Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
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.
Median Annual Wage: $35,330
Education: High school diploma or equivalent (52%); Less than high school diploma (14%); Post-secondary certificate (14%)
Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Related Job Titles: Inspector; Quality Control Technician; Quality Inspector; Quality Technician; Quality Assurance Inspector; Quality Control Inspector; Quality Auditor; Picker / Packer; Quality Assurance Auditor; Quality Assurance Technician
Measure dimensions of products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers.
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.
Mark items with details such as grade or acceptance-rejection status.
Notify supervisors or other personnel of production problems.
Discard or reject products, materials, or equipment not meeting specifications.
Collect or select samples for testing or for use as models.
Write test or inspection reports describing results, recommendations, or needed repairs.
Compare colors, shapes, textures, or grades of products or materials with color charts, templates, or samples to verify conformance to standards.
Recommend necessary corrective actions, based on inspection results.