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Top 20 Quality Control Inspector Interview Questions

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Question 2 of 24
List the steps that you would take before implementing an important change on the job.
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"Before I implement change on the job, I will do a full risk vs. reward analysis. I would then consult my superiors and look for similar case studies from other facilities. Then, I would put out a facility-wide memo, outlining the pending changes just to prepare my staff. Finally, I will then bring in the necessary experts to train my staff on the changes, if required."
The interviewer would like to know that you can make calculated and analytical decisions. Being able to make an educated analysis before taking action is an essential skill to have. Tell the hiring manager about the methods you choose before implementing change.
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"Implementing change is a big deal, and you first need to ensure that your team is buying into the changes. Next, I would ensure that the entire team is on board with the change and that our internal software programs supported the change."
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"Before implementing any change in the workplace, I first need to ensure that my superiors are on board with supporting the change. I check the software systems to ensure they can support the changes and then call the staff for a team-wide meeting to ensure everyone is on the same page."
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Question 3 of 24
As a Quality Control Inspector, how do you ensure that your time is managed well each day?
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"When I arrive to work every morning the first thing I do is review any incident reports from the overnight shift. Once I have completed that, I do a walk through on the floor. I do multitask but not to the point where it is a distraction. I also do not leave until my tasks are done for the day. You will never see me pushing something back for the following day."
Staying on target with your goals and deadlines is incredibly important as a QC Inspector. Tell the hiring manager how you stay focused in a role where multitasking is required.
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"I will ensure that my time is managed well by having a full understanding of my next day's activities. I also use a couple of great organization apps such as Google Calendar and Evernote."
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"Time management is one of my strongest suits. I stay organized by ensuring that my team understands the requirements of the day and that everyone is well trained. I spend a great deal of my time on the floor and have noticed that if I'm in my office too often, the team can get off track. Tools such as Google Calendar help me a great deal as well."
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Question 4 of 24
Briefly tell me about your career as a Quality Control Inspector. Highlight some of your career wins and prouder accomplishments.
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"I began my career with Company X right after graduating from University. In that role, my biggest accomplishment was being promoted after just two months time. I left there after five years when Company Z offered me a bigger opportunity. I've been there ever since. My proudest accomplishments in this role include increasing our employee retention rate by 24% and decreasing accidents by 12% overall."
This is your opportunity to bring your resume to life for the hiring manager. It is usually easiest to start from the beginning of your career, working to your most recent experience. Be sure to include your reasons for leaving previous jobs, if applicable. Give a solid overview but avoid lingering on this question for more than a couple of minutes. You don't want to ramble!
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"I am a recent graduate from XYZ University and completed my practicum with Company ABC just last month. I mentored under the QC Manager there for three months and learned a great deal on CAD/CAM. I look forward to gaining more career wins with your organization."
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"I have been a Quality Control Inspector for the past nine years. I started with Company ABC where I worked my way into a team lead position. In my current position, where I have been for ten years, I manage a team of eight junior technicians. I look forward to gaining further leadership experience in this role."
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Question 5 of 24
Do you see yourself growing your career with our organization for the long term? Why or why not?
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Question 6 of 24
How would your previous manager describe you?
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Question 7 of 24
What is the most rewarding part of being a Quality Control Inspector?
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Question 8 of 24
Why are you the best candidate for the job?
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Question 9 of 24
Tell me about a time when you have had to make a big decision, such as shutting down a production line. How did you come to the conclusion and how did you proceed?
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Question 10 of 24
Give an example of a goal you reached and tell me how you achieved it.
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Question 11 of 24
List 3 key duties in your current role as a Quality Control Inspector.
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Question 12 of 24
Why did you choose to become a Quality Control Inspector?
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Question 13 of 24
Have you ever implemented a new Quality Control Policy to a team or group? How did it go?
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Question 14 of 24
As a Quality Control Inspector, what keeps you motivated to always give your best work?
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Question 15 of 24
What do you like least about being a Quality Control Inspector?
