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Quality Inspector

By November 9, 2023 No Comments
  • Reports To:     Director, Quality Assurance
  • Shift:                   Days

Ontario Drive & Gear Limited is looking for a Quality Inspector for our GEAR Division, who can perform precision inspections on mechanical (gear) parts, components, assemblies and materials. Candidates must have knowledge and experience using manual and automatic inspection equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interpret basic CAD models and drawings to develop new CMM programs for existing production and prelaunch parts.
  • Create and maintain operator work instructions for the use of various pieces of inspection equipment.
  • Assist Production with first piece and in-process inspection of production parts for dimensional accuracy and suspend activities if quality issues should arise.
  • Assist Quality, Engineering & Production in solving product quality problems; determine deviations from specification and report findings.
  • Audit incoming and outgoing production batches for compliance to specifications, and approve release of product to production.
  • Generate first article dimensional layouts using both manual (height gauge, micrometer, indicator, optical comparator) and automatic inspection equipment (CMM (Mitutoyo Crysta), Analytical Gear Checker, Form Tracer, Roundness Tester, Shaft Scope).
  • As required, perform gauge capabilities studies and other statistical analysis.
  • Ensure inspection equipment, fixtures, tooling are calibrated, records maintained and initiate repair procedures when corrections are required.
  • Provide support and assistance to Quality Engineering with the development of prototype/prelaunch programs.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience and practical knowledge in metrology.
  • Minimum 2 years’ practical experience operating and programming CMM machines.
  • Proficient with Mitutoyo CMM software and equipment.
  • Fully competent in the use of tools and gauges, to inspected machined parts and components.
  • Proficient in blueprint reading and interpretation including GD&T and other technical specifications.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office programs (Excel).
  • Gear knowledge and/or experience is preferred.

Other Job Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate strong communication skills with all levels of management.
  • Strong organization, prioritization and multi-tasking skills, and professional interpersonal skills.
  • Great with time management, extremely organized
  • Need strong computer skills.
  • Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Physical Requirements:

Office environment.  Limited physical demands.  Physical activities of the job include:

  • Sitting
  • Repetitive Motions
  • Walking
  • Reaching
  • Occasionally, may need to lift heavy parts (~50 lbs.)

Working conditions:

There is low risk of exposure to fumes, noxious odours, dusts, lighting extremes, or any other adverse working conditions.  There may be situations where alcohol fumes may be bothersome if part cleaning is a requirement.


Ontario Drive & Gear Limited is committed to complying with Employment Equity, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Human Rights Code throughout the entire employment cycle. If you require accommodation at any stage in the recruitment process, please let us know.

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