Quality AssuranceQuality Engineer

Quality Engineers ensure there are systems in place to monitor the quality of a production system.

Quality Engineer

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Are you focused on details and great with numbers? Do you work until the job is done? Become a Quality Engineer and you’ll spend your days crafting tests that check every inch of a product or machine. You’ll be involved with the manufacturing process from the first stage to the last, always making sure the product is at its highest quality.

You’ll work in the lab, your office, and the production floor to design tests. Your job will be to conduct tests on everything from the raw materials that will make a product to the finished item just before it leaves the plant. Your goal will be to find defects and determine the cause of the defect. Next, you'll help to develop a solution to the problem.

As a Quality Engineer, you’ll also help identify areas where the process could be improved to make a higher quality product. Teamwork and communication is a must when working with multiple departments to implement a change. It is important to follow all the applicable safety codes and laws.

Quality Engineers need at least a Bachelor’s degree in engineering. Courses in mathematics, engineering processes, computer-aided design (CAD) software, and technical drawings will be required.

Critical Skills

  • Attention to Detail
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Create Solutions to Complex Problems
  • Engineering Principles
  • Mathematics Knowledge
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, and Surroundings
  • Quality Analysis
  • Quality Control
  • Safety Regulations and Procedures
  • Strong Communication Skills

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor products to make sure they meet specified standards
  • Analyze and correct product quality issues
  • Develop production processes
  • Create new standards for products
  • Establish product documentation protocol
  • Report on production results and processes
  • Follow safety, health, and environmental procedures

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Salary: $35-50/hour


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Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

Bachelor's degree in engineering

Preferred Education

Master's degree or industry certifications


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