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Quality Control Analysts - 19-4099.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Conduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. May conduct stability sample tests.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Lab Analyst
  • Lab Technician (Lab Tech)
  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Microbiology Lab Analyst
  • QA Auditor (Quality Assurance Auditor)
  • QA Lab Tech (Quality Assurance Lab Technician)
  • QA Tech (Quality Assurance Technician)
  • Quality Control Analyst (QC Analyst)
  • Quality Control Lab Technician (QC Lab Tech)
  • Quality Control Technician (QC Tech)

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Calibrate, validate, or maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Compile laboratory test data and perform appropriate analyses.
  • Complete documentation needed to support testing procedures, including data capture forms, equipment logbooks, or inventory forms.
  • Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, environmental samples, finished goods, or stability samples.
  • Coordinate testing with contract laboratories and vendors.
  • Develop and qualify new testing methods.
  • Ensure that lab cleanliness and safety standards are maintained.
  • Evaluate analytical methods and procedures to determine how they might be improved.
  • Evaluate new technologies and methods to make recommendations regarding their use.
  • Identify and troubleshoot equipment problems.
  • Identify quality problems and recommend solutions.
  • Interpret test results, compare them to established specifications and control limits, and make recommendations on appropriateness of data for release.
  • Investigate or report questionable test results.
  • Monitor testing procedures to ensure that all tests are performed according to established item specifications, standard test methods, or protocols.
  • Participate in internal assessments and audits as required.
  • Participate in out-of-specification and failure investigations and recommend corrective actions.
  • Perform validations or transfers of analytical methods in accordance with applicable policies or guidelines.
  • Perform visual inspections of finished products.
  • Prepare or review required method transfer documentation including technical transfer protocols or reports.
  • Receive and inspect raw materials.
  • Review data from contract laboratories to ensure accuracy and regulatory compliance.
  • Serve as a technical liaison between quality control and other departments, vendors, or contractors.
  • Supply quality control data necessary for regulatory submissions.
  • Train other analysts to perform laboratory procedures and assays.
  • Write or revise standard quality control operating procedures.
  • Write technical reports or documentation, such as deviation reports, testing protocols, and trend analyses.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Advise others on the development or use of new technologies.
  • Analyze test results.
  • Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Conduct financial or regulatory audits.
  • Conduct quantitative failure analyses of operational data.
  • Coordinate activities with suppliers, contractors, clients, or other departments.
  • Determine appropriate methods for data analysis.
  • Develop collaborative relationships between departments or with external organizations.
  • Develop testing routines or procedures.
  • Establish standards for products, processes, or procedures.
  • Evaluate new technologies or methods.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
  • Inspect areas for compliance with sanitation standards.
  • Interpret research or operational data.
  • Maintain laboratory or technical equipment.
  • Monitor operational procedures in technical environments to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Prepare information or documentation related to legal or regulatory matters.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Record research or operational data.
  • Test quality of materials or finished products.
  • Train personnel in technical or scientific procedures.
  • Verify accuracy of data.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aircrew Flight Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Artillery Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Fuels (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Fuels Below Deck Operations Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Fuels Flight Deck Operations Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Fuels Shore Base Operations Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Bulk Fuel Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Calibration Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Collateral Duty Inspector (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Designated Project Test and Evaluation Coordinator (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Engineering Bulk Fuel System (Shore) Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fuels (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fuels Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Gunner's Mate (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Oil Analysis Operator/Evaluator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Operational Test and Evaluation Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Petroleum Laboratory Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Petroleum Quality Assurance and Additization Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Petroleum Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Preoperational Test and Evaluation Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Quality Assurance Representative (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Quality Assurance Superintendent (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Scientific Applications Specialist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Small Arms Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Quality Control Technician