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Quality Assurance Technicians

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

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 18,817
£ 25,499
£ 41,588

Available jobs

In the past year there were 27,507 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Liaises with production engineers and staff to maintain the quality of output and to develop quality management systems.

  • Assists quality control engineers in undertaking production audits.

  • Supervises the work of routine inspection staff and notes any defects reported.

  • Analyses and interprets the results of tests undertaken and writes up reports upon completion.

  • Sets up scientific, electronic, or other technical equipment to perform functional and inspection tests.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Auditing

  • Quality Management Systems

  • Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Quality Management

  • Corrective And Preventive Action (CAPA)

  • ISO 9000 Series

  • Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

  • Food Safety And Sanitation

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Warehousing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Quality Control

  • Detail Oriented

  • Management

  • Quality Assurance

  • Safety Assurance

  • Operations

  • Customer Service

  • Problem Solving

  • Investigation

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.