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Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers

Also called: Inspector, Quality Control Inspector (QC Inspector), Quality Inspector, Quality Technican

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What they do:
Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Discard or reject products, materials, or equipment not meeting specifications.
  • Mark items with details, such as grade or acceptance-rejection status.
  • Measure dimensions of products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab Hot Technology
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology
Industrial control software
  • Coordinate measuring machine software
  • Cybermetrics GAGETrak
Electronic mail software
  • IBM Notes Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$39,140
$24,660
$66,260
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