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Job Description
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers ensure that your food will not make you sick, that your car will run properly, and that your pants will not split the first time you wear them. These workers monitor or audit quality standards for virtually all manufactured products, including foods, textiles, clothing, glassware, motor vehicles, electronic components, computers, and structural steel. As product quality becomes increasingly important to the success of many manufacturing firms, daily duties of inspectors have changed. In some cases, the job titles of these workers also have been changed to quality-control inspector or a similar name, reflecting the growing importance of quality.

Median Salary
$60,000 – $92,000

Education Requirements
Training requirements vary, based on the responsibilities of the inspector, tester, sorter, sampler, or weigher. For workers who perform simple “pass/fail” tests of products, a high school diploma generally is sufficient, together with basic in-house training. Training for new inspectors may cover the use of special meters, gauges, computers and other instruments; quality-control techniques; blueprint reading; safety; and reporting requirements. There are some postsecondary training programs in testing, but many employers prefer to train inspectors on the job.

Job Outlook
Employment is expected to decline, reflecting the growth of automated inspection and the redistribution of quality-control responsibilities from inspectors to other production workers. The employment number of 491,000 total workers in 2006 will decrease 7% to 457,000 in 2016.

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    lanier3834

    over 1 year ago

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    great material to read .

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    JJC2525

    over 5 years ago

    14 comments

    Good information!

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    herbkanne

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I would be very interested in applying for a job such as this. I am an experienced inspector and have a thirty year work history in construction.

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    bigjohnusmc

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    28 years as a heavy equipment, truck and trailer mechanic. Six of those years USMC mechanic with assignments as a LTI inspector for the C.G.Inspection team. Laid off 11/05/08. Looking for work in north San Diego or south Orange counties in CA. Overseas assignments (Iraq) welcome. Willing to relocate for right job.
    Thank You

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    GreggStagray

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    29 years of active duty service in the Marines. Ground maintenance background, looking for next career in the New Orleans area as an maintenance progam inspector or quality control.

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    cday1

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    i have an inspection background along with quality control military and civilian. i am about to get laid off and i am looking for employment. where can i find work like this in pa.

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    Ljwbubes

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Good morning, most of my career has been in Law Enforcement/ Security and for the past sixteen years it has been in retail. I am interested in become an inspector in the New England area and need advise in accomplishing this goal. I am also a veteran of the United States Marines.
    Thank you for your time.

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    softball77

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I am interested in the job posting for Inspector. I would like more information that I may learn about this job opportunity. Please send email address or web site info for more details.
    Thank you.

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    edwilliams3

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    good evening ladies and gentlemens, my name is Eddie Williams, i have twenty two years at my current job. i am interested in a career change. i supervise a team of twenty person currently been in this position for eleven years. Would like to learn a new career if at all possiable. i would like to know how i could go about, talking to someone about the inspector position thanks for your time.

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    bobbiej409

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    My name is Ofc Bobbie Jean McElveen and I'am looking for a career change and I'am Interested In being and Inspector and I've been trying to gather Information and applicaton so you could send me some more Information I would greatly appreciate It.

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