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Quality Engineer

Fitchburg, MA 01420

Posted: 04/01/2023 Job Number: 32160

Job Description

Job Summary

The product quality engineer is responsible for developing and managing quality system processes for programs and projects.
As a technical subject matter expert, the quality engineer assumes a leadership role over teams of engineers, quality technicians and inspectors to implement and monitor all planned quality activities to provide assurance of a conforming product and maintain a high level of customer confidence.

Job Responsibilities

•     Responsible for supporting the development of program or project quality system processes and supporting product quality improvements
•     Participate in the efforts to develop maintain and deploy quality plans and activities that translate customer requirements into planned activities  
•     Ability to lead a group of engineers, technicians and/or inspectors
•     Interface with groups of engineers on customer programs or projects
•     Responsible for supporting process and product improvement initiatives across multiple functional disciplines
•     Perform analyses of program requirements and prepare responsive quality plans, procedures, schedules and resource allocations to assure optimum quality support
•     Review and approve engineering/test and contractor documentation and provide input to assure that appropriate quality requirements are addressed
•     Participate in the development and implementation of formalized quality system processes, procedures and work instructions
•     Participate in efforts to gather, organize, monitor, analyze and report on information on products and processes
•     Provide ongoing quality system support to include performing internal audits, ensuring implementation of root cause corrective actions
•     Participate in product quality improvement teams, Material Review Boards and Failure Review Boards
•     Evaluate and dispose of non-conforming material
•     Provide technical support for Assembly/Test/Inspection personnel to include executing workmanship improvement plans, developing inspection methods and criteria, specifying appropriate sampling plans, interpreting and revising specifications, and processing non-conforming materials
•     Act as customer and senior management interface in resolving customer quality issues and driving root cause and corrective action on process and product quality issues
•     Develop and deploy SPC initiatives internally and at suppliers
•     Evaluate and make recommendations on critical supplier selections and drives supplier continuous improvement processes, including leading on-site audits, evaluating prototypes, and reviewing and approving of supplier corrective actions
•     Participate in executing customer quality program requirements
•     Monitor development activities to assure contract compliance, as required
•     Participate in developing new procedural controls to address all aspects of quality programs
•     Develop and generate statistical reports on inspection activities and results, new product or process testing results, etc and recommends action as required
•     Participate in the establishment of programs to evaluate the precision and accuracy of production and processing equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical facilities
•     Responsible for financial impacts of quality process controls and inspections
•     Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
•     Attend appropriate customer, business or program meetings
•     Prepare quality engineering reports and recommendations
••     Provide regular reporting of progress and status
•     Completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements
•     Specialties may include:
•     Mechanical Engineering
•     Supplier Quality Engineering



•     Bachelor’ s degree in engineering or related technical field or equivalent experience and a minimum of 2 years of experience
•     Proficient technical expertise and application domain knowledge
•     ASQ certification or Black Belt preferred
•     Proficient with ISO Standards, Six Sigma tools, statistics
•     Ability to understand military specifications and to read blueprints
•     Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication and writing skills
•     Ability to define problems and drive to root cause and effective corrective action
•     US citizenship required

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