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Question 16 of 24
What are your career goals as a Quality Control Inspector?
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Question 17 of 24
What is the most challenging task you have faced as a Quality Control Inspector?
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Question 18 of 24
Describe a decision you made that wasn't popular and how you handled the negative feedback.
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Question 19 of 24
What do you think are the most important qualities for a Quality Control Inspector to possess?
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Question 20 of 24
What do you feel is the most important part of your job as a Quality Control Inspector?
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Question 21 of 24
Give me an example of a time when you performed well in a high pressure situation.
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Question 22 of 24
List the Quality Control software and programs you are well versed in. What is your level of expertise in each?
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Question 23 of 24
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 24 of 24
Would you be willing to work over 40 hours a week?
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Question 1 of 24
Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
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Yes I am, I can organize time effectively to archive the desired goal.
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Yes, I have a strong ability to recognize and prioritise all job tasks.
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Yes, I am, I always plan our schedule two days in advance as a backup.
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Yes I try to be productive all the time.
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Yes I always try to stay busy.
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Yes, I make it a priority to finish the job before the required deadline.
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I always aim to complete my tasks 5 minuets before i'm supposed to.
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Of Course, in quality control there is not time to waiste.
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Yes I am if I know and understand that one task is going to take x amount of time. I will start that and then go do other work while keeping that on mind and taking care of both of them as I go.
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I manage my time by creating priority lists.
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Yes .. Even I spend more if I more intrest.
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Am try to be as a guide in my team and try to help them with my experience much I can.
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I write work list as set proprieties, and I review this with my supervisor.
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Yes I can prioritise jobs and keep to dead lines where need be.
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I believe so, I get all my inspections done and back to the warehouse to be distributed to the line so that the line isnt down waiting on parts.
Question 2 of 24
List the steps that you would take before implementing an important change on the job.
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1) understand the job 2) Ask if something was not clear 3) follow procedure 4) make decision.
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1.I would list out the possible action and it's possible outcome. 2. Check whether it comply's with company's code of ethics. 3. Check whether it is safe. 4.Then I would discuss with my manager about my decision.
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I would investigate the defect. Then when found I would contact all the proper people to get it fixed.
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Inspect the parts. If found defective I would call appropriate people to have it fixed.
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First understand what is the problem. Try to find the most accurate solution. Speak with my supervisor.
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Evaluate if there are no other options, research, see if the decision is worth it, then decide.
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First be focus, Put attention to details, be aware about my responsibilities, keep calm and make the decision without feelings.
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The first step I would brainstorm on my own Then ask around from colleagues and friends Then do my research If I see that decision is something that would beneficial for short term or long term then I would make a decision.
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1. Predict the usefulness 2. Arrange the possibilities 3. Select the best one.
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Review goal, check work, recheck work based on requirements, ask for feedback from senior, talk with boss.
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I would read a couple of times as to what the job entails or visually to what needs doing, then once I have, made a decision I would have second opinion from my manager or colleague.
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Investigate, pros, cons, get advice, and evaluate.
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I would lay out the decision in front of me, look at the advantages and disadvantages on the effect of which way my decision would go.
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First, I get the basic criteria needed to have a well rounded information about the topic. I may contact subject matter experts or refer to a superior about the details. Second, I compile the information and possible outcomes of the desicion options, weigh thenm individually for the possible consequences or positive results. Lastly, I make an informed decision and stick to it.
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Access situation try to put the shoe on the other foot and base decision on my knowledge and experience.
Question 3 of 24
As a Quality Control Inspector, how do you ensure that your time is managed well each day?
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Yes, I can prioritise and organise by time to ensure that I meet time limits.
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By always working on a job.
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Yes I always protize my workload.
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Yes I do if I don't it will cause of conflict between daily tasks.
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Yes I am very good at managing my time.
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I was not good in manage but now yes am use notes to control my time and try to do it in right time.
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Yes, lists and plans mandate my work flow.
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Yes I do...I draft things down and allocate each task time to be completed.
