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Become A Quality Assurance Inspector

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Working As A Quality Assurance Inspector

  • Getting Information
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $38,120

    Average Salary

What Does A Quality Assurance Inspector Do

A Quality Assurance Inspector is responsible for ensuring that all products meet industry standards. They are generally hired by manufacturers.

How To Become A Quality Assurance Inspector

Most quality control inspectors need a high school diploma and receive on-the-job training that typically lasts as little as 1 month or up to 1 year.

Education & Training

Education and training requirements vary with the responsibilities of the quality control worker. For inspectors who do simple pass/fail tests of products, a high school diploma and some in-house training are generally enough. Workers usually receive on-the-job training that typically lasts for as little as 1 month or up to 1 year.

Candidates for inspector jobs can improve their chances of finding work by studying industrial trades in high school or in a postsecondary vocational program. Laboratory work in the natural or biological sciences also may improve a person’s analytical skills and increase their chances of finding work in medical or pharmaceutical labs, where many of these workers are employed.

Training for new inspectors may cover the use of special meters, gauges, computers, and other instruments; quality control techniques such as Six Sigma; blueprint reading; safety; and reporting requirements. Some postsecondary training programs exist, but many employers prefer to train inspectors on the job.

As manufacturers use more automated techniques that require less inspection by hand, workers in this occupation increasingly must know how to operate and program more sophisticated equipment and utilize software applications. Because these operations require additional skills, higher education may be necessary. To address this need, some colleges are offering associate’s degrees in fields such as quality control management.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) offers various certifications, including a designation for Certified Quality Inspector (CQI), and numerous sources of information and various levels of Six Sigma certifications. Certification can demonstrate competence and professionalism, making candidates more attractive to employers. It can also increase opportunities for advancement. Requirements for certification generally include a certain number of years of experience in the field and passing an exam.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Quality control inspectors should be able to quickly remove sample parts or products during the manufacturing process.

Math skills. Knowledge of basic math and computer skills are important because measuring, calibrating, and calculating specifications are major parts of quality control testing.

Mechanical skills. Quality control inspectors must be able to use specialized tools and machinery when testing products.

Physical stamina. Quality control inspectors must be able to stand for long periods on the job.

Physical strength. Because workers sometimes lift heavy objects, inspectors should be in good physical condition.

Technical skills. Quality control inspectors must understand blueprints, technical documents, and manuals which help ensure that products and parts meet quality standards.

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Quality Assurance Inspector Career Paths

Quality Assurance Inspector
Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Manager Internal Auditor
Compliance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Inspector Quality Engineer Quality Manager
Director Of Quality
14 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Production Manager Warehouse Manager
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager President Laboratory Assistant
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Production Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Technician Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Quality Assurance Manager
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Forklift Operator Maintenance Technician
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Technician Quality Assurance Supervisor
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead
Quality Assurance Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Specialist Quality Assurance
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Technician Engineering Technician Quality Control Technician
Quality Control Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Inspector Quality Technician Quality Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Quality Engineer
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Specialist Project Manager Product Manager
Research And Development Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Quality Manager Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Quality Assurance Inspector Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    67.7%
  • Female

    30.6%
  • Unknown

    1.6%

Ethnicity

  • White

    76.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    13.9%
  • Asian

    7.2%
  • Unknown

    1.6%
  • Black or African American

    0.7%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    68.3%
  • German

    3.1%
  • French

    2.8%
  • Portuguese

    2.8%
  • Japanese

    2.8%
  • Italian

    2.4%
  • Chinese

    2.1%
  • Mandarin

    2.1%
  • Hindi

    1.7%
  • Korean

    1.7%
  • Vietnamese

    1.4%
  • Russian

    1.4%
  • Carrier

    1.4%
  • Hmong

    1.0%
  • Serbian

    1.0%
  • Arabic

    1.0%
  • Romanian

    0.7%
  • Gujarati

    0.7%
  • Thai

    0.7%
  • Croatian

    0.7%
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Real Quality Assurance Inspector Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Engineer/Quality Assurance Inspector Rohadfox Construction Control Services Corporation Richmond, VA Nov 14, 2007 $70,000
Quality Assurance Inspector C-B Gear & MacHine, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 20, 2012 $60,000
QA Inspector The Veritas Healthcare Solutions LLC Rockaway, NJ Jan 20, 2016 $56,599
QA Inspector The Veritas Healthcare Solutions LLC Rockaway, NJ Sep 22, 2016 $56,599
QA Inspector The Veritas Healthcare Solutions LLC Rockaway, NJ Apr 25, 2016 $56,599
Quality Assurance Inspector Surgimed Supplies, Inc. Morrisville, PA Apr 16, 2015 $53,560
QA Inspector The Veritas Healthcare Solutions LLC NJ Dec 15, 2016 $52,655
Quality Assurance Inspector Central American Produce, Inc. Opa-locka, FL Jun 01, 2015 $40,000
QA Inspector Gemini Pharmaceuticals Commack, NY Dec 01, 2011 $36,000
Quality Assurance Inspector Del Monte Fresh Produce Co. Palmetto, FL Feb 15, 2010 $36,000
Quality Assurance Inspector TRIS Pharma, Inc. Monmouth Junction, NJ Sep 02, 2013 $35,443 -
$47,000
Quality Assurance Inspector TRIS Pharma, Inc. Monmouth Junction, NJ Sep 03, 2013 $35,443 -
$47,000
Quality Assurance Inspector Surgi-Care Supplies Inc., . Tucker, GA May 28, 2015 $33,966
QA Inspector I TRIS Pharma, Inc. Monmouth Junction, NJ Oct 01, 2012 $33,155 -
$47,840
QA Inspector I TRIS Pharma, Inc. Monmouth Junction, NJ Nov 29, 2012 $33,155 -
$47,840
QA Inspector Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC Paterson, NJ Sep 20, 2012 $33,000

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Top Skills for A Quality Assurance Inspector

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Top Quality Assurance Inspector Skills

  1. Inspection Procedures
  2. Safety Standards
  3. QA Inspector
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Initiate proposed changes and adapts standard inspection procedures appropriate to the tasks involved.
  • Supervised personnel to maintain impeccable safety standards.
  • Supervised 14 QA inspectors performing 9000 evaluations on maintenance, support equipment and safety directives.
  • Performed inspection of developmental and flight engines before final inspection and shipment to Kennedy Space Center.
  • Collect samples of the finish product and document any corrective actions.

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