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Quality Engineer
Ref No.: 17-04126
Location: Houston, Louisiana
Position Type:Direct Placement
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date: 03/15/2017
5-8 year requirement of working as a Quality Engineer in Manufacturing, Testing or Assembly environment
To oversee and coordinate the quality assurance improvement and sustainability engineering activities to ensure quality processes are used to deliver quality products.
Generate and analyze reports for management reviews, including field failure reports received from customer and internal failure analysis teams.
Participate in the development and revision of manuals, procedures, work instructions, and forms.
Assist in the investigation, root-cause analysis, and issuance of corrective/preventive actions on product defects and failures.
Lead and facilitate continuous improvement teams.
Visit customers and suppliers, as necessary, to consult on specific product quality related problems.
Provide day-to-day support for production related activities, including the coordination and liaison with Third Party Inspectors (TPIs) and documentation group.
Review orders, engineering specifications and work order routings for inclusion of special quality requirements.
Monitor and ensure that standard and customer specific quality plans are adhered to.
Train appropriate personnel on quality procedures, tools, systems, and auditing methodology as required.
Perform internal and supplier audits to requirements.
Know and understand Weatherford Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions.
Must understand and comply with all applicable quality, health, safety and environmental rules and company policies of Weatherford.
Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.
Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.
Quality Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 5-8 years working in as a Quality Engineer in a Manufacturing, Assembly and Test environment - added
  • Strong knowledge/experience with ASME section IX welding processes including post weld heat treating including ensuring compliance and solving technical issues
  • Strong knowledge/experience with Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) processes and requirements including UT, LPI and MPI
  • Working knowledge of API Q1 standard.
  • Experience with job-specific Quality Control Plans (QCP) or Inspection and Test Plans (ITP) – slight modification to original
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret engineering drawings, technical specifications, materials specifications, testing specifications, and related industry standards and specifications.
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical parts inspection including tools, techniques, and geometric dimensioning and tolerance.
  • Computer literate including MS Office applications with an emphasis on MS Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action implementation
  • Experience being the lead auditee during customer audits and experience working with customer appointed third party inspectors
  • Welding engineering or metallurgy degree a major plus
  • Knowledge/experience with Artificial Gas Lift Equipment/Systems products a major plus
  • Knowledge/experience with API 19G standard a major plus – moved to preferred
  • Good knowledge / understanding of down-hole tools a plus
  • Nationally accredited Lead Auditor Certification to ISO9001 or API Q1
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement tools. – removed
  • Solid understanding of statistical methods and quality improvement techniques. . – removed
  • Experience with high strength low-alloy steel heat treatment processes. – removed
  • Good understanding of steel microstructural properties. . – removed
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles -removed
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles -removed
  • Experience in steel mill, tubing mill or forging process would be helpful. -removed
  • Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt or higher. -removed
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer. -removed
  • ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. -removed