Sarah enjoyed science at school but didn't imagine she would have a science-related career. After A-levels, she wanted to get a job and started out as a receptionist. Sarah arrived at Britvic in an administrative role, where she worked her way up to her current position. Outside of work she enjoys banger racing, martial arts and shopping.
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Quality assurance technicians perform a variety of technical inspections and testing and monitoring tasks to detect processing, manufacturing and other defects.
Entrants normally possess GCSEs/S grades, a BTEC/ SQA award or A levels/H grades. Training is typically received on-the-job, supplemented by training courses where instruction in specific techniques is required. Various industry-specific NVQs/SVQs encompass aspects of quality control.
- Sets up scientific, electronic, or other technical equipment to perform functional and inspection tests
- Analyses and interprets the results of tests undertaken and writes up reports upon completion
- Supervises the work of routine inspection staff and notes any defects reported
- Assists quality control engineers in undertaking production audits
- Liaises with production engineers and staff to maintain the quality of output and to develop quality management systems.
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