Quality assurance technician - Salary and Career
Production Control Technicians

Quality assurance technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They inspect the receipt and organize the storage and movement of inputs, verify compliance of processes, release products and services, work in accordance with technical, quality and safety standards and procedures and demonstrate mastery of specific technical knowledge in the area.

How much does an Quality assurance technician earn

A Quality assurance technician earns between $1.497 and $8.955 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.455 and a median salary of $2.675 according to an Averwage.com 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 36.215 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Quality assurance technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.455 41.460 864 16
1º Quartile 1.497 17.965 374 7
Median Salary 2.675 32.104 669 13
3º Quartile 6.830 81.956 1.707 32
Higher Salary 8.955 107.463 2.239 42

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • other mid-level technicians
      • middle level technicians in industrial operations
        • production control technicians

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Main workplaces

Production Control Technicians they exercise their functions in agricultural, industrial, commercial and service companies, as salaried employees, with a formal contract. They work individually, with occasional supervision, indoors, in shifts, during the day and night. They may remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods, work at great heights and may be exposed to the action of toxic materials, radiation, intense noise and high temperatures. In the development of some activities, they may be subject to special conditions, such as confined work.

What does it take to work in the field of Production Control Technicians

For the exercise of these occupations, a minimum of high school education is required, plus basic qualification courses, which can vary from two hundred to four hundred class hours. The full performance of the activities occurs after one or two years of experience.

Functions and activities of Quality assurance technician

Production Control Technicians must:

  • organize storage and movement of inputs;
  • have technical knowledge;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • check process compliance;
  • work safely;
  • inspect receipt of inputs;
  • inspect inputs receipt;
  • release products and services;
  • check process conformity;
  • organize storage and handling of inputs;
  • inspect input receipt;

  • Activities

    • report unsafe working conditions;
    • maintain credibility;
    • check hygienic and cleaning conditions of storage places;
    • inform responsible persons about non-conforming products and services;
    • request storage of inputs;
    • acquire skills in using the quality tool (statistics);
    • perform inspections and tests;
    • select storage area;
    • control environmental conditions in the process;
    • select instruments and work tools;
    • update receipt controls;
    • meet legal and technical deadlines for product and service release;
    • apply quality tools;
    • register non-conforming inputs;
    • check maximum storage capacity limit;
    • check input specifications;
    • identify input with storage address;
    • operate laboratory equipment;
    • issue product and service release;
    • check transportation conditions, hygiene, availability and time;
    • evaluate unloading conditions;
    • inspect hygiene and cleanliness;
    • check the place of receipt, according to the characteristics of the inputs;
    • operate mail sorting machine;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • acting responsibly;
    • analyze process control reports;
    • use epi, according to safety standards;
    • handle instruments and work tools safely;
    • check the hygienic and cleanliness conditions of the storage places;
    • check the location of receipt, according to the characteristics of the inputs;
    • monitor compliance with rules and procedures;
    • check input receipt documents;
    • show technical ability;
    • collect samples;
    • implement corrective actions for market complaints;
    • handle microcomputers;
    • identify storage location;
    • issue product and service release;
    • check product specifications, as per standard;
    • send samples for analysis;
    • teamwork;
    • check conditions of use of tools and instruments;
    • request preventive and corrective actions regarding safety;

    Sectors that hire Quality assurance technician the most in the job market

    • temporary labor lease
    • manufacture of allopathic medicines for human use
    • refrigerator - cattle slaughter
    • engineering services
    • call services activities
    • retail sale of new cars, vans and utility vehicles
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • manufacture of raw sugar
    • development of computer programs and software in general
    • slaughter of birds

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