Gas Mask Inspector

Inspect assembled gas masks for conformity to specifications.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Gas Mask Inspectors do?

Inspects assembled gas masks for conformity to specifications: Examines chemical containers, facepieces, straps, and rubber hoses for defects, such as blisters, tears, and faulty stitching. Tests masks for leakage around glass eyepieces, using suction-cup device. Tests chemical containers for content, and for leakage under pressure, using gauge. Tests absorbing quality of chemicals, using smoke meter.


Should I be a Gas Mask 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Mask Inspector

    How to become a Gas Mask Inspector

    Most Gas Mask 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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