Quality Technicians ensure products meet the required quality standards before they are sold to consumers. They are in charge of examining materials and products to check for flaws and deviations from original specifications. Their responsibilities including reading specifications and blueprints, making recommendations for adjustments to assembly and production processes, determining whether to accept or reject items, inspecting and testing materials and products, and reporting on inspection results.
Quality Technicians are involved in the entire course of manufacturing. They may inspect components before assembly, analyze trial products during development, or test finished goods. During these processes, they record and analyze the results in order to decide whether to certify or reject specific products. Some technicians use this data to solve production issues and recommend improvements. Other duties may include preparing inspection plans, training new technicians, and evaluating quality cost.
Quality Control Analysis
Complex Problem Solving
Analytical or scientific software
Data base user interface and query software
Development environment software
Program testing software
What Will You Do as a
Test quality of materials or finished products.
Interpret research or operational data.
Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
Maintain laboratory or technical equipment.
Evaluate quality of materials or products.
Inspect areas for compliance with sanitation standards.
Record research or operational data.
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Less than High School Diploma
High School Diploma or Equivalent
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Doctorate or Professional Degree
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Quality Control Inspector
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