Who are they and what do they do? The task of a machinery inspector is to inspect the technical condition of machines and equipment.
What are the activities of the job? In the field of mechanical engineering the subjects of inspection are usually lifts and other elevating equipment, hydraulic equipment, etc., power saws and many other machines and equipments, usually with extra safety measures. An inspector often specialises in a particular type of machines or equipment. His/her task involves: inspecting the technical condition of machines and equipment, pursuing controls and analyses according to technical norms, safety regulations and other technical requirements, issuing records and official certificates for the equipment inspected, ensuring documentation prescribed to the inspector by the respective organisation, coordinating and organising inspection activities in the respective organisation (the latter refers only to inspection managers).
Where is it done and under what conditions? In workshops, factories and buildings of all kinds, depending on the specialisation of the organisation where the inspector works, or on the type of a customer who orders the inspection.
What tools/equipment do they use? Mainly measurement, scanning, testing and diagnostic devices and instruments, common hand tools, office equipment including computers.
What do you need to succeed? You need to have completed secondary education in the field of mechanical engineering, take a special exam for inspectors, have technical understanding, precision and reliability.