Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers

Inspector, Quality Control Inspector (QC Inspector), Quality Inspector, Quality Technician

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Advanced Fighter Aircraft Integrated Avionics; Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, Turboprop andTurboshaft Propulsion (helicopter, propeller, tiltrotor aircraft); Aircraft Hydraulic Systems; Aircrew Flight Equipment Helper; Fighter Aircraft Integrated Avionics; Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance Helper, CV-22; Medical Materiel Apprentice; Munitions Systems Apprentice; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, KC-10; Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, MQ-1/MQ-9
Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer; Automated Logistical Specialist; Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer; Electronic Maintenance Supervisor; Medical Logistics Specialist; Petroleum Laboratory Specialist; Plumber; Self Propelled Artillery Systems Mechanic; Senior Electronics Maintenance Warrant Officer; Supply Systems Technician
Aviation Maintenance Technician; Avionics Electrical Technician; Damage Controlman; Electrician's Mate; Gunner's Mate; Marine Safety Specialist; Marine Safety Specialist Deck; Marine Safety Specialist Engineer; Material Maintenance Specialty; Naval Engineering Specialty
Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician, F/A-18; Aircraft Ordnance Technician; Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician; Electro-Optical Ordnance Repairer; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic, KC-130; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic, F-35; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic, J-52; Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic, KC-130/V-22; Ground Ordnance Weapons Chief; Mobile Facility Technician
Advanced Machinery Repairman; Aviation Electrician's Mate; CWO - Electronics Technician, Surface; Designated Project Test and Evaluation Coordinator; Gunner's Mate; Information Systems Technician Submarines; LDO - Ordnance, Submarine; NAMTS Rigger/Weight Tester; Operational Test and Evaluation Officer; Special Operations Parachute Rigger
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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.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service

Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical


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



  • 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


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Stress Tolerance


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer aided design CAD software

  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Hot Technology

Desktop communications software

  • Skype

Analytical or scientific software

  • Minitab
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology


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

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