Assembly Line Inspector

Inspect unfinished metal articles of furniture for defects.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Assembly Line Inspectors do?

Inspects unfinished metal articles of furniture for defects in metal or poor work: Marks rejected piece with chalk or crayon and returns it to proper department for repairs. Observes and feels welds and bent corners for burrs. Removes burrs, using file or emery paper. May inspect assembled electric hospital beds to certify conformity to production standards.


Should I be an Assembly Line Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Station Assembly-Conveyor Line

    How to become an Assembly Line Inspector

    Most Assembly Line Inspectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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