Quality Control Systems Managers

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Quality Assurance Director (QA Director), Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager), Quality Control Manager (QC Manager), Quality Manager

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Acquisition; Allied Sciences; Ammunition Warrant Officer; Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer; Clinical Laboratory; Medical Service Corps Officer; Nuclear Medical Science; Parachute Rigger; Petroleum Supply Specialist; Petroleum Systems Technician
Weapons Specialty
Ammunition Officer; Aviation Ordnance Chief; Aviation Ordnance Officer; Aviation Precision Measurement Equipment (PME) Calibration/Repair Technician, IMA; Collateral Duty Inspector; Expeditionary Fuels Technician; Flight Equipment Technician; Ordnance Quality Assurance/Safety Observer; Petroleum Quality Assurance and Additization Specialist; Quality Assurance Representative
Ammunition Material Officer; Aviation Ordnanceman; Division Officer, Weapons Department (General); Gunnery/Ordnance Officer; Microbiologist; Naval Engineering Trials and Survey Officer; Ship Type Engineering Officer; Strategic Weapons Manager; Torpedo Weapons Officer; Weapons Officer (General)
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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.
On the job, you would:
  • Stop production if serious product defects are present.
  • Review and update standard operating procedures or quality assurance manuals.
  • Monitor performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Math and Science

  • chemistry


Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Microsoft SQL Server Hot Technology
  • Structured query language SQL Hot Technology

Desktop communications software

  • Eko

Analytical or scientific software

  • Minitab
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Laboratory Information Management Systems LIMS


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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