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Job Description

Quantity Control Technicians are employed in many different industries, you will usually work in a team supervised by the Quality Control Manager.  Task could include dealing with customer feedback, reviewing and updating quality control procedures, training new staff and producing reports.  You will also have other tasks that are specific to the industry that you are working in.

Entry Requirements

You can get into this job through:


You could do a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree, which includes quality control options, for example:

  • production management
  • business and management
  • manufacturing engineering

You'll usually need:

  • 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
  • 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree

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Direct Application

You could apply directly for jobs if you have a a lot of experience in other areas, like engineering or health and safety.

Other Routes

You can get relevant qualifications through the Chartered Quality Institute, and as part of management courses with the Chartered Management Institute.

Career tips

Some knowledge of British quality standards and working methods will be useful when applying for jobs in quality control.

You can find out more about working in quality control through the Chartered Quality Institute.

Career Path and Progression

With experience and training you could move into supervisory, management or research jobs.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Quality assurance manager
  • Manufacturing systems engineer
  • Measurement and control engineer
  • Non-destructive testing technician
  • Production manager (manufacturing)

Required Skills

  • the ability to use your technical knowledge to design policies
  • organisational skills
  • to work well in a team
  • flexible and open to change
  • good communication skills
  • pay attention to detail

Salary Range

£12,500 to £25,000

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