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Tell me about a time when you have had to make a big decision, such as shutting down a production line. How did you come to the conclusion and how did you proceed?
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Making big decisions is a large part of being a QC Inspector. Tell the hiring manager about a time when you had to do just that. What did you consider before implementing your decision?
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"Last year I did have to shut down the production line. The product was not turning out as planned and the quality was not up to our company standards. It was a difficult decision because there was so much money at stake. I came to the conclusion by asking myself if I would be proud of the product? The answer was no, so I shut it down."

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Tell me about a time when you have had to make a big decision, such as shutting down a production line. How did you come to the conclusion and how did you proceed?
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I found a defect that was being ignored by operates, they reasons why they missed the defect but figured some else would that care of it.
2.
When we had bad parts from a vendor and they did not meet our IPC standards. We didnt have any other parts on hand to replace the bad parts so we shut it down the good parts came in.
3.
In the lab where we make glass one of the machines caught on fire, and we had to shut the lab down for two days to get the machine replaced.
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Because of the presents of asbestos unsafe to the workers.
5.
Because of the presents of asbestos unsafe to the workers.
6.
If there is really big quality problem which will lead to loss of defameness.
7.
Not happened to me to make a decision of shutting such work or production.
8.
When the production line was short staffed and other tests were not done..I stopped the line took back the units to be reworked.
9.
Having non conform items from suppliers.
10.
I have had to stop rents for a bad inhabitable property.
11.
We were doing RMS scans on out facility and the NDT Tech informed me that the readings on out main production line were very low. We've followed this up with manual UT and found that the readings were below the min. Required thickness. I have discussed this with my line manager and Terminal Manager and they agreed to shut the plant in to perform repair works on the line.
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I shut down an assembly line when I discovered that the welds on the under bodies of vehicles were not correct. Saved the company hundred of thousands of dollars.