Quality Control Analysts

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Lab Technician (Lab Tech), QA Auditor (Quality Assurance Auditor), QA Tech (Quality Assurance Technician), Quality Control Technician (QC Tech)

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Aircrew Flight Equipment; Aircrew Flight Equipment Apprentice, Ejection Seat Aircraft; Aircrew Flight Equipment Craftsman, Ejection Seat Aircraft; Aircrew Flight Equipment Helper, Ejection Seat Aircraft; Aircrew Flight Equipment Journeyman, Ejection Seat Aircraft; Fuels; Fuels Craftsman; Fuels Manager; Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Apprentice; Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Journeyman
Acquisition; Petroleum Laboratory Specialist; Petroleum Supply Specialist
Electronics Specialty; Gunner's Mate; Marine Safety Specialist Deck; Marine Safety Specialist Engineer; Weapons Specialty
Artillery Systems Technician; Calibration Technician; Collateral Duty Inspector; Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative; Expeditionary Fuels Technician; Joint Fires Observer Evaluator; Joint Terminal Attack Controller Evaluator; Petroleum Quality Assurance and Additization Specialist; Quality Assurance Representative; Small Arms Repairer/Technician
Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Fuels; Aviation Fuels Below Deck Operations Technician; Aviation Fuels Flight Deck Operations Technician; Aviation Fuels Shore Base Operations Technician; DCMA Government Ground Representative (GGR); Designated Project Test and Evaluation Coordinator; Engineering Bulk Fuel System (Shore) Technician; Oil Analysis Operator/Evaluator; Operational Test and Evaluation Officer; Preoperational Test and Evaluation Officer
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What they do:
Conduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. May conduct stability sample tests.
On the job, you would:
  • Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, environmental samples, finished goods, or stability samples.
  • Interpret test results, compare them to established specifications and control limits, and make recommendations on appropriateness of data for release.
  • Calibrate, validate, or maintain laboratory equipment.


Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • chemistry

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • administrative services


Basic Skills

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

Problem Solving

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

People and Technology Systems

  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it



  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Visual Understanding

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


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

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Program testing software

  • Hewlett Packard LoadRunner
  • Selenium Hot Technology

Desktop communications software

  • Eko

Data base user interface and query software

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


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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