Inspector I

Inspect nonferrous products and record variations from specifications.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Inspector Is do?

Inspects nonferrous metals and products, such as ingots, rods, sheets, plates, extrusions, and forgings, and records variations from standards and customer specifications: Verifies dimensions, using measuring instruments, such as ruler, micrometer, and vernier calipers. Examines metal for defects, such as scratches, wrinkles, inclusions, and discolorations, and outlines defective areas, using chalk. Tests hardness of metal [HARDNESS INSPECTOR]. Records variations from dimensional specifications, type of defect, and test results. Reports inspection results to machine operators or supervisor. Inspects packaged material and products for conformance with packing, labeling, and shipping procedures. May band and stencil containers as specified by shipping documents. May obtain samples of metal for laboratory analysis.


Should I be an Inspector I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become an Inspector I

    Most Inspector Is 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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