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Yes I manage my time well, I am organised, use my Microsoft Outlook detail appointments, use tasks.
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Yes. I previously explained, I always make sure the finish all the work for each day.
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Plan previous day and schedule the work priority.
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Schedule your work and have time management skills.
Question 4 of 24
Briefly tell me about your career as a Quality Control Inspector. Highlight some of your career wins and prouder accomplishments.
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No, but currently in my position I have to inspect material and finishing good to make sure they meet company standards.
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Yes, I have over 10 years experience in manufacturing dealing mostly injection molding and 3 years working as an off site QC for General Motors.
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Yes, I have 8 years of experience as a QC Inspector.
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Yes I have filled in for an inspector while he was on vacation.
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I have filled in for Brett while he was on vacation.
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Yes I have, I have been working As QC Inspector long time ago.
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I have quality control labratory experience which I would inspect soil samples that were needed for construction sites and would run different tests to make sure they met state and highway association regulations to prevent future failures of the project and all work was guranteed for 3 years.
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I have delegation 90% and and responsibility as inspector and am try to be inspector in my job.
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2.5 Years working on a manfauctring company. And till date am working there.
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All aspects of my training has prepared and taught me about QC and what to look for and how to report and solve issues.
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No, but have been dealing with parts for many years and have a keen eye on quality visually, and can use basic measuring tools to check parts are correct.
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Yes I have 20 years experience in the electronics mfg business and have been a QA at several companies.
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Not as an inspector but as the individual responsible for doing or reworking tasks to pass quality control specs.
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Not as an inspector but as the individual responsible for doing or reworking tasks to pass quality control specs.
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Although I have never owned the QA inspector job title, I have had lots of experience with using quality tools such as the OGP. I also worked a week's work experience so am familiar with the work environment and have worked in quality inspecting for the past 2 years.
Question 5 of 24
Do you see yourself growing your career with our organization for the long term? Why or why not?
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Working full time for Cameco.
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I would see myself as working in as a senior inspector and mentoring newly joined inspectors and probably be in a position where I can be promoted to quality manager.
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I would like to be in charge of the dept.
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Striving in this position and being an asset for the company.
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Working in zimmer Biomet, helping the company to meet and exceed the customer requirements, learning and implementing new process and development my carreer.
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In 5 years I would like be in a management position with more collegiate education and higher position.
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First am try to do best in my this job opportunity then I will try to improve my self to be qualified next step.
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The maximum good position which I can attain.
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Taking on more responsibility and leading more team projects,
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As the lead inspector, my knowledge of fortress parts is A*
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Id like to be one of the top QA's for this company someone you can trust to handle all QA matters to be you go to gal with the utmost confidance.
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In a career that I like and enjoy, and hopefully have had the chance to grow and advance in.
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In last 5 years in construction projects.
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I will become good because nobody can achieve perfect.
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To be able to undertake other technical knowledge regarding facade system.
Question 6 of 24
How would your previous manager describe you?
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Punctual, team player, someone who takes direction and can give direction, great person to work with. A professional and also a person who cares about the people she works with as well as the company meeting deadlines.
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Hard worker and highly motivated.
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Hardworking and highly motivated.
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Team player, focussed, multy tasker, hard worker, responsible.
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Very enthusiastic, self motivated, god co-worker, capable, responsible and able to help the company and my team work.
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I leave that to them to describe me but one thing I have heard is that I won't give up on them.
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Friendly carefully organizer and some time I like to be unsocial to have my time.
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Thoughtful, helpful, team player, smart.
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Friendly, out going, organized, fun.
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Good worker with many ideas to improve processes and procedures.
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Good worker with many ideas to improve processes and procedures.
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It differes from person to person though they will tell good about me.
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Competitive, humble and work oriented.
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Friendly, sociable, organised.
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Hardworking and focused on the job. Always deliver on time.
Question 7 of 24
What is the most rewarding part of being a Quality Control Inspector?
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Making sure all products meet the Quality standards for the company and have a hand in continuous improvement.
