What They Do
Quality Control (Q.C.) Laboratory Technicians are responsible for maintaining quality assurance processes, testing of products, and recording and analyzing results gathered during product development and production. Q.C. lab technicians can be found in different sectors like manufacturing and food processing. They work to ensure that production or manufacturing processes and products created meet the quality specifications that are laid out by the company and federal and state health and safety standards.
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Collect regular samples for shelf life and analysis at the laboratory
Conduct standardized tests on food, beverages, and additives
Identify any product imperfections using chemical analysis or mechanical or electronic equipment
Record and compile all test results and report all product inconsistencies or variations
Maintain records of testing results or other documents as required by state or other governing agencies
Ensure there is quality testing at all times and carry out inspections so as to meet the standard set by the company
Encourage and enforce cleanliness on the part of the staff to ensure safe working conditions
Focus on corrective actions in order to make sure the products meet required specifications
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(**2019 Median Annual Salary)
$36,868 per year (Average Salary in NYS)
$14 - $19 per hour (hourly wage based on experience)
Most employers prefer applicants to have a four-year degree and one to two years of experience but this is changing, if the two-year educational program targets the necessary knowledge, and laboratory skills for these positions. Some employers prefer to hire quality control technicians who are certified (i.e. American Society for Quality).
Job Outlook & Growth
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment of quality control technicians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Ways to Start Preparing for Your Future Career TODAY!
Middle & High School Opportunities
Classes to Take:
Family & Consumer Science
BOCES/Career & Technical Education Programs
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