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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Check for damaged items

    Identify products that have been damaged and report the situation.

  • 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

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