Quality control technician - Salary and Career
Production Control Technicians

Quality control 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 control technician earn

A Quality control technician earns between $1.244 and $7.889 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.763 and a median salary of $1.805 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 67.726 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Quality control technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.763 33.154 691 13
1º Quartile 1.244 14.926 311 6
Median Salary 1.805 21.660 451 8
3º Quartile 6.016 72.195 1.504 28
Higher Salary 7.889 94.664 1.972 37


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 control technician

Production Control Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


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

    • temporary labor lease
    • slaughter of birds
    • tests and technical analysis
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • clothing parts making
    • installation, maintenance and repair services for motor vehicle accessories
    • refrigerator - pig slaughter
    • refrigerator - cattle slaughter
    • manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
    • engineering services




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