Transportation Inspectors:

Inspect equipment or goods in connection with the safe transport of cargo or people. Includes rail transportation inspectors, such as freight inspectors; rail inspectors; and other inspectors of transportation vehicles, not elsewhere classified.

Also includes

Aviation Inspectors , Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation , Freight and Cargo Inspectors

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $71,870.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 406
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 2.93 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Perform transportation or shipping related safety inspection
Inspect material-moving equipment to detect problems
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Test mechanical products or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Perform safety inspection related to an installation, maintenance or repair
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Inspect transportation or shipping related machinery or equipment
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Inspect sewer, drain, or water main pipe joints to detect leaks or verify alignment or fit
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection
Inspect locomotives or other railroad equipment
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with transportation-related standards
Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or personal safety regulations
Inspect property for condition, damage, or deterioration
Perform construction, extraction, or mining related safety inspection
Test performance of aircraft equipment
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Inspect waste disposal or treatment facilities for regulatory compliance
Inspect objects using x-ray or magnetic methods
Inspect electrical installation for code conformance
Inspect safety equipment to ensure proper functioning
Compute product or materials test results
Conduct energy audits
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Inspect industrial or commercial equipment to ensure proper operation
Test materials to verify safety standards
Conduct performance testing
Inspect production equipment
Inspect cargo to identify potential hazards
Inspect aircraft or aircraft components
Examine returned parts for defects
Test manufactured products
Perform quality assurance testing
Analyze test results
Inspect plumbing systems or fixtures
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Evaluate quality of materials or products
Test historical authenticity of various materials
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Inspect completed repair work to ensure proper functioning
Inspect construction work to ensure proper installation or functioning
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Test products for functionality or quality

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor transportation or shipping related equipment operation to detect problems
Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Detect infractions of rules
Monitor railroad vehicle or equipment operation
Maintain safe work environment
Ensure conformance to building regulations
Determine air, water, steam, or fluid pressure using gauges
Monitor loading processes to ensure procedural compliance
Manage security for visitors or employees
Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Block physical access to restricted areas
Monitor entrance or exit of persons
Control authorized entry and exit in restricted areas
Monitor organizational compliance with regulations
Monitor public transportation and transit systems operation
Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed
Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Monitor perimeter and surroundings in protective settings
Locate suspicious objects or vehicles
Monitor alarm systems to detect fires or other emergencies
Monitor aircraft equipment operation to detect problems
Maintain consistent production quality
Monitor assembly quality

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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
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Manufacturing Processes

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