Profession motor vehicle assembly inspector

Motor vehicle assembly inspectors use measuring and testing equipment to inspect and monitor motor vehicle assemblies to ensure conformity to engineering and manufacturing specifications, quality, and safety standards and regulations. They detect malfunction and damage and inspect repair work. They also provide detailed inspection documentation and recommend action where problems are discovered.

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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.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Mechanics of motor vehicles

    The way energy forces interact and affect components in motor vehicles such as cars, buses, invalid carriages and other motorised vehicles. 

Skills

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • 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.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Supervise motor vehicles manufacture

    Inspect plants where motor vehicles are manufactured to ensure safety and quality control. Ensure that components are manufactured in compliance with safety and design specifications.

  • 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.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Notify supervisor

    Report problems or incidents to the supervisor in order to find solutions to problems.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • 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.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

Optional knowledge and skills

automotive diagnostic equipment act as contact person during equipment incident recommend product improvements record test data prepare audit activities electromechanics use testing equipment defense system maintain test equipment apply statistical analysis techniques analyse production processes for improvement lead inspections supervise staff use automotive diagnostic equipment engineering principles operate precision measuring equipment issue licences perform test run send faulty equipment back to assembly line liaise with engineers vehicle electrical systems supervise work execute analytical mathematical calculations manage maintenance operations