Casing Inspector

Inspect assembled watches, clocks, and appliance timers.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Casing Inspectors do?

Inspects assembled watches, clocks, and appliance timers for conformance to company standards: Scans assemblies to detect defects, such as surface blemishes, broken or scratched crystals, faulty plating, tightness of case, and presence of foreign matter. Turns crown and set buttons on assemblies to determine ease of setting and winding. Compares accuracy of watches and clocks with master clock to determine conformance to specified tolerances. Marks type of defects found on assemblies, using pencil or crayon, and places defective assemblies in containers for repair.


Should I be a Casing 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Catching Inspector, Clearing Inspector, Inspector, Casing, Siding-Coreboard Inspector

    How to become a Casing Inspector

    Most Casing 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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