Quality Assurance Specialist

Quality assurance specialists are charged with managing the system and procedures that prevent mistakes and help avoid problems.

Fast Facts & Skills


Education & Training: 

This position will often require a Bachelor's degree in addition to experience working in a quality system.

Quality assurance specialists monitor the work of QC technicians, oversee record keeping by technicians and prepare reports accordingly.  Possible job duties are as follows: check equipment to make sure it is operating properly; verify that the equipment is properly installed and maintained; inspect storage areas to make sure that conditions will maintain the quality of raw materials and products; and document and sign off every step of the manufacturing process. Depending on the size and type of the company, some shift work may be required. 


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