Qualified mechanical inspector
Qualified mechanical inspector means a qualified person who has received, as a part of the training, qualification, and designation program required under 232.203, instruction and training that includes hands-on experience (under appropriate supervision or apprenticeship) in one or more of the following functions: troubleshooting, inspection, testing, maintenance or repair of the specific train brake components and systems for which the person is assigned responsibility. This person shall also possess a current understanding of what is required to properly repair and maintain the safety-critical brake components for which the person is assigned responsibility. Further, the qualified mechanical inspector shall be a person whose primary responsibility includes work generally consistent with the functions listed in this definition.
49 CFR § 232.5
The definitions in this section are intended to clarify the meaning of terms used in this part.