Chief Inspector (1st Shift, Mon-Fri)

Mentor, OH
Department – Quality Control
Are you mechanically-inclined and looking for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity?  Have you considered a career in the Aerospace industry?  Imagine the rewards of applying your background to a field that will allow commercial planes to keep flying.


The Chief Inspector is directly responsible for collaborative development and oversight of inspection procedures and methods. Review and approve engineering documents, perform internal and contract auditing, and assist in corrective and preventive action processes which apply to visual/dimensional inspection, preliminary, receiving, in-process, post-vendor, and final inspection. Establish and/or approve inspection training programs and proof of competency to maintain and improve inspection techniques and standard practices.

Working at CRT:

At Component Repair Technologies (CRT) we hire, train, develop and lead a robust team of highly technical workers that make the most difficult types of repairs on gas turbine engines. We are a certificated FAA repair station. We operate in the Aerospace field as well as the Marine & Industrial space working with the airlines, engine overhaul shops as well as original manufacturers such as GE, Pratt & Whitney and IAE. We are a local privately held business right in Mentor, Ohio and we have been in business since 1985. We offer a “family style” environment with ample opportunities for individual growth at all levels. Come join the CRT family and watch your career soar!


 - Well-lit, clean work environment
 - Competitive pay with $2-3 shift premiums
 - FULLY PAID health Insurance
 - Profit sharing bonuses
 - Paid tuition for job-related courses and programs on-site and at area colleges
 - State-sponsored apprenticeship programs

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    • Evaluate inspection techniques, equipment, and processes across shifts and ensure all inspections are properly performed on components at all stages of repair/overhaul, including review and approval of CMM programs and other automated inspection techniques.
    • Assist and provide training to the Inspection Department and all departments performing inspection functions, including interpretation of requirements of technical data, and proper use of inspection tools and equipment.
    • Maintain and Improve inspection process documents by collaborating with Engineering and Quality.
    • Assist and provide training to the Engineering Department in the performance of inspection. Review engineering documentation for inspection requirements to ensure the proper methods, techniques and practices are established in accordance with Type Certificate Holder data or Customer requirements.
    • Ensure that proper calibration processes are established and maintained when new inspection tools are introduced. Review calibration processes and adjust methods and intervals with Quality Manager approval.
    • Verify proper inspection processes are applied on all completed work before it is approved for return to service or other certification, and that the proper inspection and maintenance records, reports, and forms required for such release or certification are complete.
    • Oversee the final acceptance procedures for all incoming material, including new parts, supplies, and the airworthiness of articles on which work has been performed outside the Repair Station by contract.
    • Review all incoming components from outside vendors and OEM suppliers when there are discrepancies. Determine acceptability of parts based on functionality and ability to be salvaged before return to supplier.
    • Determine that procedures, processes, and training is in place to ensure that no defective, unserviceable, or unairworthy parts are installed in any component articles released by the Repair Station.


    • Associate Degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.
    • 3 years’ experience in the use of inspection tools and performance of inspection in a Part 145 Repair Station or equivalent setting using similar tools and standards. 
    • ASQ Certification preferred.
    • Good interpersonal skills to motivate and effectively interact with all levels in the organization.
    • Experience with computers, quality auditing, statistical process control, shop supervision, or other related experience.
    • General knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations and other governing regulations, general quality principles and systems, all applicable technical data, overhaul manuals, etc.
    • Thorough understanding of all shop processes and how they affect airworthiness. Ability to work with Process Engineers and Process Supervisors to establish inspection standards and methods and trouble shoot problems.
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CRT is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and promoting the health and well-being of its employees. It is the Company’s policy to only hire individuals who do not use drugs/nicotine products. All candidates will be screened for drug/nicotine use prior to hire. Employment opportunities at CRT are open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. CRT complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws with regard to equal employment opportunity.

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