Quality assurance technician

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Quality assurance technicians perform a variety of technical inspections and testing and monitoring tasks to detect processing, manufacturing and other defects.

Current Entry Requirements

Entrants normally possess GCSEs/S grades, a BTEC/ SQA award or A levels/H grades. Training is typically received on-the-job, supplemented by training courses where instruction in specific techniques is required. Various industry-specific NVQs/SVQs encompass aspects of quality control.

Typical education level:

Level 1-3

Typical Tasks

  • Sets up scientific, electronic, or other technical equipment to perform functional and inspection tests.
  • Analyses and interprets the results of tests undertaken and writes up reports upon completion.
  • Supervises the work of routine inspection staff and notes any defects reported.
  • Assists quality control engineers in undertaking production audits.
  • Liaises with production engineers and staff to maintain the quality of output and to develop quality management systems.

Desired Skills

Active Learning
Critical Thinking
Active Listening
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