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.

Also Known As

Inspector, QA Auditor (Quality Assurance Auditor), QA Inspector (Quality Assurance Inspector), QA Technician (Quality Assurance Technician), QC Technician (Quality Control Technician), Quality Auditor, Quality Control Inspector (QC Inspector), Quality Inspector, Quality Technician, Test Technician


  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
  • Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Advise others on ways to improve processes or products.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Calibrate equipment to specifications.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
  • Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed.
  • Analyze test results.
  • Compare physical characteristics of materials or products to specifications or standards.
  • Maintain production or processing equipment.
  • Clean production equipment.
  • Repair production equipment or tools.
  • Connect electrical components or equipment.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Test products for functionality or quality.
  • Evaluate capabilities or training needs.
  • Instruct workers to use equipment or perform technical procedures.
  • Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment.
  • Smooth metal surfaces or edges.
  • Inspect sustainable energy production facilities or equipment.
  • Collect samples of materials or products for testing.
  • Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Stack finished items for further processing or shipment.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
  • Weigh finished products.


  • Quality Control Analysis – Testing how well a product or service works.


Education Requirements

  • Education: High School Diploma or Equal
  • Experience: None
  • Training: 1 to 12 Months - On The Job


  • Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


  • Oral Expression – Communicating by speaking.
  • Near Vision – Seeing details up close.
  • Oral Comprehension – Listening and understanding what people say.
  • Perceptual Speed – Quickly comparing groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

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Pathway Job Market and Predictions - Connecticut

Future Job Opportunities: Below Average
Typical Wages
Local National
10% $30,810 $26,240
25% $37,710 $31,840
Median $49,860 $40,460
75% $66,450 $53,500
90% $88,750 $68,220

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