Career outlook for quality control technician
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would check that products meet quality standards and are safe for customers to buy.
You would also help to set up and manage quality control systems.
- Deal with feedback and complaints from customers
- Refer issues to managers when needed
- Assess suppliers
- Check and update quality control policies
- Train new staff
- Write reports for quality managers.
- Work in a team under the supervision of a quality manager
You would also have specialised tasks depending on where you work.
For example, if you worked in food and drink production, you would:
- Find and remove faults in the production process
- Test microbiological, chemical and physical samples
- Check labels
- Check that methods are in line with legislation
If you work in manufacturing engineering, you would:
- Monitor each stage of production
- Use statistical analysis to make sure that machined parts are within tolerance limits
- Run tests for defects, for example electric vehicle battery leak detection
You would need technical knowledge of your industry. You would also need good knowledge of quality control standards and legislation.
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