Profession metal product quality control inspector
Metal product quality control inspectors perform preventive and operational quality control on the metal products. They examine the materials at various stages to make sure it conforms to the desired standard, test the products, and send them back for repair if necessary.
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- Types of metal
Qualities, specifications, applications and reactions to different fabricating processes of various types of metal, such as steel, aluminium, brass, copper and others.
- Manufacturing processes
The steps required through which a material is transformed into a product, its development and full-scale manufacturing.
- Database quality standards
Techniques and methods of estimation and evaluation of system quality and overall database quality, as well as the set quality standards and regulations.
- Quality standards
The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.
- Quality assurance methodologies
Quality assurance principles, standard requirements, and the set of processes and activities used for measuring, controlling and ensuring the quality of products and processes.
- Define manufacturing quality criteria
Define and describe the criteria by which data quality is measured for manufacturing purposes, such as international standards and manufacturing regulations.
- Inspect quality of products
Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.
- 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.
- Lead inspections
Lead inspections and the protocol involved, such as introducing the inspection team, explaining the purpose of the inspection, performing the inspection, requesting documents, asking appropriate questions, and maintaining a high level of professionalism when investigating subjects.
- Work in metal manufacture teams
Ability to work confidently within a metal manufacturing group with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole.
- Define data quality criteria
Specify the criteria by which data quality is measured for business purposes, such as inconsistencies, incompleteness, usability for purpose and accuracy.
- Prepare technical reports
Prepare technical reports that describe results and processes of scientific or technical research, or assess its progress. These reports help researchers to keep up to date with recent findings.
- Follow company standards
Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.
- Spot metal imperfections
Observe and identify various kinds of imperfections in metal workpieces or finished products. Recognise the best fitted manner of fixing the problem, which could be caused by corrosion, rust, fractures, leaks, and other signs of wear.
- Apply health and safety standards
Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.
- Prepare samples for testing
Take and prepare samples for testing, verify their representability; avoid bias and any possibility of accidental or deliberate contamination. Provide clear numbering, labelling and recording of the sample details, in order to make sure that the results can be accurately matched to the original material.
- Maintain test equipment
Maintain equipment used for testing the quality of systems and products.
- Use a computer
Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.
- Perform sample testing
Examine and perform tests on prepared samples; avoid any possibility of accidental or deliberate contamination during the testing phase. Operate sampling equipment in line with design parameters.
- Use non-destructive testing equipment
Use specific non-destructive testing methods and equipment that do not cause any damage to the product, such as X-rays, ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle inspection, industrial CT scanning and others, in order to find defects in and assure quality of a manufactured and a repaired product.
- Revise quality control systems documentation
Revise quality control documents. Read through the documents, editing them, and revise items in the documentation like the numbering scheme, process to create new documents, revision and follow up process, closure of non-conformities, methods for tracking documents, etc.
- Operate precision measuring equipment
Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.
- Set quality assurance objectives
Define quality assurance targets and procedures and see to their maintenance and continued improvement by reviewing targets, protocols, supplies, processes, equipment and technologies for quality standards.
- Record survey measurements
Gather and process descriptive data by using documents such as sketches, drawings and notes.
- Ensure public safety and security
Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.
- Define quality standards
Define, in collaboration with managers and quality experts, a set of quality standards to ensure compliance with regulations and help achieve customers' requirements.
- Monitor manufacturing quality standards
Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.
- Apply safety management
Apply and supervise measures and regulations concerning security and safety in order to maintain a safe environment in the workplace.
Optional knowledge and skillswelding techniques record production data for quality control non-ferrous metal processing liaise with managers record test data evaluate employees work ensure correct gas pressure report well results perform tungsten inert gas welding cutting technologies perform metal active gas welding analyse test data check quality of products on the production line engraving technologies recommend product improvements electron beam welding processes consult technical resources draw design sketches create solutions to problems perform test run ensure quality of final product perform metal inert gas welding keep records of work progress weld mining machinery technical drawings manage emergency procedures statistical process control operate welding equipment ensure fulfilment of legal requirements monitor automated machines give instructions to staff adhere to organisational guidelines liaise with quality assurance speak different languages write records for repairs forging processes report defective manufacturing materials write work-related reports maintain records of maintenance interventions metal smoothing technologies metal joining technologies identify hazards in the workplace metal forming technologies recognise signs of corrosion metal coating technologies types of metal manufacturing processes ferrous metal processing plastic welding conduct chemical testing on basic metals supervise staff perform welding inspection ensure compliance with environmental legislation
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