Steward Machine Company
  • Production
  • Bainbridge, GA, USA
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits & Competitive Pay


Steward Machine Company


Steward Machine is a multi-generation family-owned business having enjoyed a successful history of over 100 years. The Company possess extensive lifting capacity and some of the largest CNC machinery in the world housed in more than 290,000 square feet of manufacturing space. They offer complete turnkey responsibilities by detailing shop drawings, fabricating, welding, stress relieving, machining, gear cutting and assembly in-house.


Steward Machine Co. is certified by AISC to the highest standard for fracture critical endorsement. All Steward Machine work follow a culture that align with 5 guiding principles (Relentless Work Ethic, "Can Do Attitude", Excellence, Passion, and Adaptability). We have supplied equipment to some of the most demanding owners in the world. Our "can do" attitude gets the job done right the first time. We have a proven track for on-time deliveries.



Primary Purpose of the Position

The inspector will play an integral role in ensuring quality products that conform to set specifications in a timely, efficient, and safe manner to promote and support the success of Steward Machine Company


Essential Functions / Duties

  • Inspects machines and fabricated weldments at time of assembly, inspection area, or machining station to ensure conformance to specifications
  • Verifies conformance of vendor furnished parts and materials to plans and specifications
  • Works with production to ensure timely inspection functions per hold points, to complete the shop flow of the part(s)
  • Record findings for Visual, Magnetic Particle, Dye Penetrate and Ultrasonics Testing on inspection reports
  • Read blueprints and engineering specifications to obtain product information such as specified material surface, dimensional and NDT requirements.
  • Measures dimensions, such as length, height, diameter, and distance, between reference points, using precision instruments.
  • Locate reference points on parts and measure dimension such as angle, arc, and radii
  • Prepare inspection reports and welding logs.
  • Dimension inspection of component and assemblies
  • Inspect first run, in-process and final fabricated parts and assemblies
  • Set up and test equipment to ensure accuracy
  • Test hardness of workpiece surface using hardness testing machine
  • Prepare and maintain calibration records for welding machines and Inspection gages.
  • Prepare and maintain Welder Continuity Logs

Role / Department / Location Specific Requirements

Reports to the Plant Manager

Position is based at Plant 3 in Bainbridge, GA


Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Prior experience in Visual and NDT Inspections of fabricated weldments
  • Prior experience in heavy construction machining or industry related
  • Self-starter with good customer service skills and a pleasant demeanor, with the ability to maintain a good working relationship with management and co-workers
  • Dexterity, physical strength, and physical stamina
  • Technical skills and ability to understand blueprints, documents, and manuals
  • Attention to detail
  • Verbal and written communication skills

Education requirements or equivalent experience:

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED or equivalent
  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector - CWI
  • Certified Level II UT Technician preferred
  • One year of Ultrasonic Testing experience to AWS D1.1 and AWS D1.5 Codes
  • One year of technical school or five years of experience in heavy steel fabrication
  • Able to read, write basic math (fractions, decimals, and trigonometry).
  • Able to solve complex technical problems with limited direction

Not all aspects of the job are covered by the description - may require other duties as assigned.

Job may change over time in accordance with business needs.

Job description does not guarantee employment.


Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, high or precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, extreme heat or cold, wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl, and smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Affirmative Action /EEO Statement

Steward Machine Company is a Federal VEVRAA contractor, and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. Steward Machine Company will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status (In IL - sex, including same sex, ancestry, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge status, genetic information), (In IA - gender identity), (In CA - gender identity or expression, and genetic information) or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


Limitation and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Steward Machine Company is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. It is the Company's policy to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, or any other legally protected status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and reserve the right to perform substance abuse testing as needed.


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