How to become a quality controller

Examine products to ensure they meet established industry standards and specifications.

What does a quality controller do?

Duties and tasks

  • Collect products or produce for assessment
  • Examine produce and assessing its conformity to health and safety codes
  • Examine products for cracks, tears, rips, or other inconsistencies
  • Familiarise self with industry standards and specifications
  • File reports and keeping records as needed
  • Grade or ranking produce according to its quality

Industry bodies

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  • Food Inspector
  • Local Government Inspector
  • Manufacturing Inspector
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Quality Coordinator
  • Quality Technician

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