Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing (NOC 9447)

About this job

Inspectors and graders in this group:

  • inspect and grade textile, fabric, fur and leather products.
  • work for textile companies, leather tanning and fur dressing establishments and garment, fur and leather products manufacturers.
Common job titles
  • checker, sample / swatch
  • cloth / fabric examiner / grader / inspector
  • colour grader / matcher
  • draper
  • examiner, leather glove / mitten
  • fibre examiner / grader / inspector


Inspectors and graders (textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing):

  • Examine natural, synthetic and hybrid textile, fabric, fur and leather garments or products for conformity to quality standards
  • Inspect and grade animal hides and pelts according to size, condition and weight
  • Verify fit or size of finished garments 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.

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a regular controlled indoor environment.
  • The workplace may contain airborne particles such as textile dust.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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