Profession product assembly inspector

Product assembly inspectors evaluate products for compliance with specifications and defects in-line with clients' requirements and organisational policies. They use measuring and testing equipment to ensure conformity to engineering and manufacturing specifications, quality, and safety standards and regulations. They also provide detailed inspection documentation and recommend action where problems are discovered.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • 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 procedures

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

Skills

  • Communicate problems to senior colleagues

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Notify supervisor

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

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • 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.

  • Check for damaged items

    Identify products that have been damaged and report the situation.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • 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.

  • Undertake inspections

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

furniture industry apply statistical analysis techniques prepare audit activities analyse production processes for improvement lead inspections textile industry send faulty equipment back to assembly line inspect manufacture of rolling stock liaise with engineers clothing industry supervise staff give instructions to staff mechanics of motor vehicles publishing industry monitor packaging operations mechanics of vessels quality assurance methodologies footwear industry cosmetics industry mechanics read standard blueprints engineering principles act as contact person during equipment incident manage maintenance operations pharmaceutical industry supervise work inspect aircraft manufacturing record test data engineering processes electromechanics perform test run maintain test equipment execute analytical mathematical calculations

Common job titles

  • Quality assurance inspector
  • Quality control inspector
  • Project quality control inspector
  • Quality inspector
  • Inspector - fabrication/assembly b