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Occupational Report for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (51-9061) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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.

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Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
Employment Outlook for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers There are 38 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Quality Control Inspector 9/30/14 Canby $14.93/hr to $18.00/hr DOE
Garment Inspector / Hanger 9/28/14 Portland
Quality Inspector 9/28/14 Beaverton Neg.
Visual Inspector 9/25/14 Portland $31,000/yr to $49,000/yr
Ultra Sonic Prove up Tester 9/25/14 Portland $44,000/yr to $71,000/yr
Ultrasonic Tester (UT1) 9/25/14 Portland $44,000/yr to $71,000/yr
Certified Lumber Grader 9/25/14 John Day $16.68/hr to $18.59/hr DOE
Inspector/Packer (OJT) 9/24/14 Portland $10.00/hr to $11.00/hr DOE
Inspector / Quality Assurance Technician - 2985 9/22/14 Milwaukie DOE
Quality Inspector 9/15/14 Tualatin Neg.
Quality Control Inspector 9/12/14 Salem $12.00/hr to $14.00/hr DOE
Quality Control Technician 9/10/14 Eugene $20.50/hr
Tester 9/10/14 Portland $10.00/hr
Construction Materials Tester 9/10/14 Brookings DOE
Inspector l (ADVM) 9/5/14 Portland DOE
Quality Specialist - 14-092e 9/4/14 Clackamas DOE
Garment Technician 9/3/14 Hillsboro Neg.
Quality Control Inspector 8/28/14 Eugene DOE
Lead Sorter 8/26/14 Beaverton $9.75/hr to $10.00/hr
Quality Control Assistant 8/25/14 Hermiston DOE
Receiving Quality Inspector, #14-409, (FSHA) 8/25/14 Central Point DOE, Neg.
General Plant Labor 8/18/14 Hermiston $9.10/hr to $9.67/hr
QC Inspector 1 (25817) 8/14/14 Medford $9.64/hr
Production QA 8/13/14 Salem $10.25/hr to $11.00/hr
Surface Mount Technology (SMT) - QC Inspector 8/12/14 Vancouver $14.00/hr to $16.00/hr
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Job Openings from the Web for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 21 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 21 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Quality Assurance Technician 9/26/14 Tualatin Volt
QUALITY VISUAL INSPECTOR 9/26/14 Portland TEKsystems
Product Testing Coordinator 9/25/14 Beaverton Sunrise Systems Inc
Product Testing Coordinator 9/25/14 Beaverton Sunrise Systems Inc
Quality Assurance Technician 9/24/14 Tualatin Volt Workforce Solutions
Electronics Assembly Quality Inspector 9/24/14 Tigard
QUALITY VISUAL INSPECTOR 9/24/14 Portland Aerotek
Quality Assurance Technician 9/23/14 Tualatin Volt Information Sciences
Quality Inspector 9/23/14 Beaverton The Superior Group
Quality Assurance Technician 9/23/14 Tualatin Volt
Production Specialist - Temp to Hire 9/16/14 Hillsboro
QC Inspector 9/12/14 Canby
Quality Control Inspector 9/12/14 Portland
Visual Inspector 9/11/14 Portland EVRAZ
Quality Control Technician 9/10/14 Eugene McFarland Cascade
Inspector l (ADVM) 9/5/14 Portland
Respirator Fit Testing - On-Call 9/4/14 Portland
Inspector 8/20/14 Clackamas
Meter Operator 8/18/14 Bend
Planer Quality Control 8/12/14
GRAIN SAMPLER 7/25/14 Portland Bureau Vertias North America
State of Oregon License Information for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $11.59 $13.97 $17.39 $21.74 $26.81 $18.45 $38,381
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 11.60 13.95 17.34 20.78 22.86 17.95 37,344
Multnomah / Washington 11.29 14.12 18.06 22.83 29.53 19.52 40,587
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 10.80 12.84 15.00 20.20 24.79 16.93 35,224
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 10.69 13.01 16.49 20.40 25.00 17.03 35,410
Lane 11.74 13.85 16.49 19.01 22.51 16.75 34,836
Douglas 15.66 17.29 19.69 21.72 22.94 19.25 40,040
Coos / Curry 11.34 15.74 18.77 22.79 40.03 20.99 43,649
Jackson / Josephine 10.66 15.34 17.50 20.39 22.83 17.46 36,321
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 11.24 13.13 15.70 17.80 19.72 15.59 32,441
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 11.66 12.79 14.42 17.53 22.92 15.91 33,081
Klamath / Lake 14.39 16.45 19.17 22.33 26.46 19.42 40,404
Morrow / Umatilla 10.86 12.43 13.97 16.13 21.49 15.27 31,754
Baker / Union / Wallowa 15.80 18.75 22.63 26.19 28.53 22.21 46,206
Clackamas 13.29 16.28 19.88 23.16 28.20 20.19 41,992
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Regional Employment Projections for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 5,146 5,941 795 15.4% 80 113 193
Multnomah / Washington 2,213 2,514 301 13.6% 30 49 79
Clackamas 515 600 85 16.5% 8 11 19
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 453 542 89 19.6% 9 10 19
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 310 352 42 13.5% 4 7 11
Lane 306 348 42 13.7% 4 7 11
Jackson / Josephine 267 304 37 13.9% 4 6 10
Morrow / Umatilla 228 261 33 14.5% 3 5 8
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 211 251 40 19.0% 4 5 9
Douglas 103 125 22 21.4% 2 2 4
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 74 80 6 8.1% 1 2 3
Klamath / Lake 65 74 9 13.8% 1 1 2
Coos / Curry 51 54 3 5.9% 0 1 1
Grant / Harney / Malheur 38 46 8 21.1% 1 1 2
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 29 34 5 17.2% 0 1 1
Baker / Union / Wallowa 20 22 2 10.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 5,146
