Quality Control Analysts
On the Job
Quality Control Analysts make sure materials and finished products meet certain standards. They conduct tests to look for flaws or problems. They may also maintain documentation about their processes or findings.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Prepare information or documentation related to legal or regulatory matters.
- Prepare operational reports.
- Record research or operational data.
- Monitor operational procedures in technical environments to ensure conformance to standards.
- Inspect areas for compliance with sanitation standards.
- Test quality of materials or finished products.
- Interpret research or operational data.
- Evaluate new technologies or methods.
- Evaluate quality of materials or products.
- Train personnel in technical or scientific procedures.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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