Quality Inspector I

at ArcBest in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

What you’ll do

We’re looking for a Quality Inspector I to join the ArcBest Technologies team. The Quality Inspector is a vital part of our Technology R&D team, collaborating with Engineering, Robotics, and Supply Chain members to ensure our products meet the highest quality standards and requirements. The position performs inspections of raw materials, in-process products, and finished products to ensure that defined quality standards for durability and function are met.

Your contribution may include:

  • Conduct routine inspections of products and materials to ensure adherence to standards and specifications.
  • Travel frequently to conduct regular inspections at manufacturing facilities, assessing the adherence to quality standards and regulations.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, rules, product schematics, and test instructions.
  • Assist in testing and troubleshooting prototypes and products to minimize quality issues.
  • Review products, processes, and systems and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Perform duties related to the product life cycle as it pertains to quality assurance.
  • Perform minor maintenance, troubleshooting, and improvement of products in collaboration with multiple teams.
  • Enter quality testing data into test reporting system as tests are conducted.
  • Complete all activities related to data recording and preparation of routine reports for Tech R&D leadership in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide written reports regarding manufacturing site visits and other QA activities as required.
  • Assist with QA training of multiple team members as needed.
  • Operate standard measuring tools and equipment such as tape measures, calipers, verniers, and gauges.
  • Adhere to established safety policies and procedures during daily work activities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and resolve quality-related issues.
  • Maintain a positive attitude in a highly intense, yet rewarding, environment.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

As a Quality Inspector I, you will be a member of the ArcBest Technologies Tech R&D team in Fort Smith, AR. Your hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm, with irregular hours that may occur depending on workload.

Ready to apply? Before doing so, please make sure you meet the minimum requirements:


  • High School Diploma / GED Required


  • 2 years of relevant experience working in production environment.
  • Previous experience with quality inspections, preferred.
  • Experience with Quality measuring tools, warehouse shipping and receiving.

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office product suite.

Additional Requirements

  • Certified Quality Inspector by ASQ preferred, required within 3 months.
  • Certified Quality Auditor by ASQ, required within 6 months.
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System within 12 months.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 1 or call us at (479) 785-8717. An Equal Opportunity Employer including Vet/Disability.


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Job Posting: JC250270130

Posted On: Oct 27, 2023

Updated On: Jan 13, 2024

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