Inspection Supervisor
at Smalley Steel Ring Co.

Date Posted: 7/3/2019

Job Description

Smalley Steel Ring Company is the market leader in the industrial retaining ring and wave/compression spring manufacturing business. We have been manufacturing and supplying the aerospace, automotive and other industrial markets for over 50 years. We take pride in the business we have built, the quality of our innovative products, our focus on continuous improvement, and the high level of service that we provide to our loyal customers.

We currently have an opening for a 3rd Shift Inspection Supervisor. The 3rd Shift Inspection Supervisor provides general supervision of the inspection, test, and SPC functions. The Supervisor directs and coordinates the inspection and test activities of Leads, Inspectors, and SPC Auditors. He/she interacts directly with production, general supervisors, and the 3rd shift Plant Manager in the accomplishment of support, scheduling, and improvement objectives in the manufacturing and inspection processes.


  • Monitors inspection, test and SPC queues and initiates action to maintain acceptable levels.
  • Initiates cross-training and initial training programs that encompass all aspects of the manufacturing inspection, test and SPC functions to expand and improve coverage and personnel qualifications.
  • Develops manpower utilization to satisfy actual and projected requirements.
  • Coordinates the inspection and test response to schedule requirements as identified at regular production meetings held with manufacturing supervision and management.
  • Develops a work scheduling system that responds to priorities and day requirements in each inspection and test location. Refines systems to provide a "look-ahead" capability to streamline throughput and resolve chronic obstacles or delays.
  • Establishes effective lines of communication and feedback with manufacturing general supervisors, Quality Engineers, and Quality Planners to ensure prompt attention and resolution of conditions that adversely affect quality or throughput.
  • Monitors, and maintains, performance reporting systems relative to the effectiveness of the inspection and testing operations and initiates necessary action based upon results.
  • Maintains employee development and participation programs that achieve the individuals' potential and added value to the organization. Extends the program to all levels from inspector to Lead.

Job Requirements


  • 5 years inspection experience
    • A minimum of 3 in a leadership position
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with MS Office, Outlook, AS400 preferred
  • Strong leadership and self-motivational skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis.


Smalley offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 401(k) savings plan with company match; profit sharing, health, dental, vision. Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD; supplemental life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and 10 company paid holidays.

To learn more about our company, please visit our web site at


Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are having problems using our online application system, please call 847-719-5900

Job Snapshot

About Us

Smalley Steel Ring Company is the market leader in the industrial ring and wave/compression spring manufacturing business. With offices in Asia, Europe, the United States and South America, we not only think globally but we act globally. As a global leader, we have experienced almost every type of application in our field and we continue to solve new problems for a variety of customers. From aerospace, to medical devices, the auto industry and more, we have the expertise our clients are looking for in a manufacturing partner.

Here at Smalley, we realize that our success depends upon the success of our employees. We are a privately held, family owned business with a positive, team oriented culture and a commitment to the security and satisfaction of our workforce. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package: including 401(k) savings plan with company match, profit sharing, bonus, health, dental, vision, company paid life, STD and LTD, supplemental life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and 10 company-paid holidays. You will also find plenty of opportunity for career development and advancement to positions of greater responsibility here at Smalley.

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