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Bison Gear & Engineering Corporation Inspector II in Saint Charles, Illinois

About you...

Do people describe you as a Go-getter? Do you find challenges exciting? At Bison, our team makes it possible for our customers products to GO! If you're looking for a new role with an organization that will allow you to run with your innovative ideas in a collaborative team culture, don't delay, GO apply today!

About us...

Bison Gear and Engineering began in 1960 by designing problem-solving gearboxes and gear motors for their customers. Today, the company has grown into an industry leader for fractional horsepower electric motor, integral gearmotor and gear reducer products by implementing innovative lean manufacturing processes, world class engineering and customer support teams driven by their Robusticity® design philosophy; allowing Bison to consistently expand its product line with new motion control and power transmission solutions.

At Bison, we make your products go.®

Why join our team?

We believe that personal, professional and company growth all go hand in hand. So we develop, challenge and incentivize our people to deliver the very best for our loyal customers. We’re a team made up of problem solvers, risk-takers, thinkers and doers.

At Bison we give you the opportunity to develop your career based on your strengths and potential. Bison is a career destination for engaged, passionate and talented people who are driven to seek the innovation, growth and opportunity that we offer.

Inspector Level II

Reports to: QA Supervisor

Department: Inspection

Classification: Non-Exempt FLSA

Job Function:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform diversified precision mechanical inspection as required to maintain quality standards on parts and assemblies at Receiving, In-process and Final Inspection.

  • Devise efficient inspection set-ups with gauging fixtures, standard inspection equipment as needed (examples of inspection equipment below).


Height Gauge


Surface Plate Fixtures


Laser Mic

Hardness Tester

Indicating Plug

Roundness Tester

Bore Gauge

Surface Tester

Borematic (Tri-mic)

  • Run analytical part inspections on CMM, gear checker or other comparable measurement equipment. Experience programing parts analysis is a plus.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as, work orders, safety rules, specifications, quality plans, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write legibly and create routine reports.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Proficient in MS WORD, EXCEL. Experience in MINITAB or other statistical analysis software is a plus.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, suppliers and customers.

  • Follow all company policies, safety rules, and practices.

In addition to the essential duties and responsibilities above, additional requirements include:

  • The candidate must be able to have the flexibility of schedule to work when needed on first or second shift (not anticipated to exceed four weeks per year).

  • Applicants will be given a test to assess their attention to detail, level of experience in QA testing and inspection techniques.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

College degree a plus

Certificates, Licenses, Registration – ASQ Certification(s) preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.