Nib Inspector

Inspect fountain pen nibs.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Nib Inspectors do?

Inspects fountain pen nibs to ensure that smoothness, contour, and dimensions conform to specifications, using magnifying glass and dial and fixed gauges: Examines nibs with magnifying glass and by feeling with fingertips to detect surface defects, such as scratches, pits, and cracks. Verifies dimensions of nibs, using preset measuring instruments, such as dial indicators, calipers, and micrometers. Tags rejected nibs to indicate types of defects.


Should I be a Nib Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Fountain Pen Nibs Inspector

    How to become a Nib Inspector

    Most Nib Inspectors 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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