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It is self-rewarding knowing that your are in a part of serving the people.
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Finding the defect and fixing it b4 it gets to a customer.
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Finding a defective part and fixing it b4 it reaches the customer to ensure quality for the compsny.
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Making sure the product is no danger for consumers.
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Seeing a job or installation that you iinspected operating successfully.
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The most rewarding part is be aware that quality control is the heart of the manufactory and I and working and helping the company to produced quality, and letting the customer get the best products.
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Mostly that you are the last step before a consumer is ready to use it and makes you feel good that you take out anything that would fail that is the most rewarding.
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I can directly get involve with the buyers and know about the products quality.
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Finding defects that may have been missed if I wasn't there.
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To gain and further my knowledge of all parts coming in.
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Helping my team member solve a quality issue that they dont understand how to fix.
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Knowing that everything is correct and accurate.
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Know that I am providing customers with the most high quality product for what they pay for. And they are satisfied.
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Customer satisfaction and finished product with no flaws.
Question 8 of 24
Why are you the best candidate for the job?
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XX has a rep for quality, I want quality things in my life. My past positions has taught me the little things matter in very part of your work XX would want someone like me to watch over what they sell to others to ensure quality is not lost.
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I have worked with all parts coming in on a daily basis for many years.
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I am good at what I do, I have a great attention to detail and I love my job I am always willing to learn I like getting involved I love the manufacturing business.
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I am detail oriented, organized, easy to work with. Retain information well. I welcome any challenge that comes my way.
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Diverse background in variety of positions quick learner.
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Diverse background in variety of positions quick learner.
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Give me chance I will proove it.
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Because I have experience on this field.
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Being competitive, knowledgeable, trustworthy and good attitude towards work.
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I am experienced and equipped with basic rules or standards of quality and will add knowledge and my expertise skills while learning new things in this organisation.The requirements and duties of this post are very much so it wont be something new to me like..SOP's, updating and capturing info on the system.
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I'm quite rigorous in my works, which means delivering quality.
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I have come from a Facilities Building management background, I bring skills including working in Grade 2 listed buildings, professional body and housing experience. I have extensive experience in negotiating, I successfully negotiated 95% of properties to meet decent homes standard. I initiated the contractor service set up of EPC and liaised with all Landlord to ensure works are carried out and Certificates are sent out. I am a quick learner, have supported housing experience, safe guarding. Hightown Housing Association is a reputable Registered Social Landlord, growing very fast and I would like to be part of it and in turn contribute my skills.
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22 Years in the field of inspection and working different sectors and around the globe tough me to work with all nationalities and solving problems to best suite the company and to comply with company standards.
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Because I have over ten years of experience in this field,
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I have over 7 years of experience in quality control and meet all of your requirements of experience. Being in manufacturing environments that have allowed me to grow with in the company because of my keen eye for detail.
Question 9 of 24
Tell me about a time when you have had to make a big decision, such as shutting down a production line. How did you come to the conclusion and how did you proceed?
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I found a defect that was being ignored by operates, they reasons why they missed the defect but figured some else would that care of it.
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When we had bad parts from a vendor and they did not meet our IPC standards. We didnt have any other parts on hand to replace the bad parts so we shut it down the good parts came in.
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In the lab where we make glass one of the machines caught on fire, and we had to shut the lab down for two days to get the machine replaced.
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Because of the presents of asbestos unsafe to the workers.
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Because of the presents of asbestos unsafe to the workers.
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If there is really big quality problem which will lead to loss of defameness.
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Not happened to me to make a decision of shutting such work or production.
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When the production line was short staffed and other tests were not done..I stopped the line took back the units to be reworked.
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Having non conform items from suppliers.
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I have had to stop rents for a bad inhabitable property.
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We were doing RMS scans on out facility and the NDT Tech informed me that the readings on out main production line were very low. We've followed this up with manual UT and found that the readings were below the min. Required thickness. I have discussed this with my line manager and Terminal Manager and they agreed to shut the plant in to perform repair works on the line.
