Metallurgical-and-Quality-Control-Testing Supervisor

Direct activities of workers in testing metal sample specimens.
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Salary Range
$50,000 – $113,000

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What do Metallurgical-and-Quality-Control-Testing Supervisors do?

Directs and coordinates, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in testing finished and semifinished metal sample specimens to determine if metallurgical and physical properties meet manufacturing specifications: Reviews production schedules to ascertain work load and prepares schedules and priorities for work. Assigns personnel to specific work assignments and reviews test reports to determine if physical characteristics of sample specimens meet metallurgical specifications and quality control standards. Investigates causes of defective material and advises supervisory personnel of production department responsible of processing defects. Determines disposition of substandard material, according to established precedent or practice or upon approval of superior, such as downgrading, reprocessing, or scrapping material. Advises metallurgical personnel on problems involving quality control and testing techniques and methods and on application of metallurgical specifications to metal products.


Should I be a Metallurgical-and-Quality-Control-Testing Supervisor?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Metallurgical and Quality Control Testing Supervisor, Physical-Testing Supervisor See More

    How to Become a
    Metallurgical-and-Quality-Control-Testing Supervisor

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