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Quality Control and Inspection Professional Spotlight
Quality Control and Inspection Professionals make sure workers follow the rules. Whether they’re helping workers avoid injuries by enforcing regulations or identifying subpar products, Quality Control and Inspection Professionals are driven by a passion for quality and safety.
What a typical day looks like:
Most of a Quality Control and Inspection Professional’s work takes place in the field, beginning at a company’s team safety meeting. With their hardhat on and a clipboard in hand, they spend most of their days watching and recording the quality of the products on site and the processes being used.
Quality Control and Inspection Professionals record everything they’ve seen in detail and they will often take photos and videos of what they have seen with a camera or smartphone. Back at the office, they share their findings with managers. If something isn’t up to quality standards, they present the case to address it.
Employed by government agencies, private service companies or oil and gas companies, Quality Control and Inspection Professionals work in a variety of environments, from confined spaces to heights and from shops to the field.
The kinds of problems Quality Control and Inspection Professionals solve at work:
If they see a potential issue with a process or product, a Quality Control and Inspection Professional needs to be ready to evaluate their suspicion. For example, if a company is using concrete to build the foundation for a gas plant, a Quality Control and Inspection Professional might perform an air test to see how much air is in the concrete and ensure it’s not too watery. They also need be able to explain to teams why their recommendations will work better in the long run.
Skills used most on the job:
In helping teams follow the rules, communication is key. Quality Control and Inspection Professionals help workers change their practices and processes, even under time constraints. Along with strong writing and analytical skills, they’re the rules’ biggest champions and everyone benefits.
Overall, they’re trying to instill a safety or quality control mindset within teams, motivating everyone to go above and beyond.
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