Inked Ribbons Quality-Control Technician

Inspect and test office machine ribbons using testing equipment.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Inked Ribbons Quality-Control Technicians do?

Inspects and tests office machine ribbons to ensure adherence to order specifications and company quality standards, using testing equipment: Inspects production line operations, such as aligning ribbon on spool, joining ribbon ends, placing ribbon in cartridge, and packing ribbon for shipment to ensure quality standards are met. Inserts sample of inked ribbon and paper in typewriter, types several symbols on paper, and places paper on reflectance testing machine to obtain ink impregnation reading. Weighs ribbon sample to verify ink impregnation level, using scale. Tests and measures tensile strength and thickness of ribbon sample, using tension testing machine and measuring instrument. Records test results to maintain inspection log and notifies workers when ribbon fails to meet specifications. Completes final inspection form to release product for shipment.

Should I be an Inked Ribbons Quality-Control Technician?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • 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: Inked Ribbons Quality Control Technician, Quality-Control Technician, Inked Ribbons

    How to Become an
    Inked Ribbons Quality-Control Technician

    Most Inked Ribbons Quality-Control Technicians 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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