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Inspector General

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Summary

Inspect materials and products for conformance to specifications.

What does an Inspector General do?

Inspects materials and products, such as sheet stock, auto body or engine parts, dental instruments, machine shop parts, and metal castings, for conformance to specifications, using fixed or preset measuring instruments: Examines material or product for surface defects, such as cracks, pits, and incomplete welds. Compares product with parts list or sample model to ensure completion of assembly. Verifies specified dimensions of product or material, using inspection equipment, such as fixed gauges, templates, and preset micrometer, vernier height gauges, and dial indicator. Rejects defective parts, and marks type of defect on part, container of parts, or inspection tag. May test parts for hardness, using hardness tester [HARDNESS INSPECTOR 504.387-010]. May test products for structural defects, such as leaks and internal cracks, using water pressure tests [HYDRO-PNEUMATIC TESTER 862.687-018]. May test mechanisms for clearance and freedom of movement. May be designated Inspector, Filters.

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