Equipment inspector - Salary and Career
Metrological and quality fiscal agents

Equipment inspector - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They inspect measuring instruments, materialized measures, products, conformity marks and services, in accordance with legislation. They check materialized instruments and measurements, perform tests, analyzes and calibrations. They record the inspection, verification and calibration process, supervise metrological activities, guide the public, train human resources in the metrology area.

How much does an Equipment inspector earn

A Equipment inspector earns between $1.288 and $8.729 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.086 and a median salary of $2.073 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 4.724 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Equipment inspector

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.086 37.036 772 14
1º Quartile 1.288 15.456 322 6
Median Salary 2.073 24.870 518 10
3º Quartile 6.657 79.888 1.664 31
Higher Salary 8.729 104.751 2.182 41

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • inspection, inspection and administrative coordination technicians
        • metrological and quality fiscal agents

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Main workplaces

Metrological and quality fiscal agents they work in metrological inspection bodies, such as the weights and measures institutes. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, who are organized as a team, under permanent supervision. The workplace can be closed, open or in vehicles. They work daytime and irregular hours. They can remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods, be exposed to toxic materials and, eventually, to explosives. In inspection, they are subject to pressures that can trigger stress.

What does it take to work in the field of Metrological and quality fiscal agents

The professional exercise of these occupations requires a technical course in metrology (medium level), a technical course in the textile area or other inspection area, followed by a specialization of two hundred to four hundred class hours.

Functions and activities of Equipment inspector

Metrological and quality fiscal agents must:

  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform tests, analyzes and calibrations;
  • register the inspection, verification and calibration process;
  • check materialized instruments and measures;
  • inspect instruments, materialized measures, products, conformity marks and services;
  • technically guide the public;
  • verify instruments and materialized measures;
  • train human resources in metrology;
  • perform tests, analysis and calibrations;
  • supervise metrological activities;
  • train human resources in the metrology area;
  • verify materialized instruments and measures;
  • training human resources in the metrology area;

  • Activities

    • examine quantitative aspects - information fidelity ;
    • maintain self-control;
    • register verification data;
    • check compliance with the notification;
    • deliver internal training;
    • deal with complaints and claims;
    • fill in the verification report;
    • evaluate the team;
    • calibrate instruments;
    • organize special operations;
    • act with discretion;
    • prepare metrological technical reports;
    • search information;
    • forward products for laboratory testing;
    • prepare classes;
    • complete daily report;
    • organize special operations;
    • control equipment, instruments and materials used in inspection;
    • perform tests and tests in accordance with legislation;
    • issue terms;
    • precautionary seize;
    • inspect maintenance workshops;
    • keep up to date;
    • providing refresher courses for technicians;
    • forward products for laboratory tests;
    • provide means for the execution of the work;
    • clarify the requirements of the legislation;
    • coordinate teams;
    • elaborate didactic material;
    • charge a training certification fee;
    • provide training courses for new technicians;
    • check the conformity mark;
    • seal the instrument;
    • perform eventual verification;
    • act with discipline;
    • display sensory acuity;
    • demonstrate ease of communication;
    • disable irregular products;
    • examine instruments and materialized measures;
    • work as a team;
    • demonstrate ability for calculations and measurements;
    • prohibit products and instruments;
    • participate in study groups;
    • evaluate trainees' performance;
    • issue technical opinion;
    • disseminate metrology;
    • demonstrate proper posture;
    • examine the existence of composition information textile;
    • issue verification certificates;
    • issue records;
    • notify the inspected party;
    • collect products;
    • participate in the preparation of guidance material;
    • issue notifications;
    • fill in registration forms;
    • demonstrate security;
    • charge metrological service fees;
    • issue inspection certificate (approval);
    • perform inspections in special operations (blitz );
    • perform maintenance and conservation of metrological standards and instruments;
    • schedule work;
    • guide the inspected party;
    • perform initial verification;
    • track metrological standards;
    • prepare expert reports of fraudulent instruments and products;
    • test products and instruments �in loco�;
    • deliver training courses for new technicians;
    • examine formal aspects - existence of all the mandatory information;
    • inspect safety in the transport of dangerous goods ;
    • submit the person responsible for the violation;
    • give lectures;
    • manage time;
    • evaluate the performance of trainees;
    • make decisions;
    • inform the public about the legislation;
    • issue bank slip;
    • demonstrate assessment ability;
    • perform preliminary and selective tests of textile and pre-measured products;
    • issue a disapproval term;
    • orient the consumer;
    • monitor works;
    • acting with professional ethics;
    • issue calibration certificate;
    • place checkmark;
    • monitor the release;
    • master the legislation;
    • subject the person responsible for the violation;
    • issue subpoenas;
    • perform periodic verification;
    • elaborate technical opinion;
    • arch tanks;
    • clarify technical procedures;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • inform the public about technical and administrative procedures;
    • find out definitively;
    • issue reports;
    • manage conflicts;

    Sectors that hire Equipment inspector the most in the job market

    • engineering services
    • tests and technical analysis
    • industrial assembly works
    • temporary labor lease
    • maintenance and repair of tanks, metallic reservoirs and boilers
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - supermarkets
    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • building construction
    • other installation works in construction

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