Quality Inspectors examine products to ensure that they meet manufacturer guidelines and do not contain defects. Their job duties may include monitoring operations, reading blueprints, testing materials, measuring products, rejecting defective products, and reporting on product suitability to managers or other responsible parties.
They may be exposed to some dangerous locations and materials and must wear appropriate clothing and protective gear when completing their inspections. The majority work full-time during business days, although some night and weekend hours may be required.
Quality Control Analysis
Complex Problem Solving
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software
Data base user interface and query software
Electronic mail software
Industrial control software
What Will You Do as a
Evaluate quality of materials or products.
Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information.
Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
Record operational or production data.
Advise others on ways to improve processes or products.
Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
Calibrate equipment to specifications.
Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
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How Much Can You Earn?
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What Education Do You need?
People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Some College, but No Degree
Doctorate or Professional Degree
Common Past Positions