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Quality Inspector

Who is a Quality Inspector? 

Quality control staff documents the results of their checks in test reports. Inspectors notify their supervisors when defects are found. They analyze and fix production problems.

  • In some companies, the audit process is automated. Advanced visual control systems are installed at one or several points in the production process. Inspectors observe the equipment, check the results and carry out random product tests 

  • Many manufacturers have invested in automated inspection equipment to improve quality and productivity. Inspection tasks are delegated by specialized inspectors to production and assembly employees. These employees supervise the quality in every phase of production.

Despite advances in many industries, automation is not a substitute for manual inspection.

What Does A Quality Inspector Do?

  • Check, test or measure materials, products, installations, or work according to the specifications.

  • Measure the dimensions of products to check compliance with specifications.

  • Use measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, measuring devices, or micrometers.

  • Read plans, data, manuals, or other materials to determine the required specifications, inspection, and test procedures, change methods, certification procedures, formulas, or measuring instruments.

  • Interpret legal requirements, Provide security information

  • Recommend that contractors, artisans, engineers, or property owners follow regulations

  • Disassemble defective components such as inaccurate or worn measuring devices or instruments.

  • Determine whether engineers or operators are qualified to use the equipment.

  • Check green technology parts, products, or installations. Compliance with standards for fuel cells, solar modules, or air quality devices.

  • Test raw materials, parts, or products to check if they meet environmental standards.

  • Track production processes or equipment to ensure that specifications are met.

  • Make the necessary process or assembly adjustments.

  • Customize, clean, or repair products or equipment to correct the defects.

  • Explore ways to cut waste and improve inspection, test, or calibration techniques.

  • Performs other tasks to support quality and customer requirements

  • Use SPC tools for assigned tasks as needed and analyze data trends.

Who can become a Quality Inspector?

  • The only approval criterion that is required to become a quality inspector is a thorough understanding of the final product and its attribution to the ideal product.

  • Anyone from any area can venture into this profession. Most employers need quality inspectors to obtain a high school diploma. Many companies employ quality inspectors who attended a vocational school. Relevant work experience in the past may be sufficient.

How To Become A Quality Inspector?

There are many ways to determine the path to becoming a quality inspector in India.

  • UPSC All India Food Inspector Exam and state level Food entrance exams

  • By getting a technical degree in a related field. Eg Btech in Dairy Technology and get Quality control Inspector jobs in various dairy related industries

Example - The air quality inspector I is the basic class in this field inspection series.    Operators can go to a higher level after qualification and confirmation of skills.  Air quality inspector II is a travel class in this series.

Other skills required

  • Knowledge of the English language. To become an inspector, candidates must usually have excellent English reading and writing skills

  • Logic and attention to detail

  • Effective communication skills

  • Integrity

  • Technical capability. 

How much does a Quality Inspector make?

  • Avg. Salary in India - Rs 202,640

  • Avg. Salary less than 1 year - Rs 178,793

  • Avg. Early Career Salary (1-4 years) - Rs 196,705

  • Mid Career Salary (5-9 years) - Rs 308,368

  • Experienced Salary (10-19 years) - Rs 456,000

All salaries per annum

What are the Books and Study material available?

  • Short Notes on Food Safety Officer Examination - A Subjective Approach by Durvesh Kumari Suresh Chandra

  • Objective Food Science and Safety standards by Prabodh Halde and Sanjeev Sharma

  • A Competition Book For Food Safety Officer - Main Subject : An Objective Approach by Durvesh Kumari

  • Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 Lawmann’s

  • A Competition Book For Food Safety Officer by Mrs. Durvesh Kumari…

  • Food Safety and Quality Control by Pulkit Mathur