Quality Control Technician

Nairobi, Kenya
Quality Control Technician - Mechanical Production
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Engineering / Technical 

Key Responsibilities:

Inspection and Testing:

  • Perform visual inspections, dimensional measurements, and functional tests on mechanical components, assemblies, and finished products.
  • Utilize a variety of measuring instruments and equipment, such as calipers, micrometers, gauges, and specialized testing devices, to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Follow standardized procedures and work instructions to conduct inspections and tests accurately and consistently.

Quality Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with quality control standards and specifications defined by internal policies, industry regulations, and customer requirements.
  • Review product documentation, including engineering drawings, specifications, and work instructions, to verify that manufacturing processes are being followed correctly.
  • Identify and document non-conformities, defects, and deviations from specifications, and initiate corrective actions as required.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation of inspection results, test data, and quality-related information.

Process Improvement:

  • Collaborate with production teams and Design and Development engineers to identify the root causes of quality issues and recommend process improvements.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to enhance product quality, reduce defects, and increase overall efficiency.
  • Provide feedback on inspection procedures, test methods, and quality control processes to optimize efficiency and effectiveness.

Communication and Collaboration:

  • Communicate inspection findings and quality-related issues to relevant stakeholders, including production supervisors, engineers, and management, and report daily reports.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to resolve quality-related problems and implement corrective and preventive actions.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and customers, when necessary, to address quality concerns, conduct audits, and ensure compliance with quality standards.

Equipment Maintenance:

  • Ensure the proper functioning and calibration of inspection equipment and testing devices.
  • Perform regular maintenance and calibration activities as per established schedules.
  • Identify equipment issues or malfunctions and report them to the appropriate personnel for repairs or replacements.


  • Documentation and Record-Keeping:
  • Inspect, in-process and finished products.
  • To stop the machine due to quality-related issues
  • Quarantine nonconforming products in production
  • Conduct a root cause analysis and identify and implement corrective action.
  • Reject nonconforming products and raw materials.
  • Collaboration and Communication with other stakeholders to address quality-related issues.
  • Training and Development for the quality and production teams and other stakeholders


  • Losses due to quality
  • Process losses


  • Rejection rate:
  • Production downtime
  • Training and development
  • Continuous improvement
  • Risk management
  • First Pass Yield (FPY)
  • Customer complaints:


  • Technical certifications in mechanical engineering or a related field are preferred.
  • Previous experience in quality control, preferably in a mechanical production environment, is highly desirable.
  • Solid understanding of mechanical manufacturing processes, quality control techniques, and inspection methods. Familiarity with industry standards and specifications.


  • Proficiency in using various measuring instruments and testing devices
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, specifications, and work instructions.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to spot defects and deviations from standards.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to identify root causes and recommend corrective actions.
  • Effective communication skills to convey information and collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Good organizational skills to manage and maintain accurate records and documentation.

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