Job Purpose:

Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh 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.

Essential Functions:

  • Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications.
  • 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.

Detailed Work Activities:

  • Advise others on ways to improve processes or products.
  • Analyze test results.
  • Clean production equipment.
  • Collect samples of materials or products for testing.
  • Compare physical characteristics of materials or products to specifications or standards.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • 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.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
  • Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products.
  • Weigh finished products.