Inspection Manager May. 10 2024| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition, Volunteer
Program: FIRST Robotics Competition
Tags: Training, Volunteer

The Inspection Manager for FIRST Robotics Competition manages the paperwork and details associated with the inspection process and tracks the progress of all teams at the event through inspection. Provides support to the Lead Robot Inspector in prioritizing team inspections based on match schedule. Identifies issues and potential bottlenecks. Provides recommendations on physical flow of teams through the inspection station. 

*Must sign a Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement prior to start of service.


  • Assist with set-up of inspection station
  • Support the Lead Robot Inspector as needed including conveying team inspection assignments
  • Track progress of all teams through the inspection process, and ensures the information is accurately displayed
  • Perform robot weight and size checks as necessary, and helps sequence teams
  • Ensure team inspection status is current and prominently displayed
  • Provide info to Lead Robot Inspector and other key volunteers on progress and issues
  • If affiliated with a team, cannot make decisions about or inspect affiliated team’s robot
  • Manages the inspection station including when the Lead Robot Inspector is away 

Experience and Skills Needed

  • FIRST experience not required; team experience preferred
  • Must be post-high school or equivalent
  • Minimum age: 18
    • Exceptions may be granted by event Volunteer Coordinators after review and approval by the local Program Delivery Partner.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others & work as a member of a team

Volunteer Time Commitment

  • Minimum 2 full day commitment (Districts)
  • Minimum 3 full day commitment (Regionals)

Note: Event schedules vary. Please check the event schedule and talk to your Volunteer Coordinator for detailed information on when you are expected to arrive. Volunteers should arrive on site 15-20 minutes prior to the start of every shift to allow time to check in at the Volunteer Registration table.


Lead Robot Inspector conducts training day of and provides guidance during the competition. Please review the following resource before the event: 

Reporting Relationships and Supervision

  • Direct Supervision: Lead Robot Inspector
  • On-Site Support: Volunteer Coordinator


* Must read and comply with the Volunteer Handbook.