Routine Inspectors and Testers
Jobholders in this unit group inspect and/or test metal stock, parts and products, electrical plant, machinery and electronic components, systems and sub-assemblies, textiles, wood, paper, food, plastics and rubber goods, parts and materials to detect processing, manufacturing and other defects.
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New workers start around £13694. Normal pay is £22238 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £33767.
Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
- Reports any recurrent or major defects and recommends improvements to production methods.
- Examines yarn packages, textile fabrics and garments, wood or wood products, paper and paperboard, plastics and rubber materials, food products, food storage containers, etc., checks specifications, marks any repairable defects and rejects faulty items.
- Sets up test equipment, connects items/system to power source/pressure outlet, etc. and operates controls to check performance and operation of electrical plant and machinery and electronics systems.
- Checks sequence of assembly operations and checks assemblies and sub-assemblies against parts lists to detect missing items.
- Examines articles for surface flaws such as cracks, dents, defective sealing or broken wires by visual inspection or using aids such as microscopes or magnifying glasses.
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