Minco Products Inc.

Quality Technician - First Article Inspector

US-MN-Fridley | US-MN-Minneapolis
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Quality Assurance


Minco is a global provider of thermal, temperature sensing and control, and flex circuit solutions for medical, aerospace, defense, oil and gas, power generation and other high-reliability applications.  Our experienced team couples advanced product technologies, expert design and engineering services, and a deep understanding of our customers’ applications to provide comprehensive solutions that meet exacting requirements for quality, reliability and performance. 


Minco has an outstanding opportunity for you to join the Quality team as a Technician, Quality (First Article Inspector). In this role, you will learn to perform first article inspections on new and existing products. You'll have the opportunity to work with our CMM machines. You'll work closely with Quality, Process and Design engineers and what you do will have an important impact on the company and our customers.  Every day, you will be responsible for delighting the customer, practicing continuous improvement and operating within our company’s “icare” values while growing and developing in your role.


  • Read and interpret customer PO, clauses, drawings and specifications to identify appropriate inspection and verification methods
  • Interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing specifications
  • Program a Micro-Vu CMM for all inspections as required
  • Perform first article inspections on new and existing products in accordance with AS9102B
  • Proficient in the use of measurement tools (calipers, micrometers, microscopes, etc.)
  • Communicate quality issues and concerns with production and engineering staff
  • Perform in-process inspections
  • Participate on problem solving teams to support Corrective Action/Preventive Action (CAPA) activities
  • Collect, analyze and report on inspection data and maintaining data files
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities (i.e., waste reduction activities, reducing lead-time, and maintaining 5S standards)



Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent 
  • Two or more years of technical or advanced experience in a manufacturing environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ASME Y14.5-2009), or the ability/interest to learn
  • Two or more years of CMM operating experience, or the ability/interest to learn
  • CMM Programming experience, or the ability/interest to learn
  • Associates degree in a technical field highly preferred 
  • Excellent computer skills, including typing and the use of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Experience as a first article inspector, preferred
  • Experience using a Micro Vu CMM machine, or the ability/interest to learn
  • Knowledge of Discuss and InSpec software, or the ability/interest to learn
  • Experience navigating within an ERP system (IFS)
  • Understanding of technical engineering processes and equipment
  • Understanding of mathematical calculations involving basic statistics and operational data
  • Experience with basic measurement equipment for part and product inspection
  • Familiar with ANSI Z1.4-2003, ANSI Z1.9-2003, or the ability/interest to learn
  • Familiar with ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C standards, or the ability/interest to learn
  • Able to collect, analyze and report data
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement skills (Lean, 6σ), or the ability/interest to learn

Professional Skills Required:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with other departments or groups
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with co-workers
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Performance Driven


This position is a regular full-time position located in our headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota.


At Minco, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our employees. That is why we consciously seek to provide you with benefits and services that help balance work life and personal life as well as assist with your personal and professional growth. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package including 401k with match, tuition reimbursement, health and dental insurance, and employee incentive or bonus programs. We are located one block from the bus line and offer free onsite parking.


To Apply: Please apply online at www.minco.com/careers. Current Minco employees: please apply via your Employee page on iconnect. If you need assistance applying, please contact Human.Resources@minco.com.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran, marital, or disability status.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Minco Products, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.


This position requires use of information or access to hardware and software which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.



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