Quality Inspector Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 35,241 Quality Inspector resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing a Quality Inspector Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Car Parts, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Quality Inspector Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Quality Inspector CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand quality inspector skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a quality inspector : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Quality Inspector
Source: Zippia.com
CMM, 3%
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 35,241 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a quality inspector job required by employers is 1.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average quality inspector job listing asks for 1.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average quality inspector candidate have?
The average quality inspector resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your quality inspector skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from quality inspector resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Materials Inspector

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Quality Inspector
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Sorted and inspected auto parts for General Motors, Chrysler, and other auto companies
  • Inspected finished incoming and outgoing product using: micrometers, calipers, overlays, pin sets and optical comparators.
  • Sorted parts for Honda of America, by going through stock and inventory.
  • Completed required paperwork, had perfect attendance, and traveled all over the state to Honda suppliers.
  • Specialized in calipers, micrometers, torque wrenches, pin gauges and hand held scanners.
Quality Inspector

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Quality Inspector
Certificate - Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians
  • Utilized inspection tools; calipers, micrometers, gauges (go-no/go, width, feeler gauges), taps, grinders.
  • Inspect parts for Honda corporation.
  • Establish and utilize automated and manual Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMM) and software.
  • Perform many dimensional using verniers, micrometers, gauges, pins and scales.
  • Designed memory circuits using Cadence based tools to check optimal Vccmin across different UPFs.
Assembly Inspector

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Quality Inspector
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Sorted through razors for quality assurance to make sure no damaged product is packaged.
  • Work in the sub-assembly area to manufacture the dash boards for the Honda Accords & Acura TLX & ILX models.
  • Limited Set-up on Edgebander - Inspection of finished products - Measure raw parts for proper dimensions
  • Installed Components such as PCBs, GPS, and USB modems to PC tablets.
  • Arranged parts on assembly line tray for packing.
Assembly Line Inspector

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Quality Inspector
Certificate - Education
  • Checked temperature on inventory Repacked inventory Shipped out orders
  • Company was GMP and is working towards EU-GMP, worked on team helping accomplish this goal.
  • Oversee and provide training for annual certifications on Air Ramp operations and OSHA compliance.
  • Performed Statistical Process Control (SPC), including data collection, charts and graphs on my first two parts.
  • Inspected quality of aerospace parts per FAA and government regulations.
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As a quality inspector, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Quality Inspector roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of quality inspector resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Quality Inspector Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Quality Inspectors. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Quality Inspectors to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%