Inspecting and Testing Lead Hand

Assist in supervising workers that inspect and test electronic components.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Inspecting and Testing Lead Hands do?

Assists supervisor in coordinating activities of workers engaged in inspecting and testing electronic components for compliance to company standards: Receives boxes of components and records identifying information on specified forms. Collects random lot samples, according to lot volume and following company guidelines. Distributes components to workers responsible for testing specific components. Instructs new workers in testing equipment operation, component testing sequence, and specification sheet interpretations. Modifies workers’ assignments to meet priorities and to adjust work loads according to worker absenteeism. Completes requisition forms to obtain items requested and delivers items to workers. Observes calibration maintenance sheets to verify maintenance of test equipment and notifies designated personnel of unscheduled verification of equipment as warranted by questionable test results. Maintains records that indicate material discrepancies and records information on vendor history forms.


Should I be an Inspecting and Testing Lead Hand?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Lead Hand, Inspecting and Testing

    How to Become an
    Inspecting and Testing Lead Hand

    Most Inspecting and Testing Lead Hands 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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