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I shut down an assembly line when I discovered that the welds on the under bodies of vehicles were not correct. Saved the company hundred of thousands of dollars.
Question 10 of 24
Give an example of a goal you reached and tell me how you achieved it.
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Reduced scrap dollars by implamenting scales by Gaylord room.
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I met the everyday production organizing and delegating work knowing my people skills.
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By working fast and acjieve.
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I was looking for a work for a long time. I started preparing myself . I watched videos with tips.
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Our goal was to achieve rework percentage below 3. I review the data from the work progress database, that states which line has the defects. I will analysis the nature of the defects and the root cause of it and then directly speak to the work supervisor on the preventing action to be taken so that such defects does not occur in future.
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I was paying off my mortgage and put all my extra money on it to get it paid off.
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I set a 5 year plan and recently achieved it by paying off my mortgage.
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Ba sociology By distance education.
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Understand how food is processed. I achieved it by becoming a qc.
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I was struggling with my physical activity in wouldn't want to go do anything so I start pushing myself and just keeping it on my mind of all the struggles you face if you don't and all the negative impact it would have on me so I started ond day at a time an now I am almost to 5 days a week.
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I was plan to get a license, I achieved that by studying hard with control time.
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Check the 400+ machines without any quality failure in just one moth was the goal and I formed a group and achieved the same.
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Learning a complected series of expermental details.
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Project completion, to apply required engineering standards as per drawing specifications.
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I am an inspector and that, s so great.
Question 11 of 24
List 3 key duties in your current role as a Quality Control Inspector.
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Identify the non-conformity of the products.
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To inspect products for defects.
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Find defective parts and work with floor personal to ensure good quality parts.
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Responsibility, being able to record all information. Understanding GMPs, HACCP, CCPs.
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Ensuring good quality work is maintained.
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Be focus, put attention to details, follow instructions, be attached to quality systems and regulations and keep working safe.
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The key would be that it meets all of the SOP and other regulations and as well as visually inspection and other necessarily inspection to make sure it will be for the beneficial of consumer and minimal loss of profit.
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Sampling the process or product find the deviation from the standard isolate the deviate one implement the control measure to avoid it in future.
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Avoid the mistakes from technation and machine and make sure all organisation in right way.
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To ensure the product is at it highest quality for the customers satisfaction.
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Inspect work and parts to meet quality standards.
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Inspect work and parts to meet quality standards.
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Checking first 5 jobs of line, assuring its quality.
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To be able to implement, quality control, audit, records and report.
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I do line patrol 2-3 times a day to see if all rules that might affect product are being followed. I do NCR and CAR reports. I do Interfacing, capturing information of new models and report writing. I check equipment, jigs and gauges. I liaise with all departments I inspect visually the end product.
Question 12 of 24
Why did you choose to become a Quality Control Inspector?
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I thought it would be fun.
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There is always something to learn, something to share with workers and/or managers, Quality is important to ensure the company prospers and the customers want to give you there business.
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To give better products to customers.
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I would like a better opportunity in the company.
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Its a very interesting career.
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Because of my love for quality and good standards and compliance.
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I was machine operator and they gave me the opportunity to become in QC Inspector.
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From previos experience with the job of qc tech I would like to see what is happening on the inspection side as well.
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Because I have a lot of my skill as mechanic and during that am try to be response about my work and my colleague.
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Beacuse I like to work with consumers that is common man.
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I'm analytical, I like to export and examine things in detail, QC inspector allows me the change to do what I like.
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It will be a new challenge for me.
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I didn't really choose it it just happened over time and I found out that I was really good at it.
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I want to learn the quality side of our business. Learning how all aspects of a Walmart warehouse works is exciting to me and I like to challenge myself.
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To use my experience and background to the max.
Question 13 of 24
Have you ever implemented a new Quality Control Policy to a team or group? How did it go?
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Describe how you would handle the situation if you met resistance when introducing a new idea or policy to a team or work group.
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Explain the end goal of the new idea.
