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Quality Assurance/ Control Technicians

Descriptions & Duties

  • Quality Assurance/ Control Technicians perform technical tasks, under the direction of a quality control/ assurance engineer, in relation to quality control/ assurance of in-coming materials and parts, assembly process, and finished products to ensure compliance with standards and specifications, especially under the ISO-9000 and ISO-14000 series.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Trade Specific Competencies

Relevant engineering project implementation knowledge and skills

To help Quality Assurance/ Control Engineers to implement relevant engineering projects, Quality Assurance/ Control Technicians must understand and familiar with their responsible tasks from start to finish. They must coordinate effectively with different professionals, peers and subordinates and have to ensure that the projects are well completed.

Professional knowledge and skills in providing technical support for quality assurance/ control

Quality Assurance/ Control Technicians must always apply professional knowledge and skills in providing technical support for quality assurance/ control to complete their tasks at work, such as carrying out repair and maintenance for building and civil engineering plants and machinery.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • typically have a higher diploma or an associate degree in engineering.


  • usually have some work experiences in a related occupation

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$60,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$70,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Quality Assurance/ Control Technicians usually work in office, but may spend a lot of time working at construction sites, where they help solve quality issues related to plant, materials and construction projects at the construction sites.


  • Augers - Bucket augers; Hand augers
  • Compression testers - Compression testing machines
  • Concrete or cement testing instruments - Metal cones; Paving sample splitters; Slump cones; Stabilometers
  • Hydraulic rock drills - Rotary rock drills
  • Hydrometers
  • Laboratory burets - Glass burets
  • Laboratory funnels - Wide-mouthed funnels
  • Laboratory graduated cylinders
  • Penetrometers - Pocket penetrometers
  • Permeability testing apparatus - Soil density testers
  • pH meters - pH testers
  • Pitch measuring instruments - Inclinometers
  • Portable data input terminals - Field data collectors
  • Precipitation or evaporation recorders - Precipitation gauges
  • Protective gloves - Safety gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Sampling syringes - Laboratory bulb syringes
  • Seismic recorders or seismographs - Seismographs
  • Shear strength testers - Torvanes
  • Vibration testers - Vibration monitors

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