Softlines Inspector - Memphis Tennessee

Location US-TN-Knoxville
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Field Operations/Follow-Up Services


CRS.MaterialsSupplyChain.Softlines – Fabric – Test It

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

With over 3,000 employees globally, our RCP (Retail and Consumer Products) division works closely with manufacturers, retailers and brands to support them in developing and producing innovative, safe products through consumer product testing. Our proactive approach to risk reduction eliminates issues in sourcing, safety, and quality assurance before they impact our client’s business and brand. Our expertise and dedication to enhance sustainability also extends across the areas of social responsibility, environmental, brand protection, supply chain security, extractives, and raw material sourcing.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Softlines Inspector will complete assigned projects under the direction of the Client Program Specialists. Responsible for inspecting various softline and apparel products at pre-production, in-process and/or final production stages and reporting findings.  Following standard operating procedures, various client specific procedures as well as other inspection standards.  Function is performed in the field (at a factory, warehouse, and other place of business).  Applicants should have a background in apparel/textile manufacturing and have working knowledge and experience with apparel construction techniques, textiles as well as an understanding of Inspection criteria including Inspection Levels, AQLs and sampling plans and standards (ANSI/ASQ Z14).

  • Evaluate raw materials, associated materials against client’s standard, check order against items received.  May include evaluating factory capabilities as necessary.
  • Inspect products for defects and overall workmanship during in process, and or final stages, checking quality against reference sample or other client-approved standard/criteria.
  • Visual inspection and measurement of finished products against client standard/criteria.
  • Follows all required procedures established by company and client.  Represents company in professional and ethical manner.
  • Working with inspection coordinator, produce draft or final inspection report.
  • Communicate with site contact (verbal & written).
  • Communicate with inspection coordinator (verbal & written).
  • Must be knowledgeable in use of computer hardware and have skill level required to use software currently in use by department. 
  • Adherence to all relevant UL environmental, health, and safety procedures and regulations, as well as any requirements from the client that may be applicable

What makes you a great fit:

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of 2-4 years demonstrated proficiency in quality-related area or equivalent to Bachelor Degree in professional area of specialization. 
  • Must gain proficiency in inspection procedures and random sampling principles prior to performing on-site inspections. 
  • Must gain proficiency in documentation and procedures required by the company and clients relevant to this work area. 
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, outlook, excel. 
  • Must be open to travel. Experience in inspections preferred.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 127 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

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