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Need to compared with other ideas. Draw its benefit and disadvantages so that they can see which give clearer benefit.
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I will calm down and try another way to tell the that the idea or policy will workout better than previous one.
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I would explain the new idea and ask if everyone understands the concept and if there is anything they would like to add.
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I would give a logical and practical reason so that can reconsider my idea.
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Talk to everyone about it for their input and then get their feedback.
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Talk with the group and get their input. Then implement the best idea.
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Give my point of view and listen.
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I would evaluate my idea. See if I can improve it then make a re presentation.
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I would give the presentation and the policy and to break it down and make it more sensful I would tell them the benefits of it in long term and give them bew ways to except it as being a challenge that we all face and we can over come it together.
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Prove my finding and consultations, give examples, have those questions answered before we meet.
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Present my idea with facts and proof that it works. With persistence and deliverance.
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Try to show why the idea makes sense and either improves the process or financial gain.
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Try to show why the idea makes sense and either improves the process or financial gain.
Question 14 of 24
As a Quality Control Inspector, what keeps you motivated to always give your best work?
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Pushing to achieve an outcome that is of Good quality and complying with standards.
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Be challenged by impossible tasks with limited time frames.
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A positive work environment.
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Having a defect free end product.
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The unpredictable nature of the work.
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Always strive to meet Code requirements and by knowing the requirements through my years experiences it always helps and motive me so other can be positive.
Question 15 of 24
What do you like least about being a Quality Control Inspector?
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I have always enjoyed all that is involved with quality so I would say there is nothing that I like least.
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Dealing with nasty people.
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I have not discovered that yet.
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To find something wrong during the process, and deal with some people who doesn't understand what quality means.
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Sometimes most of the pressure comes back to you.
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I like to be responsible about my organisation.
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The customers some times not like to hear our words they just start talking the disadvantages of the machines and continue the same.
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Not getting feedback about improvements to the process I've recommended.
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Seeing all the bad food going to waste.
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Products being returned from customer... It always points back at our department.
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When people think you are attacking them when pointing out non code compliance issues but in reality you are helping them and you want the best for the company and want everyone to go home safe every day to their loved ones.
Question 16 of 24
What are your career goals as a Quality Control Inspector?
User-Submitted Answers
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Use my skill and knowledge to acquired company standards in their products.
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To become boss as soon as possible.
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To grow with this company and gain certification in Quality Assurance through online courses or night school.
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To provide better system which can minimize man-hours during inspection.
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To be an asset to the company and advance my career.
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Studying to become an ISO Consultant.
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No friendly with my colleague if do mistakes, try to be more response about all my tasks.
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To learn all I can to help me understand this side of the operation.
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To become a high post senior in quality dept.
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To be at best at all time.
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To learn as much as I can and acquire more skills and be able to troubleshoot.
12.
Property Project management.
13.
As a quality inspector I would like to finish my job within once. Which saves my redemption cost.
14.
Meet Code requirements and become a Leader in the field of inspection.
Question 17 of 24
What is the most challenging task you have faced as a Quality Control Inspector?
User-Submitted Answers
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There is always the potential of people not being happy to see you.
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Rejecting works men when testing him ability to meet the customer requirement.
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Having to give warnings or putting product on hold.
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Getting people to comply without feeling like you're delaying production.
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Rejecting bad deliveries.
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Maintaining a best quality everytime.
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Sometimes quality is being compromised due to challenges at hand in production line and sometimes we fill that our hands are tied cause we risking the fact that there could be defects out there because of manpower.
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Working in multi storey buildings.
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Keep a balance between client and construction and save ourselves from being a sandwich.
10.
Helping people and they think your are pointing bad point to them....
Question 18 of 24
Describe a decision you made that wasn't popular and how you handled the negative feedback.
User-Submitted Answers
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We introduced colour coding on machines based on their skill so as to minimise inspection time and concentrate on helping the least skill workers.
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Scrap sheets. Had them write down scrap at the end of the day. It saved me a lot of time at the end of the week.
