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QC Inspector

  • Thorlabs
  • Newton, New Jersey, USA
  • Jan 11, 2023
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

Inspector position exists to effectively assure vendor & manufacturing compliance to Thorlabs ISO9001 quality standards protecting customers. Inspectors perform visual and dimensional inspection of precision parts and make quick, accurate pass/fail decisions on many types of optics including filters, mirrors, crystals, prisms, and lenses as well as mechanical components used in conjunction with optical components.


Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Identify non-conformances through specified inspection methods.
  • Ability to perform extremely detailed visual inspections on intricate and delicate parts occasionally performed under microscopes.
  • Inspection of products against manufacturing prints.

Although the location of the position is in Newton, NJ, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other Thorlabs locations.




  • Entry Level



  • High School Diploma or equivalent or equivalent work experience.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to learn, understand, and effectively apply sampling plans.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to operate in both individual and team environments.
  • Capable of reading mechanical drawings and interpret dimensional tolerances.
  • Adaptable to process and procedure changes.
  • Ability to meet department standards for productivity and quality.
  • Computer literacy using Microsoft product suite is desired.
  • Must have the ability to cross train in all areas of the department, including but not limited to visual and dimensional inspection, data entry.
  • High attention to detail.


Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.