Spring Inspector I

Inspect and test leaf-springs for conformance to specifications.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Spring Inspector Is do?

Inspects and tests leaf-springs for conformance to specifications: Verifies curvature of leaf, using template. Tests leaf in load tester by inserting springs into apparatus equipped with gauge that registers amount of leaf distortion to determine if springs meet load requirements. Discards defective leaves. Tends machine that bombards steel shot against leaf spring and measures indentations in leaf, using curvature gauge. Records test results for quality control purposes. Observes spring assembly operations to ensure parts are assembled according to specifications. Discusses with supervisor changes in machine setup or assembly operations to improve product or simplify operations. Stops machine to inspect and test faulty productions and changes or aligns dies, using machinist’s tools.


Should I be a Spring Inspector I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Shipping, Mainspring-Strip Inspector, Sampling Inspector, Spring Inspector

    How to become a Spring Inspector I

    Most Spring Inspector Is 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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