Examine typewriter type under mounted magnifying glass for defects.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Type Inspectors do?
Examines typewriter type under mounted magnifying glass for defects, such as burrs, incomplete or off-center characters, or malformed back blades. Discards defective type. May push type along knifelike blade for ease in examining.
Should I be a Type Inspector?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
Also known as:
How to become a Type Inspector
Most Type 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.
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