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Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
District Of Columbia

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Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.

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Currently Employed: 130

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $24.29 - $25.40

Typical Annual Salary: $50,500 - $52,800

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications.
  • Measure dimensions of products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers.
  • Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required.
  • Record inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded.
  • Mark items with details such as grade or acceptance-rejection status.
  • Notify supervisors or other personnel of production problems.
  • Discard or reject products, materials, or equipment not meeting specifications.
  • Grade, classify, or sort products according to sizes, weights, colors, or other specifications.
  • Analyze test data, making computations as necessary, to determine test results.
  • Clean, maintain, calibrate, or repair measuring instruments or test equipment, such as dial indicators, fixed gauges, or height gauges.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Accelerometers
  • Calibrated resistance measuring equipment
  • Eddy current examination equipment
  • Integrated circuit testers
  • Leak testing equipment

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Industrial control software
  • Label making software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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