Product graders and testers (excluding foods and beverages)

Tasks and duties

  • Inspecting and testing products, parts and materials for conformity with specifications and standards
  • Grading and classifying natural textile fibres for spinning and winding
  • Discarding or rejecting products, materials, and equipment not meeting specifications
  • Analyzing and interpreting blueprints, data, manuals, and other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures
  • Notifying supervisors and other personnel of production problems, and assisting in identifying and correcting these problems
  • Recording inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded
  • Marking items with details such as grade and acceptance or rejection status
  • Measuring dimensions of products using instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers
  • Analyzing test data and making computations as necessary to determine test results

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