Paper Products Inspector

Inspect paper and paperboard products.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Paper Products Inspectors do?

Inspects paper and paperboard products during corrugating, laminating, printing, cutting, scoring, coating, forming, sealing, and packaging processes to ensure adherence to plant quality standards and work orders: Examines product for defects, such as blisters, wrinkles, improper forming and sealing, glue spots, printing overlap, and color distortions. Measures dimensions and thickness of product, using tape measure and automatic micrometer. Weighs coated and uncoated products, calculates weight of coating, and records weight data on inspection report. Tests mullen and crush qualities of paper and paperboard, using mullen and crush tester, and records test results on inspection report. Spot-counts number of articles in bundle or shipping container to verify accuracy. Examines rejects to determine those that can be salvaged and routes unusable material to scrap baler. May be designated according to product inspected as Paper-Bag Inspector; Tube Inspector; or according to phase of process as Assembly Inspector.

Should I be a Paper Products Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Paper Products, Padded-Products Inspector-Trimmer

    How to become a Paper Products Inspector

    Most Paper Products 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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