Green Inspector

Inspect newly extruded carbon electrodes.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Green Inspectors do?

Inspects newly extruded carbon electrodes to detect defects, such as cracks and blisters, and to determine disposition of electrodes: Notifies other personnel to investigate cause of defective electrodes. Weighs and measures dimensions of electrodes to determine if specifications are met, using scale, calipers, and straightedge. Marks disposition of electrodes on parts, using chalk, and records findings and disposition of electrodes. May compute density of electrodes, according to plant formula, using slide rule. May inspect samples of graphitized electrodes or green carbon stock impregnated with pitch or linseed oil and be designated Impregnation Inspector.


Should I be a Green Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Green-Hide Inspector, Green-Pipe Inspector, Greige-Goods Inspector, Grey Inspector

    How to become a Green Inspector

    Most Green 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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