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Incoming Quality Control Specialist

Incoming Quality Control Specialist

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NovAtel is looking for an Incoming Quality Control Specialist to join our growing IQC/Materials team. As part of a team, this role will support manufacturing with all incoming inspection/receiving and drive root cause analysis and corrective actions relating to supplier quality issues.  They will also be responsible for leading process improvement initiatives with Critical Suppliers. 


This is a team based role, in a respectful and culturally diverse workplace. The environment is safety conscious as well as temperature and humidity controlled. We offer great employee benefits and our work environment fosters continuous improvement and learning. 


As our Incoming Quality Control Specialist, you would be responsible for:

  • Receiving and inspecting materials from suppliers and contract manufacturers, and delivering to inventory physically and logically
  • Defining, documenting and deploying product quality plans, inspection plans and metrics for new products
  • Monitoring supplier and product performance to ensure products and processes meet requirements
  • Coordinating and leading root cause analysis and corrective action with cross-functional teams and suppliers, relating to process and product quality concerns identified during inspection or in the field
  • Maintaining and improving systems for measuring and reporting suppliers quality performance
  • Leading continuous improvement initiatives



Degree or technical diploma in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, quality assurance or a related field
Experience working in an Incoming Quality Control role to support manufacturing
Sound knowledge of statistics and demonstrated ability to perform detailed analysis of data
Proven problem solving and organizational skills

Key Success Factors: 

Detail oriented and capable of multi-tasking
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills & ability to follow verbal & written work instructions
Adaptable and capable of working in a fast-paced and constantly evolving business

Self-motivated and self-disciplined



Experience with plastics, metal and electronic components
Experience in a lean manufacturing environment
Experience with ERP system, such as Syteline