Meet A Guy Who Checks 3000 Kit Kats Per Minute

Meet a Guy Who Checks 3,000 Kit Kats Per Minute

Making Japanese Kit Kats sure seems fun. Checking them, though, that looks hard, especially when thousands of them are rolling by every minute. A recent episode of Japanese TV program JobTune showed the inside of a Kit Kat production factory. To ensure that only decent wafers end up sold, a factory worker spot checks them. One factory worker, apparently.

Meet a Guy Who Checks 3,000 Kit Kats Per Minute

[Image: JobTune via 2ch]

This guy. Which is nuts.

The show didn't disclose his name, and there's probably other people at the factory that do this job too, for things like different shifts, days off and so on, because, hey, gimme a break, right? I imagine similar checking goes on at other Kit Kat factories around the world. Which is also nuts.

According to JobTune, the worker checks over 3000 Kit Kats in one minute.

Meet a Guy Who Checks 3,000 Kit Kats Per Minute

[Image: JobTune via 2ch]

As the show pointed out, the Kit Kat checker wears headphones.

A spokesperson explained that the factory is quite noisy, and the headphones are to protect his hearing.

Meet a Guy Who Checks 3,000 Kit Kats Per Minute

[Image: JobTune via 2ch]

Oh, and in case you are wondering what kind of defects the Kit Kat checker is looking for, it's stuff like this:

Meet a Guy Who Checks 3,000 Kit Kats Per Minute

[Image: JobTune via 2ch]

Incredible.

[Top image: JobTune via 2ch]


Comments

    Wow! I am surprised they don't have some kind of laser device that detects anomalies. He must have good eyes.

      In my experience work like that actually gets easier and easier as time goes on.

      I used to do similar work in a factory that involved a lot of checking product lengths, weights, etc. Over hundreds of hours checking thousands upon thousands of items you generally get really good at spotting issues very quickly.

      Defects start to stick out like a sore thumb when you're used to seeing same item over and over.

        Who gets to eat the defective kit-kats?
        I imagine there is a large container full of them?
        Where can I sign up?

          "This has a hole in it"

          "I'll eat it!"

          "This next one has a dirty syringe, a metal sponge covered in piri piri sauce, and a piece of paper with 'Bart's Soul' written on it"

          "..."

          "Go on, eat it, it's your job"

    I've got a rather low threshold to repetition. My inner dialogue would be like, fuck it. Yep... Fuck that one too...

    Why does so much Japanese TV have little reaction boxes in the corner with someone's face?

    The only way that could be fun was if you got to take 5mg of acid at the beginning of each work day.

    Never mind the air bubble. There's two whole fingers missing!

    Ironically this guys job won't be around much longer. Many Chinese facilities are replacing these jobs with robots/computers. Sometime tells me this guy wouldn't be too upset to move on to something more interesting however.

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