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Quality Inspector

at CKS Packaging, Inc.

Type: Full Time
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Pay Rate/Wages: $13 – $15


CKS Packaging, Inc., a leader and growing manufacturer of rigid plastic containers needs a Quality Control Inspector for our Fort Worth, TX plant.

We are looking for candidates with prior experience as a Quality Control Inspector in a manufacturing setting with high quality standard and tight specs. We are a family-owned company with over 2,000 employees and 22 locations – come let your voice be heard and at a company where your skills, talent and contributions will be rewarded.

What’s In it for You?

  • Stable, growing organization with opportunity for future advancement of qualified candidates
  • Competitive pay based on experience and qualifications
  • Vacation, sick pay and bonus once eligibility met
  • Excellent medical/dental benefits at modest employee contributions
  • 401k participation with company matching contributions upon completion of one year of service

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Job Requirements:


  • Pass random drug screening
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent; experience can take the place of a high school diploma
  • Demonstrate good attendance- report to work as scheduled and on time
  • Possess basic math and writing skills
  • Can read, understand and apply work instructions and job aids
  • Can effectively communicate cross-departmentally and with the management team at all levels
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize the required testing equipment, including hand held calipers when the AVID system is down
  • Demonstrates good attendance
  • Is open to flexible scheduling and reassignments as production needs change
  • Is open to working different shifts as needed
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus


  • Maintain a “safety first” attitude
  • Adhere to all relevant safety policies and guidelines
  • Know the primary and secondary egress routes in the event of an emergency evacuation
  • Work to prevent injuries to yourself and those around you
  • Establish and maintain good housekeeping
  • Wear required PPE and comply with all GMP standards
  • Perform periodic safety inspections of your assigned area
  • Complete all annual safety training as assigned
  • When using a CKS issued knife to remove bottle contamination, wear CKS issued cut resistant gloves and always cut away from the body. Knives must be stored in a safety sheath when not in use

Quality & Food Safety:

  • Maintain a “food safe” environment. Report any food safety related issues to the Quality Manager
  • Understand the basic principles of HACCP and food safety and how they apply to your job
  • Possess a progressive understanding of Statistical Process Control. Understand the difference between specification limits and control limits. Understand how to read control charts and histograms
  • Adhere to prescribed Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Perform cleaning as assigned per the Master Cleaning Schedule. Sign-off and date that cleaning was completed
  • Can locate and reference documents (forms, work aids, work instructions, etc) that are relevant to your job
  • Understand how to create new documents (forms, work aids, work instructions, etc) and update existing documents as needed
  • Participate in root cause analysis and corrective action meetings as assigned
  • Know our customer complaints, understand how they impact the plant and know what your role is in preventing them from occurring
  • Know the specification limits and testing frequencies for the products manufactured in this facility

Job Responsibilities:

  • Continually monitor bottle quality to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Perform hourly leak detector and vision system checks using the designated test bottles
  • Perform the following tests for all lines as per the required frequency listed in the control plan:
  • Finish measurements (i.e. T, E, ID, S, etc.)
  • Wall thickness
  • Top load
  • Bottle height and panel widths
  • Drop impact test
  • Weight
  • Visual and bottle integrity inspections
  • Volume and overflow
  • Filled bottle leak test * Notify the Machine Operator and Production Supervisor when tests are out of specification limits. Stay on top of the out of specification conditions until corrected
  • Proficient at using the following equipment:
  • Caliper
  • Scale
  • AVBIS 3000
  • Magna Mike
  • Height Gage
  • Top Load Tester * Basic ability to troubleshoot testing equipment when there’s a failure
  • Challenge the leak detector and vision systems hourly with the designated test bottles
  • Perform line inspections at the required frequencies. Notify the Machine Operator and Production Supervisor of any defect product found
  • Responsible for placing nonconforming product on hold, tagging each pallet, and ensuring the product is isolated and moved to the designated hold area
  • When placing product on hold, check pallets until the start of the defective condition is found. This may require inspecting pallets from previous shifts or bringing back trailers that have already left the building
  • Work with machine operators, supervisors, etc. to correct defective conditions
  • Proficient with the RealSPC software. Able to create tests, enter data and view historical data and charts
  • Maintain defect storyboards for each line
  • Issue new specification sheets for production personnel at product changeovers
  • Conduct FAI (first article inspection) on new product, new molds, and at line start-ups
  • Complete quality records neatly and legibly
  • Maintain quality records
  • Complete cleaning assignments per the master cleaning schedule
  • Communicate all relevant information at shift changeover (product placed on hold, ongoing quality issues, machine status, etc.)

Physical Demands:

  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time
  • Requires occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision to record, prepare and communicate appropriate work instructions and documentation
  • Requires correctable vision to be within normal range
  • May require working in areas that are not air conditioned
  • Requires full range of motion including handling and lifting, manual and finger dexterity, and hand-eye coordination

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 /hour

CKS Packaging Inc.

Why Work Here?A faith-based company where our employees are treated as our #1 asset.

CKS Packaging is a privately owned manufacturer and supplier of rigid plastic packaging with 23 locations in the United States, headquartered in Atlanta. Our business is growing and we are looking for talented people to strengthen our team.


Fort Worth, TX

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