Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Receiving Inspector in Hyattsville, Maryland



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Math or Science, or a related field

  • In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, a high school diploma or GED and four (4) years of experience in Quality Control and Receiving Inspection work can may be considered


  • Six (6) years of experience in Quality Control and Receiving Inspection work


  • American Society for Quality Certified Quality Inspector—ASQ CQI (Must be certified within 12 months from date of hire)

  • Valid Motor vehicle operator’s license issued from the jurisdiction of residence


  • American Society for Quality Certified Quality Engineer—ASQ CQE

  • American Society for Quality Certified Quality Auditor—ASQ CQA

  • Experience in transit and/or transportation industry performing Quality Control and Receiving Inspection work.

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.


The Receiving Inspector supports operation critical functions pertaining to the inspection and processing of materials, parts, assemblies, and equipment procured from WMATA suppliers. The incumbent is responsible and accountable for ensuring that inventory and non-inventory materials, parts, assemblies, and equipment conform to the specifications and standards established by Authority’s engineering and maintenance offices; examines items for defects in materials, workmanship and damage during transit; ensures completeness and accuracy of order against procurement data and technical documentation; and ensures all inspections and processing of materials, parts, assemblies, and equipment are in compliance with the contractual/Purchase agreements.


  • Performs timely receiving inspections in accordance with established policies and procedures on inventory and non-inventory material, equipment, parts and components purchased for use by Authority’s operations services departments/offices to include:

  • Inspects and measures items for dimensional accuracy, fit, alignment, and function according to blueprints, parts manuals, company standards and other specifications using precision measuring instruments and testing devices, to ensure quality and safety standards set by Authority are met.

  • Collects and references product specifications, drawings and other related documentation to ensure the supplier delivered products are in compliance with Authority’s established and approved technical specifications and manufacturer data.

  • Inspects items for defects in materials, workmanship and damage during transit, using visual inspection.

  • Inspects materials for condition, quantity, and product salient characteristics to ensure compliance with the specification.

  • Reviews supplier documentation for accuracy and completeness.

  • Inspects samples sizes in accordance with policies and procedures, compares quantities and part numbers of items received with item master data, procurement data, technical documentation, and other specifications to ensure completeness and accuracy of order.

  • Ensures that non-compliant material, parts, or components are recorded, and affected departments, suppliers, and/or freight provider are contacted, and appropriate corrective action is implemented.

  • Take necessary actions to resolve issues to ensure the availability of items needed for vehicle repairs and/or replacements.

  • Performs First Article Inspection procedures on new items, ensuring that the vendor’s product reliability matches the Authority’s system of record specifications.

  • Reviews, validates and interprets test results from independent testing laboratories, to ensure compliance with Authority’s specifications.

  • Leads the research for material discrepancies found in inventory, documents findings on Material Discrepancy Reports, and participates in the Material Review Board.

  • Maintains inspection records, documents, and test results, documenting activities, providing written references and conduct meetings with the necessary stakeholders to resolve discrepant material.

  • Maintains inspection related information in Authority’s database and/or central repository and generates, and furnishes weekly and monthly inspection reports, vendor performance reports, operations impact report to management.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with internal departmental customers and external vendors, providing quality customer service and establishing efficient and effective partnerships.

  • Ensures products delivered are in compliance with Contract/procurement agreements terms and conditions.

  • Ensures products procured using federal funds comply with FTA guidelines and Buy America compliance.

  • Assists management in audit investigations related to parts inspection by investigating and reporting on information pertaining to internal and external audit findings, recording and reporting on vendor performance and contract/purchase agreement compliance, furnishing periodic reports for management review, impact analysis and risk assessment.

  • Assists management with compliance reviews to develop policies, procedures, management presentations and reports.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience. Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • Personal Interview

  • Skills Assessments

  • Verification of education and experience

  • Criminal Background Check

  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening

  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

Job Title: Receiving Inspector

Job ID: 180799

Location: MD - Metro Supply Facility

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Posting Open-Close: 2018/11/29 - 2018/12/14

Union: 002