Quality Control Inspector

Quality Control Inspectors ensure company quality standards are met through the calibration of inspection and measurement equipment and examining clean energy products and materials for defects or deviations from specifications.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Quality Control Inspector is inspecting products from an assembly line that yields energy efficient LED light bulbs. The Quality Control Inspector uses calibrated testing equipment to test the product’s reliability, durability, and measurement specifications. The inspection is successful and the assembly line continues to produce the light bulbs for distribution to retailers.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications.
  • Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required.
  • Record inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded.
  • Discard or reject products, materials, or equipment not meeting specifications.
  • Notify supervisors or other personnel of production problems.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Inspector, Quality Assurance Auditor, Quality Assurance Inspector, Assurance Technician, Quality Auditor, Quality Control Technician, Quality Technician, Quality Inspector

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$36,780

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

GED/ High School Diploma, On-the-job Training, Certified Quality Inspector (recommended), Six Sigma certifications (recommended)

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

None

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Communication Skills, Detail Oriented, Math Skills, Physical Stamina and Strength, Technical Skills, Decision-Making Skills

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Building Inspectors