Ambient Weather has been a market leader in weather station and environmental monitoring instruments since 1998. Ambient products are produced in China and distributed out of Ambient Weather headquarters in Chandler, AZ as well as in Boothwyn, PA. Our Arizona location is looking for a Quality Inspector to evaluate and ensure all Ambient Weather products are meeting quality standards before making their way to our customers. The Quality Inspector for Ambient Weather is responsible for inspecting incoming parts and finished goods for distribution and sale. Reporting to the Warehouse Manager, the quality inspector will document inspection findings and work with the warehouse team to implement process improvement practices to increase product quality. The Quality Inspector will play an important role in evaluating returned goods to determine quality issues and re-circulate product for sale.
Essential Functions / Responsibilities
Inspects and approves product by confirming specifications and conducting visual and measurement tests – rejecting unacceptable product with suggestions to resolve. Inspections may include use of measurement tools, such as a scale, micrometer and multimeter.
Document inspection results by completing reports/logs, summarizing re-worked product and waste. Input data into quality database.
Process customer returns, following test plan to inspect and determine if product can be resold.
Document data using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel).
Use pallet jack and dolly to move product throughout the warehouse.
Communicate with vendor any part/product defects.
Required Experience and Competencies
High school degree or equivalent and minimum one-year related warehouse/manufacturing experience and/or training.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, product/part specifications and product manuals.
Ability to document results and report outcomes.
Must be able to communicate effectively amongst team.
Experienced problem solver with a focus on process/product efficiencies.
Ability to perform investigations of product issues.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions.
This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities.
Most training is on-the-job but formal education and training may be provided where appropriate and desired.
This position is located in Ambient’s warehouse facility in Chandler, Arizona. 40-hour schedule, Monday- Friday.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Climate-controlled indoor warehouse facility. May be required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, climb or balance. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
$18.00-$20.00 per hour
Fully paid employee benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
Voluntary benefits include family medical, life insurance, critical care insurance, FSA dependent care and pet insurance
HSA with employer contribution
401k with employer match to 5%
9 paid holidays, one floating holiday and flexible PTO
Tuition assistance for related study with approval
All benefits are subject to a benefit waiting period of approximately 90 days
Work Authorization/Security Clearance
Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship. Security clearance is not required.
Equal Opportunity Employer
NK is an equal opportunity employer. NK conducts all employment-related activities in full compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and without regard to an individual’s age, color, gender, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or other legally protected category is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment including training, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this or any other position.
NK is the parent company for eight brands of instrumentation providing mission-critical measurements, information, insight and guidance whenever and wherever needed. Ambient Weather, Kestrel Weather, KestrelMet, RainWise, Kestrel Ballistics, MagnetoSpeed, Blue Ocean Megaphones and NK Sports are each dedicated to helping people succeed in their profession or passion and being recognized as the preeminent products for their applications — from meteorology to military, firefighting to farming and rowing to research. We design, build, sell, and stand behind the products we send into the world and value team members who are excited to be a part of this work.
NK has been in business for over four decades and is still growing stronger. Working here offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional development as well as the fun and satisfaction of being part of a successful American business. NK is a Lean enterprise committed to American manufacturing and continuous improvement of our design, production, administrative and sales processes.
NK’s home office is in Boothwyn, PA, about 30 minutes southwest of Philadelphia and our Ambient Weather brand operates primarily from Chandler, AZ in the Phoenix suburbs. NK’s work environment is informal and high-energy, and our employees’ quality of life is important to us.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $18.00 – $20.00 per hour
Flexible spending account
Health savings account
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
Chandler, AZ 85226: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Warehouse: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location