Quality Control

What They Do

Conduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate, and finished products.

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Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, environmental samples, finished goods, or stability samples.
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Interpret test results, compare them to established specifications and control limits, and make recommendations on appropriateness of data for release.
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Perform visual inspections of finished products.
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Compile laboratory test data and perform appropriate analyses.
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Complete documentation needed to support testing procedures, including data capture forms, equipment logbooks, or inventory forms.
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Education

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate’s degree.
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Median Income

$42,896

Technical Skills Needed

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Analytical or scientific software — LabWare LIMS; Minitab; Test automation software; The MathWorks MATLAB

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Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Microsoft Access ; Microsoft SQL Server; Structured query language SQL

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Development environment software — C; Microsoft Visual Basic; National Instruments LabVIEW

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Program testing software

Skills

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Quality Control Analysis

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Active Listening

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Reading Comprehension

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Monitoring

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Complex Problem Solving

Knowledge

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Chemistry

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Mathematics

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Computers and Electronics

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Production and Processing

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