Total All Industries Private 5,005
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Private 40
Manufacturing Private 3,771
Food Manufacturing Private 594
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing Private 384
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing Private 59
Other Food Manufacturing Private 77
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 573
Sawmills and Wood Preservation Private 243
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing Private 210
Other Wood Product Manufacturing Private 120
Paper Manufacturing Private 60
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills Private 41
Printing and Related Support Activities Private 56
Chemical Manufacturing Private 50
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing Private 105
Plastics Product Manufacturing Private 95
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Private 106
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing Private 47
Primary Metal Manufacturing Private 461
Foundries Private 376
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 351
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing Private 64
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing Private 54
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing Private 102
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities Private 49
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 66
Machinery Manufacturing Private 132
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing Private 44
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Private 670
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing Private 67
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Private 462
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing Private 138
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing Private 61
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing Private 48
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 359
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Private 51
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing Private 65
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Private 49
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing Private 157
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Private 122
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing Private 83
Wholesale Trade Private 368
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 122
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Private 222
Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers Private 154
Retail Trade Private 50
Information Private 40
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 102
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services Private 72
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 383
Administrative and Support Services Private 376
Employment Services Private 323
Other Services (except Government) Private 149
Repair and Maintenance Private 74
Personal and Laundry Services Private 70
Drycleaning and Laundry Services Private 70
Total All Industries Federal 46
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 46
Total All Industries State 78
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals State 78
Educational Requirements for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with a postsecondary non-degree award have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
  • Apply Basic Chemistry
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Mathematics To Statistical Modeling
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Statistical Methods
  • Apply Statistical Process Control (Spc)
  • Conduct Investigations And Research
  • Conduct Performance Testing
  • Evaluate Material Specifications
  • Follow As9100 Standards
  • Follow Hazardous Materials Specifications
  • Identify Wood Species And Characteristics
  • Inspect Components During Manufacturing
  • Inspect Garments
  • Interpret Computerized Data And Reports
  • Maintain Consistent Quality
  • Maintain Quality Control
  • Operate A Coordinate Measuring Machine, Cmm
  • Operate And Maintain Inspection Tools And Equipment
  • Operate Pneumatic Test Equipment
  • Operate Precision Measuring Devices, Tools And Equipment
  • Operate Precision Test Equipment
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Read Production Layouts
  • Read Schematics And Specifications
  • Recognize Characteristics Of Metals Or Alloys
  • Recognize Characteristics Of Plastics
  • Recognize Characteristics Of Pulps
  • Sort Raw Materials Used In Manufacturing
  • Understand Artistic Crafts Production Methods
  • Understand Manufacturing Methods And Techniques
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use A Microscope
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Electrical Test Equipment
  • Use Electronic Test Equipment
  • Use Industrial X-Ray And Magnetic Inspection
  • Use Interviewing Techniques
  • Use Metric System
  • Use Non-Destructive Test Equipment
Schools and Training Providers for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Blue Mountain Community College
Lane Community College
Linn-Benton Community College
Portland Community College
Rogue Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
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