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Product Quality Controllers examine manufactured products and primary produce to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and quality.
Examines products to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and quality.
Specialisations: Film Examiner, Metal Products Viewer, Textile Examiner, Tyre Finisher and Examiner, Vehicle Assembly Inspector
Grades primary produce by evaluating individual items or batches against established standards and records results.
Specialisations: Fruit and Vegetable Classer, Meat Grader, Milk and Cream Grader, Timber Grader
Collects product samples, conducts tests to determine quality of produce and maintains records of results.
Specialisations: Coal Sample Tester, Glassware Verifier, Iron Pellet Tester
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a small occupation employing 11,300 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen.A fall in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 5,001 and 10,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Even with a qualification, sometimes experience or on-the-job training is necessary.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Product Quality Controllers who pay attention to detail, can communicate clearly and work well in a team.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change. Danger signs and disposal methods.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Checking objects, actions, or events, keeping an eye out for problems.
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.