Quality Inspector

Sonica - LMI Aerospace Distribution Center

Sonica - LMI Aerospace Distribution Center

Quality Assurance
Catoosa, OK, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024


Sonaca North America is driven by a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence. As a leading provider of aerospace and defense solutions, we are dedicated to making air and space travel safe and sustainable. We have 13 locations across North America and our engineering expertise and operational excellence set us apart from the competition.

Since the beginning in 1948, we have a proven track record of delivering high-quality products and services that are reliable, safe, and efficient. Our team of experts is dedicated to staying ahead of the curve in the aerospace and defense industry, utilizing the latest technologies and processes to ensure that we deliver the best possible solutions to our customers.


We are currently seeking a Quality Inspector to perform inspection functions of assembled parts. Our Quality Inspectors inspect products and/or documents at various stages of production, to validate processes and provide documentation required to show compliance to the Sonaca North America Quality System, while under close supervision. Also, read and interpret customer instructions, blueprints, charts and other statistical information; prepare parts and documentation for outside criteria; and participate in work center and other problem-solving teams as requested.


  • Inspectors assist production personnel in establishing and documenting inspection criteria, prepare parts and documentation to meet outside criteria, completes all required inspection documentation and communicates as needed with customers.
  • Entering data into the Work Order Tracking System, including notes and recording data on the work order.
  • Documenting Nonconforming Material per the Quality System Requirements.
  • Assists in identifying parts deficiencies and helps to prevent further recurrences.
  • Determining whether the product is acceptable or unacceptable according to work order and customer requirements.
  • Responsibly handle “stop the job” authority at any stage of process.
  • Perform sampling inspection.
  • Perform Adhesion Testing requirements.
  • Maintain good housekeeping in the inspection areas.
  • Handle customer-supplied product with care.
  • Properly use calibrated thickness masters, shims, certified master materials samples, etc.
  • Verify the job, matching the actual parts with the work order, part number(s), printed and/or electronic pictures and part count.
  • Maintain Sonaca North America’s quality standards to meet and exceed customer expectations.
  • Access all applicable Prime customer specification requirements on SharePoint site.
  • Manages time effectively so that production, quality and delivery schedules are met.
  • Interacts professionally with co-workers and vendors, understands internal customers, and strives to maintain good relations with others.
  • Follow all safety requirements and enforce compliance.
  • Work overtime, when required (including weekends), on short notice.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Inspection Lead.
  • Responds quickly to inquiries and follows up, as needed.
  • Embraces change to ensure overall success of the company.


  • High school diploma or high school equivalency preferred. Candidates that do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency will be required to take a pre-employment assessment to be considered for the role.
  • Must have ability to read and comprehend American English.
  • Must have ability to read, interpret, and understand customer drawing, mylars and sketches as applicable to work being performed.
  • Must develop a good working knowledge of all internal procedures and customer requirements.
  • Must develop a good working knowledge of the processes performed in the chemical processing area.
  • Must exhibit good communication skills when dealing with inspection personnel, on-floor operators and customer service representatives.
  • Must be flexible, self-driven.
  • Must become proficient in using the Work Order Tracking Program, and the Quality System on the SharePoint site.
  • Must exhibit professionalism when dealing with subordinates and superiors.
  • Must exhibit ability to troubleshoot and correct problems using problem-solving skills.
  • Must have ability to follow written and verbal directions.
  • Must have ability to apply basic math skills.
  • Must exhibit interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must exhibit attention-to-detail.
  • Must have ability to handle stressful situations
  • Must be honest and ethical in all actions.
  • Motivational skills desired.
  • Presentation skills desired.
  • Organizational and planning skills desired.
  • Analytical skills desired.
  • Must possess a positive attitude.
  • Must be dependable.
  • Must have demonstrated team-building capabilities.
  • Must have a demonstrated strong work ethic.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Noise levels ranging from quiet to extremely loud
  • Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when working on the manufacturing floor including, but not limited to, eye, ear, and foot protection
  • May occasionally lift and /or move up to 10-50 pounds


We take care of our people.

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a percentage company-match contribution
  • Competitive wages
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee assistance plan — for access to counseling, consulting and other community resources
  • Wellness program
  • Tuition assistance

Subject to eligibility, terms, and conditions

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be required. This document does not create an employment contract. Employees of the Company are employed on an “at will” basis and may be terminated at any time.

Sonaca North America is an equal employment opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, Sonaca North America provides access and opportunities to those with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who seek to access the company’s online application system. If an applicant is unable to fully access the online application system, Sonaca North America will provide a reasonable accommodation. Applicants with disabilities may contact us at 636-916-2400 for assistance accessing the on-line application system. Callers should have a detailed description of the requested accommodation, their name and preferred method of contact ready for Sonaca North America‘s Human Resources Department. Sonaca North America will make every effort to respond within two (2) business days. This phone number is not for the general submission of application materials.

Sonaca North America is an E-Verify Employer.

Sonaca North America is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veterans Employer


It has been brought to our attention that there have been instances of fraudulent job offers, purporting to be from Sonaca North America and/or its affiliates (“LMI Aerospace”).

This type of fraud is normally carried out through online services such as false websites, or through fake e-mails or call from people claiming to be from the company. These persons offer fraudulent employment opportunities to applicants and often ask for sensitive personal and financial information. The fraudsters may also request recipients to provide personal information and/or to make payments as part of their fake recruiting process.

Sonaca North America does not ask for any financial commitments from candidates as a pre-employment requirement and will always require candidates to formally apply for positions via the Careers Page or job postings.

Sonaca North America has no responsibility for fraudulent offers and if you believe you have been a victim of a fraudulent job offer concerning Sonaca North America, please email info@sonaca-na.com.