Profession product quality controller

Product quality controllers check the quality of manufactured products. They work in manufacturing facilities where they perform basic inspection and evaluation of products before, during or after the production process. They track production problems and send inferior or malfunctioning items back for repair.

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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 control systems

    Understanding of and experience with product development quality systems or tools such as FMEA, DOE, PPAP and APQP.

  • Quality assurance procedures

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • Work in assembly line teams

    Manufacture products on a moving assembly line. Work in a team where everyone has an assigned task.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • Track key performance indicators

    Identify the quantifiable measures that a company or industry uses to gauge or compare performance in terms of meeting their operational and strategic goals, using preset performance indicators.

  • Check quality of products on the production line

    Check products for quality on the production line and remove defective items before and after packaging.

  • 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.

  • Oversee quality control

    Monitor and assure the quality of the provided goods or services by overseeing that all the factors of the production meet quality requirements. Supervise product inspection and testing.

  • Monitor the production line

    Monitor the production line for problems such as pile-ups and jams.

  • 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.

  • Support implementation of quality management systems

    Advocate the introduction of new business processes to help achieve quality standards, such as the improvement of the organisational structure or the development of new procedures in case of quality defects.

  • Perform quality audits

    Execute regular, systematic and documented examinations of a quality system for verifying conformity with a standard based on objective evidence such as the implementation of processes, effectiveness in achieving quality goals and reduction and elimination of quality problems.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

identify process improvements conduct performance tests operate precision measuring equipment recommend product improvements maintain test equipment create solutions to problems record test data set quality assurance objectives use technical documentation analyse production processes for improvement identify improvement actions develop procedures in case of defects

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