Profession consumer goods inspector

Consumer goods inspectors evaluate assembled parts of consumer goods and products for compliance with specifications and defects in-line with clients' requirements and organisational policies. Consumer goods inspectors provide results and findings for reports. Inspected defects can be identified as being cracks, scratches, errors in sanding, and defects of moving parts.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Quality assurance procedures

    The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.

Skills

  • Write inspection reports

    Write the results and conclusions of the inspection in a clear and intelligible way. Log the inspection's processes such as contact, outcome, and steps taken.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Undertake inspections

    Undertake safety inspections in areas of concern to identify and report potential hazards or security breaches; take measures to maximise safety standards.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Check for damaged items

    Identify products that have been damaged and report the situation.

  • Conduct performance tests

    Conduct experimental, environmental and operational tests on models, prototypes or on the systems and equipment itself in order to test their strength and capabilities under normal and extreme conditions.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Communicate problems to senior colleagues

    Communicate and give feedback to senior colleagues in the event of problems or non-conformities.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare audit activities manage maintenance operations read standard blueprints maintain test equipment create solutions to problems medical devices supervise staff manufacturing of sports equipment features of sporting equipment act as contact person during equipment incident musical instruments furniture industry lead inspections give instructions to staff replace machines liaise with engineers perform test run supervise work jewellery processes woodworking processes monitor packaging operations glassworking quality assurance methodologies toys and games industry metalworking