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NAMC Quality Control Inspection skills-training programs average 150 hours and will prepare students for a career in inspection and quality assurance, which is the process that qualifies products to meet the print specifications per customer requirements.

These skills are the stepping-stones into the world of Advanced Manufacturing and high wage employment. All participants will be placed in an experiential learning opportunity and have access to career planning assistance. The Quality Control Inspection program will consist of academic coursework and hands-on manufacturing technology skill development. Academic and workplace readiness courses will be offered, along with a hands-on Introduction to Inspection, where students will be taught inspection fundamental skills in machine shop operations.

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Overview of an Quality Control Inspector

A quality control inspector ensures that products and processes meet established quality standards and specifications. These individuals can work across various industries and examine, test, and assess products, materials, and production processes to discover possible defects, deviations, or non-conformities.

Those who pursue this career will have day-to-day responsibilities like inspection, documentation, sampling, collaboration, process improvement, reporting, root cause analysis, and training.

5 Benefits of Hands-On Manufacturing Training

Skills and Competencies of a Quality Control Inspector

Quality control inspectors have to possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • High school Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s or Associate Degree in quality assurance (preferred not required)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Basic computer and math skills
  • Documentation and reporting skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Up-to-date knowledge of federal industry standards and best practices
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills 

Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium offers free training with our quality control inspector program. Sign up for more information.

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