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Aerospace Incoming Quality Inspector at Supplier Management Solutions, LLC

Aerospace Incoming Quality Inspector

Supplier Management Solutions, LLC Mobile, AL (Onsite) Full-Time

For over 15 years, SMS/TRIGO has remained the industry leader with a “boots on the ground” approach to drive systematic changes that improve quality while sustaining on-time delivery performance.  Working as an extension of its customers, SMS/TRIGO’s unique, Fully Integrated Service Solution offers Supplier Management, Supplier Development, and Quality Management Services throughout the Commercial & Defense Aerospace Industries. Currently, SMS/TRIGO is providing support to the largest Primes, Tier-1s, and Tier 2s while expanding its service portfolio to include quality management services since the acquisition by TRIGO GROUP, INC. in January 2019.

Job Summary

Under general supervision and reporting to the Director of Quality Operations, the Incoming Quality Inspector is responsible for the execution and confirmation of quality inspections as part of the production process with an emphasis on the aircraft structural assemblies and components.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Execute technical inspections in the production process of the aircraft in the context of the authorization of manufacturer operation.
  • Prepare and perform administrative, visual, dimensional incoming inspection during the aircraft manufacturing process in compliance with design specifications, customers, and certification requirements.
  • Use SAP-based and SAL-based IT systems to document the technical inspections performed in the production orders by inspection ark.
  • Complete other aircraft documents as well as prepare first article inspection reports if needed.
  • Support troubleshooting and participate in Quality Survey requests.
  • Compile all non-conformance technical data in order to launch the SAP-based quality discrepancy sheets for the professional assessment in accordance with the manufacturing engineering documentation.
  • Document all the technical inspector's results in the SAP based IT system.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Quality Management Systems
  • Drawing systems, inspection plans, and inspection coordination
  • The principles, practices, methods, and tools used in the production line
  • Handling and use of inspection tools used for length measuring techniques (mechanical, optical, electrical)


  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to foster productive working relationships.
  • Must be able to simultaneously manage several objectives.
  • Must be detail oriented, organized, and self-motivated.
  • Strong verbal, written and communication skills.
  • Fluent English – reading and writing is required.
  • Professionalism, integrity, and exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong independent decision-making skills; excellent analytical skills and professional judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  •  Knowledge of basic computer skills, include basic Excel skills.

Ability to:

  • Communicate on a regular basis with internal and external parties.
  • Handle complex situations and solve complex problems.
  • Work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Press and analyze technical and business information.
  • Work in a team environment with strong communication skills (verbal and written), ability to interact via telephone, email with co-workers.
  • Remain seated for up to 5 hours at a time.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Fluent English – reading and writing is required.
  • Pass pre-hire background check including DMV and credit screening.
  • Pass Pre-hire Drug Screening

Qualifications and Skills

  • High school diploma / GED.
  • FAA Airframe & Powerplant License (A&P), including inspection authorization is preferred.
  • 3 years of relevant experience with an emphasis on structural components and assemblies.
  • Airline experience is desirable.
  •  Authorized to Work in the US
  • Fluent English – reading and writing is required.
  • Pass pre-hire background check including DMV and


  • 12 days paid vacation first year, increasing with service years.
  • 6 days paid sick time.
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Healthcare insurance available: Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, critical illness, life insurance for self and dependents
  • 401k with match

Pay Range: 

$20.00-$35.00 per hour, please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. SMS/Trigo considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations when extending an offer.

Company Overview

Supplier Management Solutions (SMS), a TRIGO Company, is the leader in the Aerospace & Defense Industry providing global Supplier Delivery Assurance, Supplier Development and Quality Management Services. SMS provides a fully integrated service solution to optimize Supplier performance through an embedded “boots on the ground” business model to drive systemic changes that enhance Supplier Quality and Supplier Delivery performance. We work as an extension of our customers to build and maintain supplier and customer collaboration to ensure improved results and provide visibility throughout the supply chain. SMS’ team of dedicated Delivery Assurance Specialists, Supplier Development Specialists, Supplier Quality Engineers and Program Managers support hundreds of Customers and are deployed to thousands of Suppliers worldwide focused on achieving On-Time and On-Quality Delivery results. 

Supplier Management Solutions, LLC (SMS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans, and may require US Citizenship for employment on certain defense contracts subject to ITAR restrictions.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration.  Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.

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