Harness and Bag Inspector

Inspect parachute deployment bags and harnesses to detect defects.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Harness and Bag Inspectors do?

Inspects parachute deployment bags and harnesses to detect defects in assembly, stitching, or webbing, using checklist: Unfolds back pad, seat pack, or accessory, such as protector flap, cone panel, ripcord pocket, or riser pocket, and examines them for flaws, such as defective material and stitching or loose eyelets. Determines if accessories are at specified location, using straightedge, and pulls accessories to ensure that they are securely attached to seat pack. Lays harness on table and checks measurements of straps and assembly points, using ruler or measurements marked on table. Inspects harness for defects, such as damaged webbing, poor stitching, smears in silk screen printing, and attachment of component parts. Marks defects with pins. Lifts stitches with point of scissors to determine whether correct tension was used, and trims loose threads with scissors. May be designated according to part or parts inspected as Back-Pad Inspector; Harness Inspector; Seat-Pack Inspector.


Should I be a Harness and Bag 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Baked-and-Graphite Inspector

    How to Become a
    Harness and Bag Inspector

    Most Harness and Bag 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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