Inspector II

Examine products at various stages of manufacture for defects.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Inspector IIs do?

Examines ceramic and porcelain products at various stages of manufacture for defects and adherence to standards: Examines ware surfaces for defects, such as pin marks, glaze runs, chips, cracks, mold marks, and deformities. Marks correctable defects with pencil, or finishes ware, using trimming tools, abrasives, and sponges. Feels edges and surfaces of ware with finger tips to detect rough spots. Smooths rough spots, using pumice stone or wet sponge and abrasive powder. Mixes ceramic and porcelain ingredients and examines mixture for foreign matter. May verify measurements of metal dies for machine forming presses, using calipers, gauges, and micrometers. Maintains records of test results, and prepares analysis of defect causes based on test results. May measure viscosity and specific gravity of mixed ceramic, porcelain, and glaze batches, using viscometer and volume device. May test durability of ware at prescribed temperatures, using electric oven. May conduct chipping test, using impact tester.

Should I be an Inspector II?

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

  • How to become an Inspector II

    Most Inspector IIs 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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