NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • Quality Inspector

    Job Locations US-MA-Westborough
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # of Openings
    Operations / MFG
  • Overview


    About NEC Energy Solutions

    NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES) designs, manufactures, and integrates smart energy storage solutions for the electric grid and applications with critical power needs. Its megawatt-scale energy storage and control systems provide greater stability to the grid while maximizing renewable generation. In telecom, datacenter, and other industrial applications, its high performance lithium-ion battery systems provide better value than traditional lead-acid batteries in tough, critical power applications.


    NEC ES is widely recognized as a pioneer and leader in the market for utility scale energy storage. NEC ES has extensive experience installing and commissioning commercial grid energy storage solutions with power ratings ranging from 50 kW to more than 50 MW at numerous sites around the world. Our GSS® grid energy storage platform has been deployed in commercial revenue service since 2008, with over 250 MW installed, under construction, or in late stages of development. GSS® systems are serving applications globally that include peak shaving, renewable integration (ramp management), frequency response, frequency regulation and voltage regulation.




    Position Overview

    The quality inspector and warehouse support associate is a critical member of the Quality Assurance team, a department of the Operations division at NEC Energy Solutions. The quality inspector focuses on executing and documenting incoming, in-process, and final inspection requirements across all product lines. The Inspector is also responsible for conducting First Article Inspection as part of the material and vendor qualification process.


    • The job is split between inspection and warehouse support.
    • Inspection tasks will include having responsibility for inspecting Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs), sheet-metal parts, injection molded plastics, various mechanical and electrical parts, cables, as well as finished products and systems.
    • Warehouse support tasks will include both electronic and physical inventory transfers, cycle counts, material kitting and other related tasks.
    • A qualified candidate will be detail oriented, bring a hardworking and positive attitude to the workplace, and promote high standards of quality throughout the organization.


    Primary Responsibilities

      • Perform First Article Inspection and Incoming Inspection on parts in accordance with inspection requirements, procedures and IPC standards
      • Perform in-process and end of line and final inspection (visual & dimensional) on production material and assemblies
      • Own handling, documenting and transacting of material
      • Initiate non-conforming material reports
      • Maintain conformance to preventative maintenance and calibration schedules including ESD equipment inspections and calibrations
      • Maintain required trainings and certifications required to perform inspection (e.g. IPC 610, 620)
      • Perform product rework as required, including printed circuit boards
      • Capture inspection data
      • Organize and stock material
      • Kit parts from stock
      • Inventory trandactions
      • Warehouse Consolidation
      • Other Duties as assignmed and required





    Key Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Attitudes

    • Knowledge of PCBAs required. Valid IPC-610 certification strongly preferred.
    • Ability to use gauges and measurement machines to conduct inspections per industry standard practices
    • Ability to read and understand schematics and technical drawings
    • Knowledge of Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) and preventive measures
    • Excellent organization skills and ability to work independently required
    • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ERP, Oracle, Access)
    • Strong work ethic
    • Detail driven
    • Ability and willingness to help out where and when needed
    • Strong sense of ownership, accountability, urgency, in a dynamic environment.
    • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
    • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs



    • 3 years of Inspection or Quality experience.
    • General warehouse experience preferred
    • Clear communication (oral and written) skills required
    • Fork truck certification a plus and preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to keep accurate records and notes
    • Prior experience with batteries, energy storage systems, or inspection of electromechanical systems is a plus


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