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Returned Materials Inspector

Test, dismantle, and inspect returned parts to determine cause of defects.

What does a Returned Materials Inspector do?

Tests, dismantles, and inspects motor vehicle parts returned as defective to determine cause of defects: Examines unit for cracked or missing components. Tests unit under simulated operating conditions to determine nature of defect, using computerized testing equipment. Dismantles unit and inspects components for conformance to specifications, using instruments, such as micrometers, indicator gauges, hardness testers, calipers, and sine bars. Determines cause of defect and prepares report of findings. Routes unit to department for replacement, repair, or salvage. May judge validity of customer’s claim of defective parts or work. May specialize according to type of product inspected.