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Gear Inspector

Manchester, CT, US, 06042

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

The Gear Lab Inspector position is primarily responsible for inspecting and recording dimensions of aerospace components per process sheets, Inspection reports, blueprints and applicable specifications utilizing specified gages and methods to ensure the quality requirements are met prior to presenting the final aerospace component  to the customers.



  • Measure and assess product quality using a variety of measurement techniques including:  traditional surface plate layout techniques, variety of hand gauging methodologies and automated inspection equipment.
  • Presentation of inspected/received parts to various customer representatives and assist with the resolution to customer questions or concerns.
  • Support inspection operations by the development, support, qualification, maintenance and control of automated inspection programs.
  • Support calibration function by measuring and determining quality of specialized hard gages or masters.
  • Generate required documentation to ensure effective product traceability and record retention of inspection activities.
  • Ability to operate CMM or CNC machines – ability to learn how to operate M&M machines and faro machines  desired
  • Timely and accurately disposition product, reporting and/or communication.
  • Support organizational improvement activities by acting as a team member in improvement functions.
  • Support organizational departmental cross training initiatives by becoming cross trained in various skill blocks within the Quality function as defined and agreed upon by supervision.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision. 
  • Fulfill daily responsibilities in a team based manufacturing environment while maintaining and upholding Timken's core values.
  • Perform tasks as assigned by Supervisor and/or Team Leader.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended period of times.
  • Fine motor skills with frequent hand and arm movement.
  • Frequent twisting and bending.


Unusual Environmental Conditions: 

  • Loud machining environment; exposure to aerospace metals, lubricants, and chemicals. 


Required Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Safety glasses/shields, appropriate manufacturing closed toed footwear, gloves, hearing protection may be required or other protective equipment as needed. 



  • US Citizen or Green Card holder
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1 Year of inspection/machining experience
  • Ability to use dimensional inspection tools, i.e. micrometers, calipers, bore gauges, thread gauges, etc.
  • Fluent in print / specification interpretation,
  • Basic understanding of GD&T and corresponding measurement techniques
  • Familiar with ISO / AS9100 requirements
  • Ability to operate CNC machines, or CMM, M&M and/or faro machines.
  • Industrial mathematics. 
  • Solid written, verbal and computer skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Solid problem solving and organizational skills requried.




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received nine times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.6 billion in sales in 2018 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 35 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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