Surgical Garment Inspector

Inspect surgical garments.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Surgical Garment Inspectors do?

Inspects surgical garments, such as belts, hosiery, trusses, braces, and sanitary napkins for conformance to specifications: Examines raw materials to detect dirt particles, discolorations, and other defects and rejects substandard materials. Weighs and measures component parts and completed garment to verify specified weight and dimensional specifications, using scale and gauges. Examines garment at various stages of production for correct positioning of parts and appearance. Inspects packaged garments for appearance and to detect excessive glue. Tags rejected items for rework or disposal. Maintains inspection records and computes level of quality control achieved, using mathematical formulas.

Should I be a Surgical Garment 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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Surgical Garment

    How to Become a
    Surgical Garment Inspector

    Most Surgical Garment 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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