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Quality Inspector/PFKNH



Quality Assurance
Normal, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Company Overview

Help us make the best golf balls in the world! From our Covington, Georgia manufacturing facility, we supply golf equipment to many of world-renowned golfers including Tiger Woods and Jason Day.

Whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone Golf name you know that you are a valued teammate who is part of our larger mission to serve society with superior quality. We start by offering each teammate more than just a salary. We provide formal training, competitive performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build your future.

We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole selves to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. So, show us what you’re made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need.

Bridgestone Golf, Inc. is headquartered in Covington, Georgia and is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation headquartered in Japan. Our mission is simple: Bridgestone Golf serves dedicated golfers with superior quality golf equipment designed to maximize individual player’s golf experience and enjoyment.

Job Category

Production & Skilled Trades

Position Summary

The Quality Inspector will inspect Surlyn and Urethane golf balls to ensure conformity to quality control standards by performing visual and physical (touch) inspections for various defects.



  • Maintains safe, clean, and orderly workplace per 3S standards.
  • Identify and resolve minor mechanical and quality problems.
  • Responsible for performing regular quality checks as per SOP.
  • Visually examines and feels surface of finished golf balls to detect defects and remove them from good product inventory.
  • Identifies type and determines severity of defects by comparison against standard limit samples. Records totals by defect category.
  • Salvages balls, which would normally be classified as defective, by scraping or cleaning off light resin flash, surface dirt, or other foreign material which may be sticking to the ball surface.
  • Classifies and sorts of defective balls into B-grade or scrap inventories by determining severity of defect against standard.
  • Periodically reports inspection results and shows defects to unit line operator.
  • Identifies, counts, and records good product by unit line operator, ball type, ball number and lot number.
  • Maintains lot control system number sequence on all reports, forms, and tickets.
  • Inputs inspection data into database system.
  • Performs sorting, cleaning, and re-inspection of product from packing and inspection areas.
  • Maintains high productivity by working as a member of the inspection team to maintain zero to low quantities of uninspected balls in Unit Line, EX Line and staging areas.
  • Trains new teammates for the inspection area.
  • Notifies shift supervisor of any possible defect problems to keep defects to a minimum.
  • Submits daily production reports using a department computer.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively with other employees.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measurements, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals with the ability to apply mathematical calculations to reach the proper recipe formulas and/or scale weight. Capability to convert Metric system measurements into American system of measurements or vice versa.


Ability to apply commonsense with understanding to provide detailed written and/or oral instructions. Ability to be flexible with problem solving and reach resolutions appropriately.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Care stretches that are outlined within the inspection work area and must be completed as required. Must be able to achieve the requirements with or without a reasonable request.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

Minimum Qualifications

Typically requires a high school degree; or 1-2 year vocational training / associates degree

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Employment Eligibility

If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.