Natoli Engineering Inspection Lead in Saint Charles, Missouri


  • Assign most qualified operator to train new hires/existing employees on machines

  • Train employees on cleaning schedule and proper daily machine maintenance

  • Coach the employee on production expectations

  • Manage attendance in department

  • Help develop training materials/tests for the machines in specific areas

  • Evaluate the employees’ readiness to move on to the next step (skill level)

  • Assist Human Resources in writing job descriptions for specific areas

  • Complete reviews on a timely basis

  • This list is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned.

  • Attend weekly production meeting 8am-9am on production/scrap.

  • Attend daily production meeting at 7:15 am- take notes and bring up items

  • Audit quality of parts as a First Part Inspector making sure the part conforms to spec.

  • Route jobs through department as needed to meet shipping schedule, previous and next operations

  • Work as a team with other leads/departments to coordinate best usage of people and machines to meet production schedule

  • Work with Production Management on any specials, process/procedures, special fixtures

  • Schedule employees to work special shifts and weekends by Wednesday to meet production (backlogging)- Expect backlogs, but do not allow production to get bottlenecked- schedule appropriately

  • Manage attendance and hours (OT)

  • Inspect machines/parts for proper preventative maintenance (oil, grease, etc.)

  • Report any machine issue to maintenance/production

  • Oversee that all company instruments are maintained properly and calibrated

  • Keep employees/operators at machines by linking up tools and fixtures for next jobs, work orders, move parts for them

  • Enforce proper bar coding 100% of the time

  • Check employee PPE

  • Check folder daily in production office

  • Report all non-conforming material to Department Supervisors

  • Ensure overall department/organization cleanliness

  • Provide supplies to employees as needed (grinding wheels, cutters, shop towels, etc.)

Qualifications and requirements

  • Knowledge of machine operations

  • Knowledge on writing program when necessary

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to comply with paperwork

  • Must be able to work 2nd shift (3:30pm-12am) Monday through Friday



  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar role

physical requirements

  • Work is performed in a shop environment: air conditioned, exposure to machinery noises. Exposure to coolants, lubricants, possibly abrasive compounds

  • Physical Effort: Work requires standing, stooping, bending and reaching. Frequently lift, handle and carry trays weighing up to 50 lbs.

Career path Opportunities

Career opportunities will depend upon experience, education, career interests and available opportunities.