Quality control technicians assist quality control engineers in devising quality control procedures and methods, implement quality control techniques, test and inspect products during different phases of production, and compile and evaluate statistical data to monitor quality levels. There are 68,500 industrial engineering technicians, including quality control technicians, employed in the United States.
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The average annual salary for industrial engineering technicians was $56,550 in May 2019. Salaries ranged from $35,850 to $87,790 or more. Most beginning quality control technicians who are graduates of two-year technical programs earn lower salaries, while more experienced and senior technicians with special skills or experience may earn much more.
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Quality control technicians work in a variety of settings, and their conditions of work vary accordingly. Most work in manufacturing plants, though the type of industry determines the actual environment. For example, quality control technicians in the metals industry usually work in foundries or iron and steel plants. Conditions there are hot, dirty, and noisy. Other factories, such as those in...
The employment outlook for quality control technicians depends, to some degree, on general economic conditions. Through 2029, the U.S. Department of Labor projects a 1 percent growth in employment for the field of industrial engineering technicians, which includes quality control technicians. One immediate factor contributing to this slow growth is the coronavirus pandemic, which has disrupted ...