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Having to put a product on hold for not meeting the clients requirements.
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Proper filing system. I made regular check ups.
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A senior staff member but two containers into the public ice maker, these where not covered or wrapped. This contaminated the drink ice for anyone want to cool their drink. I unplugged the ice maker and opened the drain and posted a sign that ice was contaminated and should not be used. I sent a private note to the staff member and told him I was ordering sanitation chemicals for the clean up. No reason to but attention staff member, he thanked me and signed for the cleaning.
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When I was an assistant manager of the eye doctors office . I needed to change a few employees schedule to better benefit the operation of the office. They complained and argued with me over it. After explaining why the changes were made, they adjusted to it.
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Relay the issues and discuss with the immediate superior.
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Managing agent asked the tenant to increase the pressure on the Boiler. I negotiated with the agent to add the Boiler pressure to inspection procedure.
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To perform 100% scan on our main Header lines. This was not a good economical time for the company and cost a fortune. I have reviewed all and asked the production manager if they really need all the furnaces to work as our production has lowered over the years. We then decided to conduct 100% scans only the headers feeding the furnaces in need. This brought the price down by approx. 30% saving for the company.
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Completing paperwork described the benefits to the staff.
Question 19 of 24
What do you think are the most important qualities for a Quality Control Inspector to possess?
User-Submitted Answers
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Ensuring safe products or installations.
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I love the smell of fresh ripe produce.
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To identify and analyse issues before they reach a customer.
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The varied nature of the job.
5.
You can give the best advise to construction .
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To see that every body goes home every day to their loved ones and knowing that I played a part in that.
Question 20 of 24
What do you feel is the most important part of your job as a Quality Control Inspector?
User-Submitted Answers
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Measurement documentation implementation.
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Being able to record, understanding gmps, haccp, ccps, usda, knowing how the line you are inspecting is supposed to start and end.
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Ensuring the product is at its highest quality to make sure the customer is 100 % satisfied.
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To monitor report and implement well.
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Analysing Inspections Following standards and procedures.
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Accurate recording of processes and procedures.
Question 21 of 24
Give me an example of a time when you performed well in a high pressure situation.
User-Submitted Answers
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I analyse what needs to be done now and what can wait. Then methodically proceed. Getting upset only leads to mistakes, stay calm.
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My prioritizing and focusing on the important activity first.
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Not getting stressed and doing the procedures according to guidelines.
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I would put in extra hours.
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Using a checklist, tuning out any unnecessary distraction.
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Relax, think and time management.
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I allocated time for each project and ensured to complete it on time.
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By being calm, organised, ensure documented information.
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Inspection is always under pressure and needs to deliver results soonest. Being in the inspection field for over 22 years I know what the Client wants and therefore always strive to deliver on time.
Question 22 of 24
List the Quality Control software and programs you are well versed in. What is your level of expertise in each?
Question 23 of 24
What are your salary expectations?
Question 24 of 24
Would you be willing to work over 40 hours a week?

About Quality Control Inspector

March 21st, 2017

Quality control inspectors are responsible for making sure that all finished products and materials meet the required specifications and are free from any defects. Quality control inspectors work on factory floors and other manufacturing units where they read blueprints and instructions, supervise manufacturing operations and recommend modifications where necessary. They inspect, test and measure all products and either approve or reject the finished items. Their specific tasks may vary depending on the industry they are working in.

You will need to have at least a high school diploma to work as a quality control inspector. Most companies provide new hires with on the job training so that they can get familiar with their standards and their expectations. A keen eye for detail, good problem-solving skills, strong leadership skills and the ability to read and follow blueprints are necessary skills for anyone who wishes to pursue a career as a quality control inspector.

At the interview for a quality control inspector job, your interviewer will ask you to name one or more skills that you possess that make you a good fit for this role. They will also ask you why you chose to work as a quality control inspector and what are your long-term career goals. All of these questions are aimed at trying to ascertain whether you are likely to continue working with the company for the long term especially as they would have invested in your training immediately after hiring you.

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