Inspectors and Graders in Textile, Fabric, Fur and Leather Products Manufacturing

(NOC 9447)

in All Manufacturing and Utilities

Inspectors and graders in textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing inspect and grade textile, fabric, fur and leather products. They work for textile companies, leather tanning and fur dressing companies and clothing, fur and leather products manufacturers.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate 0 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Estimate 435 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 1945 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to remain largely the same over the next few years. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Inspectors and Graders, Textile, Fabric, Fur, and Leather Products Manufacturing most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 50% of Inspectors and Graders, Textile, Fabric, Fur, and Leather Products Manufacturing who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$22,654

Median

N/A

Maximum

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

Hourly Pay

$13.00

Minimum

$23.91

Median

$35.04

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,056

Minimum

$30,111

Median

$70,518

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Inspectors and graders in textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing inspect and grade textile, fabric, fur and leather products. They work for textile companies, leather tanning and fur dressing companies and clothing, fur and leather products manufacturers.

Job duties

These inspectors and testers:

  • Examine natural, synthetic and hybrid textile, fabric, fur and leather clothes or products to make sure they meet quality standards.
  • Inspect and grade animal hides and pelts according to size, condition and weight.
  • Verify fit or size of finished clothes 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.

Sample job titles

  • cloth inspector
  • colour grader
  • fabric examiner
  • fibre inspector
  • fur grader
  • fur matcher
  • garment inspector
  • hide and pelt processing inspector
  • leather goods inspector
  • leather grader
  • quality control inspector
  • textile grader
  • yarn inspector

Skills

  • You should be responsible, alert, and in good physical health. Coordination, agility, and mechanical skills are important. You must also be able to take direction and carry out instructions given by a supervisor.

Job requirements

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

Other considerations

  • Shift work may be typical for many of these jobs. There is limited movement among the different inspectors and graders in this unit group.

By the numbers

Quick look

60

employed in 2016

91.7%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

83.3%
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16.7%
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44.7

median age

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

15,275

employed in 2016

83.2%

employed full-time

3.2%

self employed

27.6%
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72.4%
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44.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

69.2%

North Shore

$23,504 median annual income
15.4%

Southern

N/A
15.4%

Halifax

N/A

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

77.8%

Manufacturing

22.2%

Wholesale trade

What is the age of Employment?

55.0%

35-44

27.0%

55-64

18.0%

45-54

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

24.5%

45-54

20.8%

55-64

19.3%

35-44

16.5%

25-34

15.0%

15-24

Top levels of education

33.3%

High school

N/A
25.0%

College Diploma

N/A
25.0%

Less than high school

N/A

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

38.1%

High school

$28,505 median annual income
23.3%

Less than high school

$19,224 median annual income
19.9%

College Diploma

$38,781 median annual income
12.2%

Trade Certification

$43,975 median annual income
4.5%

Bachelor

$39,715 median annual income

Education & training

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Canadian Textile Industry Association
Ottawa, ON

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.