part, Jo Blocks, and set rings per specification requirements.
  • This includes periodic verifications of gauge set-up.
  • Ability set up Go / No Go plug gauges, snap gauges, and thread gauges.
  • Ability to stack Jo blocks.
  • Recommend new gauge setting standards for standardization of the process of gauge set-ups, training, minimize gauge set-up issues, and wait time for gauges to the manufacturing area.
  • Work with quality/design engineering in the design of new or modified gauging when required.
  • Train, guide, and support co-workers in the gage crib.
  • Utilize the calibration software system to assign various gauges to track gauge location in the various departments.
  • Ability to help the manufacturing area in troubleshooting and resolving gauge issues.
  • Maintain and support SQDC (Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost) metrics in all areas assigned.
  • Ensure strict adherence to and implementation of company safety and work rules.

Required Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent or qualified experience.
  • Equivalence of 1 to 2 years of Inspection or Gauging experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic mathematical calculations i.e. decimals, fractions, addition and subtraction.
  • Strong application knowledge of calibration and metrology systems including the development, improving, and approving gauging methodologies and design.
  • Qualifications include general or application knowledge of quality assurance systems and blue print interpretation.
  • Works well with others in solving daily gauging problems and improvement ideas.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management.
  • Experience working in a lean manufacturing or continuous improvement environment.
  • Advanced skill in reading and interpreting blueprints and work instructions in English required.
  • Moderate physical demand required to lift gauges. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs and stand for an entire shift. 
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