Inspector and Tester

Inspect equipment for missing, defective, or improperly installed parts.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Inspector and Testers do?

Inspects agricultural equipment, such as tractors, combines, and balers for missing, defective, or improperly installed parts and operational malfunctions: Observes operation of equipment being driven around test area or on treadmill to detect defects, such as loose fittings, improper assembly, malfunctioning parts, or faulty controls, as indicated by noise, leaks, or irregularities in braking, steering, or transmission mechanisms. Aligns power-driven wheels of unit over dynamometer and connects electrical test leads to output terminals. Compares dynamometer readings with specification charts to check unit output. Assigns ASSEMBLY REPAIRER to defective equipment, explains defects, and suggests method of repair. Examines equipment for paint defects, incorrect decal application, missing tools, and faulty lights. Records cause and type of defect and repair work performed. May be designated according to type of inspection as Treadmill Inspector; or type of equipment inspected as Combine Inspector.


Should I be an Inspector and Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Adjuster and Inspector, Final Inspector and Tester, Inspector and Clipper, Inspector and Counter See More

    How to become an Inspector and Tester

    Most Inspector and Testers 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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