Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers :

Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $37,620.00
Average Time to Fill 36 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 20,412
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -8.25 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test historical authenticity of various materials
Analyze test results
Test manufactured products
Compute product or materials test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Perform quality assurance testing
Test mechanical products or equipment
Conduct performance testing
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Inspect sustainable energy production facilities or equipment
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Evaluate quality of materials or products
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Inspect objects using x-ray or magnetic methods

Handling and Moving Objects

Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
File metal or plastic objects
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Package goods for shipment or storage
Collect samples for analysis or testing
Connect electrical components or equipment
Move goods in and out of inventory

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related measurements
Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes
Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications
Determine physical or chemical properties of materials
Estimate material requirements for production
Estimate project material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Estimate project labor requirements
Weigh industrial, production, or manufacturing related products or materials
Measure items or parcels
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Classify materials or products according to specifications
Identify characteristics of cloth, fabric, paper or pulp
Mark items for acceptance or rejection
Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information
Identify color or balance
Identify characteristics of plants, crops, and tree species
Mark materials or objects for identification
Identify characteristics of metals and alloys
Attach identification information to products, items, or containers

Getting Information

Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing work orders
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Interpret industrial, production, or manufacturing information from schematics or technical drawings
Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements
Read operating, service, or repair manuals associated with manufacturing or production equipment
Review information from formulas or processing charts
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Review engineering data or reports

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor timing or metering devices to regulate environmental conditions
Monitor assembly quality
Maintain consistent production quality
Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
Maintain safe work environment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Test Equipment
Process Improvement
Internal Auditing

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