Quality Control Inspector duties and responsibilities
A Quality Control Inspector performs assessment, documentation, and organization tasks to support the efficiency and effectiveness of their organization's supply chain. Their duties and responsibilities include:
  • Inspecting output finish product using industry-appropriate methods, such as comparing to standards, measuring dimensions and examining functionality
  • Checking that the assembly or production adheres to standards and procedures and complying with customer's requirements
  • Reviewing drawings and specifications to compare to raw, in-process and produced goods
  • Recording inspection results by completing reports in uniPoint, summarizing re-works.
  • Proposing improvements to the production process
  • Monitoring the use of equipment to ensure it is safe and discard any that do not meet requirements
  • Keeping measurement equipment operating accurately by following calibration requirements and sending them out for calibration when needed.
  • Develop and conduct a variety of tests on inbound materials from vendors and outbound products for shipping
  • Ensure that all the quality check procedures put in place by the company are followed during every production phase
  • Create comprehensive documentation for quality issues and note the corrective actions that were taken.
Quality Control Inspector skills and qualifications
Quality Control Inspectors use a variety of soft skills and industry knowledge to ensure products are up to standards, including:
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Basic computer and math skills to calibrate and measure specifications
  • Ability to use measuring devices like gauges, meters, calipers, computers, and coordinate measuring machine (CMM).
  • In-depth understanding of company standards
  • Up-to-date knowledge of federal and industry standards and best practices
  • Understanding of customer's requirements
  • Drawing reading capabilities
  • Documentation and reporting skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Comfortable standing or walking for long periods of time
  • ISO 9001
  • 5S – Six Sigma
  • UT Level II (Required)
  • VT Level II (Preferred)
  • PT Level II (Preferred)

Quality Control Inspector education and training requirements

Quality Control Inspectors should have at least a high school diploma or GED. These candidates should also complete on-the-job-training or have previous experience in quality control in their intended industry. Certifications from the American Society for Quality prove that candidates understand industry regulations and standards, are familiar with best practices and are dedicated to improving quality.

Quality Control Inspector experience requirements

Entry-level Quality Control Inspectors may have completed previous on-the-job training for another relevant quality control role and/or have 1 to 2 years of experience. For positions that require more leadership responsibilities or complex and specialized tasks, candidates with at least 3 to 5 years of experience may be suitable. Experience with quality control techniques like Six Sigma may be an added advantage.