Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers:

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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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $37,620.00
Average Time to Fill 36 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 20,412
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -8.25 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Analyze test results
Test manufactured products
Compute product or materials test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Perform quality assurance testing
Test historical authenticity of various materials
Test mechanical products or equipment
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Conduct performance testing
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Evaluate quality of materials or products
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards
Test products for functionality or quality
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Inspect production equipment
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Inspect objects using x-ray or magnetic methods

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Test Equipment
Process Improvement
Internal Auditing

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