Product Quality controller reviews the quality of apples in a sorting factory

Product Quality Controller

Product Quality Controllers examine manufactured products and primary produce to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and quality.

Overview

Product Quality Controllers examine manufactured products and primary produce to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and quality.

Day-to-day

  • studying product specifications and taking measurements to determine conformity to specifications
  • examining and marking output for visible defects such as cracks, holes and breakages
  • making minor repairs and adjustments to products
  • compiling quality assurance reports, maintaining documentation and reporting findings
  • examining products for defects and grading produce
  • designating grading of produce and recording details of assessments according to classification system
  • collecting and labelling samples for inspection
  • recording details of sampling procedures and sources of samples
  • preparing samples and carrying out prescribed tests.

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$1,314 / week
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To become a Product Quality Controller

  • You can work as a Product Quality Controller without formal qualifications, however, a course in a related field, such as manufacturing, engineering trades, sciences or technology may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Take a Diploma of Quality Auditing

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