A Quality Engineer works within the quality team to ensure the overall quality of a manufactured product and is tasked with creating documentation, devising quality fixtures and gauges and defining the criteria a test result should meet. They play a key role in fixing issues when they arise. Successful quality engineering ensures that final products meet customer expectations while keeping the manufacturing process as effective and cost-efficient as possible.
Anticipated Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm (flexible/additional hours as needed)
- Tasked with the creation of quality practices and documentation for a given product or facility.
- Works closely with manufacturing staff to ensure quality protocols are followed and documentation is correctly maintained.
- Set up appropriate tests and acceptable result parameters to ensure that quality testing throughout the manufacturing process is effective.
- Ensure that equipment and processes follow predetermined quality standards.
- Produce/Design fixtures to make sure component parts meet the company’s quality standards.
- Identify and correct the causes of failures that do occur despite the efforts to prevent them.
- Implements any new changes or adaptations based on a quality review.
- Talks with data.
- Develop and implement quality programs-including tracking analyzing, reporting and problem solving
- Perform other projects as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Analytical skills – need to be able to spot problems quickly and find the underlying causes so changes can be made.
- Critical thinking – once problems are identified; solutions and improvements must be found. This might involve thinking about a process, procedure or problem in a completely new way.
- Attention to detail – as the people responsible for the creation and implementation of quality systems, as well as the people who notice and report on problems, every detail must be noticed and acted upon when necessary.
- Numerical skills – statistical analysis can be a big part of a quality engineering role.
- Communications skills – strong written and verbal communication skills are key. Must be able to relay potentially complex ideas to a wide range of audiences – both in personal consultations but also through company SOPs and quality documentation.
- Team working skills – working as part of the quality team, and in close coordination with other teams throughout the manufacturing facility (as well as potential for interaction with suppliers and customers) is a key part of quality engineering.
- Complete online application (including professional references)
- Resume w/cover letter
- Working knowledge of quality systems and manufacturing
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
- At least three years of related experience required.