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Inspector III

Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology

Lowell, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

Visit our careers page to see what exciting opportunities and company perks await!

Job Description:

The Inspector III is primarily responsible for verifying that materials (piece parts, wafers, die, assembled product) are acceptable to use for production and shipping to our customers. Also, for supporting and maintaining our Quality Management System through a variety of other quality functions as needed, including scanning and archiving completed quality records and product testing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect and approve materials by confirming specifications, conducting visual, document review, and measurement tests
  • Utilize calibrated tools for piece part measurements
  • Utilize microscopes for inspections
  • Read and understand technical and dimensional drawings
  • Review paperwork to ensure compliance to specifications
  • Document inspection results by completing reports, logs and inputs data into quality database
  • Write non-conforming reports for materials out of specified parameters and track to completion
  • Scan and archive completed paperwork into SharePoint database
  • Perform test operations as necessary
  • Support and maintain ISO9001 compliant QMS through continual improvement
  • Regularly interact with engineering groups, manufacturing, supply chain
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and work relationships within the department, the group, the Corporation and the community; and maintain the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 2 years plus of relevant experience as a Quality inspector (electronics or machining industry preferred)
  • Experience with measuring devices such as gauges, calipers, and other measuring instruments
  • Hands-on experience with electronics manufacturing, materials, processing, and test
  • Proficiency in computer usage and Microsoft Office for record keeping and reports
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to read, follow customer drawings, process and test instructions
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience using an ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics Axapta preferred
  • Experience with MIL-PRF-19500, MIL-PRF-38534, MIL-STD-750, ISO9001 preferred
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships with individuals of all levels
  • This position requires travel of 0-10%.
U.S. Export Controls Requirements: This job requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by the export laws of the United States. Candidates are required to provide proof of either US citizenship, Permanent US residency or classification as a protected individual as defined in 8 USC 1324b (a) (3).

Travel Time:

No Travel

Physical Attributes:

Bending at Waist, Carrying, Electrical Hazards, Feeling, Handling, Hearing, Lifting, Mechanical Hazards, Noise and/or vibration, Piece Work, Reaching, Seeing, Talking, Works Alone, Works Around Others

Physical Requirements:

50% sitting/50% standing

Microchip Technology Inc is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.