7543-Product graders and testers (except foods and beverages)

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Product graders and testers (except foods and beverages)
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Product graders and testers (except foods and beverages) inspect , test, sort, sample, and weigh raw materials, manufactured components and non-comestible goods produced or sold, to ensure compliance with quality standards and to identify defects, wear, and deviations from specifications, and to grade and classify them according to their quality.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) inspecting and testing products, parts and materials for conformity with specifications and standards
  • (b) grading and classifying natural textile fibres for spinning and winding
  • (c) discarding or rejecting products, materials, and equipment not meeting specifications
  • (d) analyzing and interpreting blueprints, data, manuals, and other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures
  • (e) notifying supervisors and other personnel of production problems, and assisting in identifying and correcting these problems
  • (f) recording inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded
  • (g) marking items with details such as grade and acceptance or rejection status
  • (h) measuring dimensions of products using instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers
  • (i) analyzing test data and making computations as necessary to determine test results.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Quality inspector
- Product grader
- Wool classer


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Product safety inspector - 3257
- Fruit grader - 7515
- Vegetable grader - 7515
- Fur grader - 7531
- Pelt grader - 7535

Careers (Singapore Standards):