• Quality Assurance Inspector - Manufacturing

    Job Locations US-CT-Torrington
  • About Our Company


    FuelCell Energy is transforming the world’s energy landscape by delivering clean and efficient solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy.  We thrive on innovation as our fuel cell power plants provide answers to some of the industry’s biggest challenges, such as generating a virtually pollutant-free and affordable supply of electric power within cities, reducing carbon emissions from coal and gas-fired power stations, and producing hydrogen for transportation, industry and utility-scale energy storage.  Our unique mission requires a diverse, energetic and creative workforce, and our shared passion for a cleaner energy future is the foundation of our Company’s culture. We take pride in what we have accomplished and are dedicated to providing innovative solutions that address energy, environmental and economic challenges for power users and communities world-wide.


    With SureSource™ installations on three continents and millions of megawatt hours of ultra-clean power produced, FuelCell Energy is a global leader with environmentally responsible power solutions. 


    Join our team and contribute to a brighter, cleaner energy future.


    We are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Inspector to join our manufacturing quality team who has a creative, innovative approach to his or her work and will never shy away from offering truthful observations and recommendations.  We’re looking for a highly organized, methodical professional with attention to detail and the experience necessary to take our products to the next level in terms of safety, quality, and accuracy.  A proven track record of experience is essential. 


    Based out of our recently expanded, climate controlled manufacturing facility, the Quality Inspector performs functions associated with quality assurance operations, including inspection, auditing, documentation, troubleshooting, preparing products for launch, calibration tasks and carrying out quality assurance procedures related to production. 

    • Use programs to collect and evaluate data used to assess and document results of quality assurance and control processes;
    • Performs in-process and final inspection of materials, parts, assemblies and finished goods to maintain a quality product in accordance with FuelCell Energy specifications, and ISO9001 standards;
    • Accurately uses all standard measuring tools such as eye loupes, pin gauges, micrometers, calipers, height gauge, profilometer, and coordinate measuring machines;
    • Performs inspections, product and process audits in a manufacturing environment;
    • Monitors critical equipment and instrumentation;
    • Determines and assists in developing methods and procedures for quality assurance and control;
    • Identifies and communicates quality issues and offers ideas for improvement;
    • Drafts procedures, work instructions, test methods, training plans, checklists and assists with validating or troubleshooting testing methods;
    • Consults with Manufacturing and/or Engineering on quality issues;
    • Communicates audit, inspection, and nonconformance issues via email and/or reports;
    • Schedules and facilitates MRB (Material Review Board) and other meetings;
    • Participates in root cause investigations and corrective actions;
    • Responsible for inspector evaluation exams and assists with employee assessments for visual inspection competence;
    • Provides training and support to manufacturing associates;
    • Other tasks as assigned.


    Education:   High School Diploma/GED required.  Associate’s Degree in Engineering Technology or an applicable discipline is a plus.


    Experience:  Minimum of 2 years of inspection experience working in a production environment (manufacturing, production warehouse, etc.)



    • Able to read and interpret data, specifications, and drawing requirements - knowledge of GD&T is a plus
    • Able to communicate effectively in English (writing and verbally)
    • Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to operate responsibly and flexibly in a team environment with minimal supervision
    • Demonstrates strong math aptitude including the ability to perform computations with all units of measure (international and U.S.)
    • Demonstrable experience using precision quality measurement tools
    • Must be willing to work occasionally in Danbury CT facility, if required
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
    • Demonstrable product and production quality experience with high precision products preferred
    • Experience with welding codes and weld inspection techniques strongly preferred
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel. PowerPoint preferred
    • Experience with ISO 9001 standards preferred
    • Experience with ERP systems preferred
    • ASQ CQI Certification is preferred
    • Experience with ASTM is preferred

    Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

    • Routinely works in and moves throughout a 70,000+ sq. ft. plant to perform various tasks
    • Must have full mobility to climb ladders and maneuver through tight areas for inspection of large units
    • Must be able to frequently lift or move items up to 25 pounds with or without assistance
    • Must be able to stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl and climb throughout the day
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to distinguish between colors, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
    • Must be able to use hand and air powered tools
    • Be able and willing to wear required personal protective equipment as designated such as safety glasses, safety shoes, hard hats and other PPE as required

    Equal Opportunity Employer - Vet/Disability


    We offer a competitive compensation package as well as comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, company-paid life/disability insurance, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan and generous paid leave.


    Employment with FCE is subject to pre-employment drug-screen and background investigation.


    No agency submissions please. Resumes submitted to any FuelCell Energy employee without a current, signed and valid contract in place with the FuelCell Energy Recruiting team for this position will become the property of FuelCell Energy and no agency fees will be paid.


    FuelCell Energy, Inc. is committed to ensuring that its application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all U.S. job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.


    If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please send an email with your resume to jobs@fce.com or contact us by calling 203-205-2070. Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed.


    NOTE:   This dedicated phone line and email address are designed exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be acknowledged.  A response to your request may take up to two business days.




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