Bead Inspector

Inspect molded glass beads, used in incandescent lamps, for defects.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bead Inspectors do?

Inspects molded glass beads, used in incandescent lamps, for defects: Scoops up beads on prongs of metal forklike device. Examines beads to determine if beads are whole. Moves beads up and down on prongs to gauge diameter; rejects beads that do not slide easily. Breaks or puts aside defective beads, and pours satisfactory beads into containers.


Should I be a Bead Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Back-Pad Inspector, Bedspread Inspector, Bench Inspector, V-Belt Inspector

    How to become a Bead Inspector

    Most Bead 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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