Quality Control Technician


Job Still Minimally Affected by AI Due to Its Physical Dimension


level of automation


Our comments:

The role of a quality control technician encompasses responsibilities that involve a combination of physical tasks, such as product inspections, along with more administrative duties like report writing.

Although AI can offer support in the realm of report writing and collaboration with production teams, the fundamental nature of their work, rooted in physical inspections, imposes significant limitations on the extent of automation feasible for this profession.

This section reviews the 3 main tasks associated with the job studied and assesses the potential level of automation induced by AI ('AI Automation Impact').
The modeling uses 8 criteria detailed on the 'Methodology' page.
Tasks AI Automation Impact
Conduct tests and inspections to ensure product compliance Very Low
Write detailed reports on results and observed anomalies Significant
Collaborate with production teams to improve product quality Moderate
Through our research, we have identified two pivotal categories of skills that will be impacted by AI-driven automation :
  • 'At-risk skills,' which are likely to become obsolete due to their susceptibility to automation
  • 'Future-proof skills', which are projected to retain their value and resist automation, thereby ensuring their relevance in the forthcoming job market.
Let's have a look at the future of your skills for this job :
At-risk Skills
Manual quality control of production With the rise of sensors, automated systems, and AI, manual quality control will diminish as machines can often perform these tasks more rapidly and with consistent accuracy. While human judgment remains essential for many quality decisions, the need for manual checks will decrease.
Check the compliance of deliverables from suppliers, subcontractors, providers With the evolution of automated systems and digital platforms, it's likely this process will become more automated and less manual.
Future-proof Skills
Analyze non-conformities and determine corrective measures The ability to analyze anomalies, pinpoint their causes, and suggest solutions is crucial. It requires a deep understanding of processes and products, as well as an ability to think critically.
Methods and tools for problem resolution Problem-solving is a fundamental skill that requires the capacity to identify problems, analyze their causes, and find solutions. It's a skill that's challenging to automate and will always be valued.

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