Job Profile:      Aircraft Launching and Arresting Systems Inspector

Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.

Job Information
36,850 48,020 77,640

Select Tasks
Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications. Record inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded. Mark items with details, such as grade or acceptance-rejection status.
Measure dimensions of products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers. Analyze test data, making computations as necessary, to determine test results. Collect or select samples for testing or for use as models.
Compare colors, shapes, textures, or grades of products or materials with color charts, templates, or samples to verify conformance to standards. Write test or inspection reports describing results, recommendations, or needed repairs. Read dials or meters to verify that equipment is functioning at specified levels.
Remove defects, such as chips, burrs, or lap corroded or pitted surfaces. Adjust, clean, or repair products or processing equipment to correct defects found during inspections. Fabricate, install, position, or connect components, parts, finished products, or instruments for testing or operational purposes.
Grade, classify, or sort products according to sizes, weights, colors, or other specifications. Make minor adjustments to equipment, such as turning setscrews to calibrate instruments to required tolerances. Interpret legal requirements, provide safety information, or recommend compliance procedures to contractors, craft workers, engineers, or property owners.
Inspect or test cleantech or green technology parts, products, or installations, such as fuel cells, solar panels, or air quality devices, for conformance to specifications or standards. Inspect or test raw materials, parts, or products to determine compliance with environmental standards. Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required.
Notify supervisors or other personnel of production problems. Recommend necessary corrective actions, based on inspection results. Clean, maintain, calibrate, or repair measuring instruments or test equipment, such as dial indicators, fixed gauges, or height gauges.
Check arriving materials to ensure that they match purchase orders, submitting discrepancy reports as necessary. Compute defect percentages or averages, using formulas and calculators. Position products, components, or parts for testing.
Stack or arrange tested products for further processing, shipping, or packaging. Monitor production operations or equipment to ensure conformance to specifications, making necessary process or assembly adjustments. Monitor machines that automatically measure, sort, or inspect products.
Compute usable amounts of items in shipments. Weigh materials, products, containers, or samples to verify packaging weights or ingredient quantities. Disassemble defective parts or components, such as inaccurate or worn gauges or measuring instruments.
Administer tests to assess whether engineers or operators are qualified to use equipment.

Select Abilities
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures. The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you. The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part. The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object. The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs. The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion. The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). The ability to see details at a distance. The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
The ability to see under low light conditions. The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead. The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting. The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated. The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Tools Used
Ammeters Backplane testers Beta gauges
Bit error rate testers BERT Bubble leak testers Calipers
Calorimetric leak testers Capacitive acceleration instruments Color spectrometers
Compression testers Conductivity meters Continuity testers
Coordinate measuring machines CMM Creep and stress relaxation testers Depth gauges
Digital multimeters Digital resistance meters Digital resistance thermometers
Digital voltmeters DVM Direct current DC power testers Ductility testers
Eddy current flaw detectors Eddy current probes Environmental chambers
Fatigue testers Force transducers Forklifts
Frequency counters Frequency meters Function generators
Gloss meters Hardness testers Height gauges
Hipot testers Holographic interferometers Hydraulic lifts
Hydraulic pumps Impact hammers Impact toughness testers
In-circuit testers Industrial bench scales Laser shearography flaw detectors
Laser thickness gauges Linear or mixed signal equipment Logic test systems
Magnetic induction acceleration instruments Magnetic particle flaw detectors Manufacturing defect analyzers MDA
Mass flow leak testers Measuring microscopes Metallurgical microscopes
Micrometers Moisture meters Multimeters
Null-balance acceleration instruments Optical comparators Optical gauges
Overhead cranes Penetrant flaw detectors Personal computers
Pi tapes Piezoelectric acceleration instruments Pin gauges
Plotters Plug gauges Power meters
Printed circuit board PCB testers Pulse generators Radiographic flaw detectors
Resistance meters Resistivity meters Resonance acceleration instruments
Return loss calibrator RLC passive component testers Sampling oscilloscopes Shear testers
Shock testers Signal generators Sorting machines
Strain gauges Tensile testers Thread gauges
Utrasonic flaw detectors Vibration and shaker systems Viscometers

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