Process Inspector

Inspect rocket motors, cases, and fuel mixtures.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Process Inspectors do?

Inspects rocket motors, cases, and fuel mixtures for conformance with specifications and verifies standard work procedures and process conditions involved in loading rocket-motor cases with fuel: Weighs and records weights of fuel mixtures and ingredients on inspection reports. Observes fuel mixing, case preparation, and lining activities for conformity to specified procedures and records variations on inspection report. Observes and records weight of lined cases. Examines linings for voids, pockmarks, and other defects. Observes charts, meters, and gauges on casting-control console to verify conformity of process conditions to specifications and records readings. Correlates gauge readings to estimate flow of fuel pumped into motor case. Observes meters and charts on curing-control panel to verify specified process conditions in curing oven. Examines cured rocket motors for defects, such as voids in propellant, presence of foreign bodies, and paint defects on motor case.

Should I be a Process Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: In-Process Inspector, Inspector-In-Process, Inspector, Process, Processor Inspector, Procurement Inspector

    How to become a Process Inspector

    Most Process 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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