Box Inspector

Inspect and repair wood boxes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Box Inspectors do?

Inspects and repairs wood boxes: Examines partially or completely assembled boxes and crates for defects, such as cracks, nicks, holes, and diagonally driven and protruding nails. Removes diagonally driven nails and drives in protruding nails, using hammer. Smooths rough spots and edges, using sanding block or wire brush. Rejects substandard boxes. May sort assembled boxes according to specified groups.


Should I be a Box 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bottle Inspector

    How to become a Box Inspector

    Most Box 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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