Quality Inspector – Lead

Join the team at L.H. Thomson Company, Inc. as a Quality Inspector.  Become part of our team of hard working professionals who are dedicated to keeping our company strategically strong and growing.

This hands-on position requires strong metrology skills and experience working with high precision machined parts and assemblies.  Our focus is the aerospace and industrial sectors as well as the Thomson line of high-end patented bicycle components.  Thomson is well established and has many growth opportunities.

If you would like to be in an environment where Production and Quality work together, then Thomson is the place for you!  Each employee is given the tools needed to be responsible for the quality of every part made. 


Under moderate supervision, plans, coordinates, and directs quality assurance program designed to ensure continuous production of products consistent with established standards.  Assures safe and healthful work environment and practices.


  • Plays critical role in internal audits for AS9100C compliance and responsible for necessary documentation.
  • Directs workers engaged in inspections and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, tooling, and products.
  • Investigates and resolves customer complaints regarding quality.
  • Investigates and resolves all noncompliance issues through MRB procedures.
  • Coordinates receiving inspection function; works with outside vendors for statistical capabilities and resolves noncompliance issues.   Works with Purchasing when establishing new suppliers for subcontract work and special processes
  • Performs first article inspections and documents in Net-inspect software.
  • Performs receiving inspection on assembly hardware and raw materials and verifies certifications and compares to purchase orders.
  • Inspects contract machining and/or outside processing work and verify the certifications.
  • Read and interpret blue prints and mechanical drawings
  • Complete in-process inspections as needed.
  • Complete inspection audit of finished parts to send to special processing.
  • Read, interpret, and document on job work order router.
  • Ensure identification and traceability of product from receipt of materials through shipment to customer
  • Inspection of tooling from the Tool Room.
  • Coordinate and perform dimensional layouts using Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), height gages, calipers, micrometers, comparator, and various other inspection equipment’s.
  • Oversee the calibration of inspection gages and tooling and enter into calibration software.
  • Writing of “Rejection Tags” for discrepant parts from Thomson and suppliers.
  • Work with Purchasing, Engineering, and Production Control to complete inspections so that finished product may be shipped.
  • Train inspectors, machine operators, and others in the proper use and calibration of gages, fixtures, and tooling.
  • Assures QA personnel adhere to safe work procedures; assures the QA area is free of safety hazards. Provides leadership in the area of workplace health and safety.


  • Reports directly to the President


  • Prefer Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business or equivalent experience.
  • Requires 3 to 5 years of manufacturing experience in a leadership position.
  • Problem solving, motivation, and team-building skills
  • Proven leadership and training skills.
  • Must have working knowledge of company work procedures and practices
  • Must have working knowledge and use of precision testing equipment and tools
  • Must have working knowledge of calibration techniques and calibration software
  • Read and interpret blue prints and mechanical drawings
  • Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and GD&T
  • Must have good hand-eye coordination
  • Must have ability to count to report defect quantities
  • Must have demonstrated ability to pay attention to details
  • Proficient in use of computer systems and software.


  • Manufacturing environment with moderate noise level and concrete floors.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and some amount of dust from manufacturing process.   Some chemicals may be present in workstation.


  • Ability to move around the manufacturing facilities and offices.
  • Must be able to record results of inspections, manually and electronically.
  • Must be able to operate mechanical and electronic measuring devices
  • Visual acuity necessary to perform quality inspections.
  • Ability to play close attention to detail.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to occasionally manipulate product weighing ten pounds; must be able to occasionally lift up to fifty pounds.
  • Must be able to wear safety glasses when required.
  • Bending, twisting, kneeling, turning, pushing, and pulling are required.
  • Presence at the worksite during assigned shift is essential.

This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be all inclusive of job responsibilities, skills, effort or working conditions. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular job descriptions and to assign other duties as may be necessary.

The L.H. Thomson Company is a privately held manufacturing company with 80 employees, centrally located in Macon, Georgia.  Thomson is located 90 miles south of Atlanta and is a short commute to Warner Robins,  recognized as one of “The Best Places to Raise Kids” in Business Week.

Thomson offers an excellent benefits package and competitive salary.  Come make a difference at Thomson.  See our website at www.lhthomson.com.


L.H. Thomson Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with all applicable employment laws and is a Drug Free Work Place.