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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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Record survey measurements

    Gather and process descriptive data by using documents such as sketches, drawings and notes.

  • Maintain test equipment

    Maintain equipment used for testing the quality of systems and products.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Revise quality control systems documentation

    Revise quality control documents. Read through the documents, editing it, 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.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • 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.

  • 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 safety management

    Apply and supervise measures and regulations concerning security and safety in order to maintain a safe environment in the workplace.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

draw design sketches types of metal manufacturing processes speak different languages ferrous metal processing write work-related reports perform tungsten inert gas welding non-ferrous metal processing ensure finished product meet requirements metal coating technologies metal joining technologies record test data monitor automated machines welding techniques metal forming technologies recognise signs of corrosion analyse test data conduct chemical testing on basic metals liaise with quality assurance give instructions to staff identify hazards in the workplace check quality of products on the production line create solutions to problems technical drawings perform welding inspection report well results plastic welding metal smoothing technologies adhere to organisational guidelines statistical process control supervise staff forging processes report defective manufacturing materials perform test run perform metal active gas welding recommend product improvements record production data for quality control write records for repairs electron beam welding processes ensure correct gas pressure cutting technologies manage emergency procedures engraving technologies keep records of work progress mine machinery welding ensure fulfilment of legal requirements consult technical resources perform metal inert gas welding operate welding equipment liaise with managers evaluate employees work maintain records of maintenance interventions ensure compliance with environmental legislation