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Inspection Manager Sep. 18 2018| 0 KB

Content Type: Volunteer
Program: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer
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The Inspection Manager for FIRST Robotics Competition manages the paperwork and details associated with the inspection process, and tracks the progress of all teams at the event through inspection. Provides support to the Lead Robot Inspector in prioritizing team inspections based on match schedule. Identifies issues and potential bottlenecks. Provides recommendations on physical flow of teams through the inspection station. Works under the direction of the Lead Robot Inspector.

*Must sign a Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement prior to start of service.

Responsibilities

  • Assists with set-up of inspection station
  • Tracks progress of all teams through the inspection process, and ensures the information is accurately displayed
  • Performs robot weight and size checks as necessary, and helps sequence teams
  • Ensures team inspection status is current and prominently displayed
  • Provides information to Lead Robot Inspector and other key personnel on inspection progress and issues
  • If affiliated with a team, cannot make decisions about or inspect affiliated team’s robot
  • Watches over the pit while the Lead Robot Inspector is away from the inspection station

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required; team experience preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong process orientation
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others & work as a member of a team
  • Ability to move about the facility and stand for long periods of time

 

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Training provided by the Lead Robot Inspector on site
  • Minimum 2 full day commitment (Districts)
  • Minimum 3 full day commitment (Regionals)

Note: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk to your Volunteer Coordinator for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive. Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to the start of every shift to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration table.

Training

Lead Robot Inspector conducts training day of and provides guidance during the competition. Inspection managers may be asked to shadow experienced managers at an event prior to taking on the role themselves.

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

Direct supervision: Lead Robot Inspector
On-site guidance: Volunteer Coordinator

 

* Must read and comply with the FIRST Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities