Quality assurance technicians perform a variety of technical inspections and testing and monitoring tasks to detect processing, manufacturing and other defects.
Common tasks in this job:
- 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.
What qualifications do I need?
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.