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Working As A Lead Quality Control Technician

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • $57,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Lead Quality Control Technician Do

Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers implement designs to use personnel, materials, and machines effectively. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.

Duties

Industrial engineering technicians typically do the following:

  • Suggest revisions to methods of operation, material handling, or equipment layout
  • Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, and formulas
  • Confer with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards
  • Recommend changes to production standards in order to achieve the best quality within the limits of the capabilities of the equipment
  • Help plan work assignments, taking into account workers’ performance, the capabilities of machines, and production schedules
  • Prepare charts, graphs, and diagrams to illustrate workflow, routing, floor layouts, how materials are handled, and how machines are used
  • Collect data to assist in process improvement activities

Industrial engineering technicians study the time and steps workers take to do a task (time and motion studies). To set reasonable production rates, they consider how workers perform operations such as maintenance, production, and service.

They also observe workers to make sure that equipment is being used and maintained according to quality assurance standards. They then evaluate the resulting data to recommend or justify changes to the operations or to the standards for improving quality and efficiency.

Industrial engineering technicians’ versatility allows them to be useful in a variety of projects. For example, they work in supply chain management to help businesses minimize inventory costs, in quality assurance to help businesses keep their customers satisfied, and in the growing field of project management to control costs and maximize efficiencies.

Industrial engineering technicians generally work in teams under the supervision of industrial engineers.

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How To Become A Lead Quality Control Technician

Industrial engineering technicians typically need an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Community colleges and technical institutes generally offer associate’s degree programs, and vocational–technical schools offer certificate programs.

Education

High school students interested in becoming industrial engineering technicians should take courses in math, science, and drafting, where available. Courses that help students develop computer skills are helpful when the students later need to learn computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing software, known as CAD/CAM.

Postsecondary programs in industrial engineering are offered at vocational–technical schools, technical institutes, and community colleges. Vocational–technical schools and technical institutes serve local students and emphasize training needed by local employers. These programs generally award a certificate. Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes, but usually include more theory-based and liberal arts courses. Students who complete these programs earn associate’s degrees.

ABET accredits engineering and engineering technology programs.

Generally, prospective industrial engineering technicians should major in applied science, industrial technology, or industrial engineering technology.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Industrial engineering technicians must be able to help industrial engineers figure out how systems should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Communication skills. Industrial engineering technicians receive instructions from industrial engineers. They must be able to clearly understand and follow instructions and communicate problems to their supervisors.

Critical-thinking skills. Industrial engineering technicians must be able to help industrial engineers figure out why certain processes or operations are not working as well as they might. They must ask the right questions to identify and correct weaknesses.

Detail oriented. Industrial engineering technicians must gather and record measurements and observations needed by industrial engineers.

Math skills. Industrial engineering technicians use the principles of mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Observational skills. These technicians spend much of their time evaluating the performance of other people or organizations and then make suggestions for improvements or corrective action. They must gather and record information without interfering with workers in their environments.

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Lead Quality Control Technician Career Paths

Lead Quality Control Technician
Quality Control Supervisor Quality Control Manager
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Supervisor Quality Control Manager Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Assurance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Supervisor
Quality Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Production Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Supervisor Production Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Supervisor Project Manager
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Manager Quality Assurance Manager Quality Manager
Director Of Quality
14 Yearsyrs
Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Supervisor Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Systems Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Supervisor Manager Product Manager
Product Development Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Supervisor Quality Manager Production Manager
Continuous Improvement Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Owner Maintenance Manager Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Owner Co-Founder Information Technology Project Manager
Engineering Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Owner Site Manager Quality Manager
Processing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Lead Quality Assurance Lead Quality Lead
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Lead Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Assistant Manager Department Manager Manufacturing Manager
Research And Development Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Manager Department Manager Support Manager
Technical Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Quality Technician 3.8 years
Quality Supervisor 3.8 years
Quality Lead 3.3 years
Quality Control 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Lead Quality Control Technician
Supervisor 5.6%
Technician 3.2%
Internship 2.8%
Cashier 2.4%
Top Careers After Lead Quality Control Technician
Technician 4.0%
Owner 3.7%
Supervisor 3.3%
Manager 3.3%

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Top Skills for A Lead Quality Control Technician

  1. Quality Control Procedures
  2. Product Quality
  3. Lab Equipment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Implemented quality control procedures for day-to-day operations within the requirements for ATA 103 Standards for Jet Fuel Quality Control.
  • Executed scheduled and emergency testing of optical and digital equipment and provided corrective action to optimize and maintain consistent product quality.
  • Worked with Sales Manager collecting samples for potential new customers Proficient on all QC Lab equipment.
  • Authored x-ray machine measurement calibration procedures, other specific test procedures, facilitated execution.
  • Supervised Quality Control Technicians and established strict criteria to meet with rigid government compliance standards.

Lead Quality Control Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

56.6%

Female

33.1%

Unknown

10.4%
Ethnicity

White

60.8%

Hispanic or Latino

16.1%

Black or African American

11.9%

Asian

8.0%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

77.8%

Hmong

11.1%

French

11.1%

Lead Quality Control Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.5%

University of Texas at Arlington

5.8%

Marywood University

5.8%

Mount Wachusett Community College

5.8%

Saint Louis University-

5.8%

Mississippi State University

5.8%

Art Institute of California - Inland

5.8%

University of Illinois University Administration

5.8%

Indiana Wesleyan University

5.8%

Lincoln Technical Institute

3.8%

DeVry College of New York

3.8%

Washington State University

3.8%

Ashford University

3.8%

Ohio University -

3.8%

Canada College

3.8%

Trident Technical College

3.8%

University of Pennsylvania

3.8%

Morgan State University

3.8%

Lakeland Community College

3.8%

University of Cincinnati

3.8%
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Majors

Business

20.8%

Electrical Engineering

8.5%

Biology

8.1%

Management

7.2%

Medical Technician

7.2%

Computer Science

5.5%

Chemistry

4.7%

Information Technology

4.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.4%

Criminal Justice

3.4%

Psychology

3.4%

Graphic Design

3.4%

Industrial Technology

3.0%

Mechanical Engineering

3.0%

Accounting

3.0%

General Studies

2.5%

Microbiology

2.1%

Education

2.1%

Finance

2.1%

Health Care Administration

2.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

35.3%

Other

27.2%

Associate

19.8%

Masters

8.9%

Certificate

7.2%

Diploma

1.2%

Doctorate

0.5%
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