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Quality Assurance Engineer
Ref No.: 18-16926
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Quality Assurance Engineer
Worcester, MA
Full Time/Perm


Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Performs professional Quality Engineering assignments of considerable complexity under limited direction supervision ie. Conducts statistical analysis in the form of capability studies, DOE's, etc to evaluate processes.
  • Designs, installs and continually evaluates quality assurance and/or control methods and systems.
  • Develops standards, procedures, and work instructions to provide quality guidance and to facilitate training activities.
  • Performs training in internal auditing, mechanical inspection and statistical techniques.
  • Develops sampling plans and statistical methods to be utilized by manufacturing and inspection in assessing the quality levels of products and processes to include determination of control points and charting methods.
  • Interfaces with engineering and CMM programmers, to design fixtures and processes to ensure the effectiveness of measurement systems.
  • Conducts internal and external audits and supplier surveys to verify capability and/or compliance.
  • Coordinates and participates in material review activities to determine nonconforming product dispositions and corrective actions.
  • Develops, generates, and analyzes reports and returned products to identify trends and to facilitate corrective action/quality improvements.
  • Provides technical guidance to all personnel to assist in the use of statistical process control and problem solving techniques.
  • Plans, conducts and takes action regarding gauge R&R, product and process capability studies.
  • Performs QE liaison activities as required to support internal/external customer service and satisfaction
  • Provide other quality engineering support as assigned by the Quality Manager.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Knows and follows all safety requirements; strives to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Assists in any and all areas assigned.
  • Effectively gives and receives feedback; willingly asks questions and seeks direction as needed.
  • Must be able to function within a team environment.

Education, Training, and Skill Recommendations/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related technical field; and/or Professional Engineer, and/or ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or equiv.; and/or a minimum of 5 years qualifying experience.
  • Able to obtain ASQ Certification within 2 years.
  • Excellent communications skills, with ability to read and analyze complex information.
  • Advanced math skills, with ability to interpret technical data, in mathematical or diagram form.
  • Thorough knowledge in mechanical inspection techniques.
  • In –depth knowledge and implementation of statistical techniques, with ability to identify, analyze and define possible solutions for continuous product and process improvement.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of computer programs, applications and databases.
  • Must successfully complete Lean Manufacturing and ISO 9000 Training.
  • May be required to attend internal classes according to Training Procedure 080-003.