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9447 – Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing

Inspectors and graders in textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing inspect and grade textile, fabric, fur and leather products. They are employed by textile companies, leather tanning and fur dressing establishments and garment, fur and leather products manufacturers.

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Example titles

  • Cloth inspector
  • Colour grader - textiles
  • Fabric examiner
  • Fibre inspector - textiles
  • Fur grader
  • Fur matcher - fur products manufacturing
  • Garment inspector
  • Hide and pelt processing inspector
  • Leather goods inspector
  • Leather grader
  • Quality control inspector - textiles
  • Shoe inspector
  • Textile grader
  • Textile product sampler
  • Yarn inspector

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Examine natural, synthetic and hybrid textile, fabric, fur and leather garments or products for conformity to quality standards
  • Inspect and grade animal hides and pelts according to size, condition and weight
  • Verify fit or size of finished garments and products by measuring or comparing products with samples and patterns
  • Mark defects, repair minor imperfections, cut excess materiel using scissors, and remove lint and spots using brushes, lint removers and cleaning solutions
  • Grade and sort finished products and tag according to size, style and quality
  • Record information on products inspected
  • May package products.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Work experience in the manufacturing of the products inspected is usually required.

Additional information

  • There is limited mobility among the different inspectors and graders in this unit group.

Exclusions

  • Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing (9217)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
9 - Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
Skill level
4 - Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training
Major group
94 - Processing and manufacturing machine operators and related production workers
Minor group
944 - Machine operators and related workers in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
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2016
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