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Quality control and planning engineers

Quality control and planning engineers plan production schedules, work sequences, and manufacturing and processing procedures to ensure accuracy, quality and reliability.


Median Salary

New workers start around £24,190. Normal pay is £38,616 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £61,821.

Daily Tasks

  • Oversees effective implementation of adopted processes, schedules and procedures.
  • Prepares plan of sequence of operations and completion dates for each phase of production or processing.
  • Analyses plans, drawings, specifications and safety, quality, accuracy, reliability and contractual requirements.
  • Prepares work flow charts for individual departments and compiles detailed instructions on processes, work methods and quality and safety standards for workers.
  • Ensures accuracy of machines, jigs, fixtures, gauges and other manufacturing and testing equipment.
  • Devises inspection, testing and evaluation methods for bought-in materials, components, semi-finished and finished products.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Science