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Quality Engineer

Poway, CA 92064

Posted: 01/25/2023 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Quality Engineers Job Number: 96008

Job Description

Job Summary
The Quality Engineer is responsible for evaluating the manufacturing processes to determine root cause and effect of product non-conformities, improve processes to ensure quality products, reduce cycle time and resolve supplier and vendor performance issues resulting in deviations.

Essential Functions
  • Develop, apply and maintain quality requirements and standards for development and manufacturing products.
  • Interact with manufacturing and engineering team(s) to optimize documentation related to quality and inprocess inspection checks.
  • Serve as the primary quality assurance resource to Production for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement.
  • Support concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing Quality Assurance and the customer.
  • Design and implement methods for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.
  • Promote and execute quality standards, inspection processes, test methodology, quality plans, documents and reports.
  • Analyze quality performance utilizing using statistical and analytical tools and methods.
  • As deemed necessary, review customers purchase orders, contracts and change requests and ensure that the necessary criteria and provisions are included in quality and process plans.
  • Develop, execute and analyze quality reporting measures; Report to management on quality issues, trends and losses (scrap/downtime, etc.).
  • Work with Purchasing on verifying supplier performance in relation to raw material quality and delivery; initiate programs to enhance supplier performance.
  • Participate in internal and external quality audits (as deemed necessary); member of internal audit team.
  • Interface with Purchasing, supplier and production personnel concerning supplier problems with quality assurance and assure that effective corrective action is implemented.
  • Serve as the quality assurance representative to the Materials Review Board (MRB).
  • May compile, write and deliver training material on quality standards and activities.
  • Work with in-house and headquarters staff to help qualify new materials and/or products, including certification by third-party organizations such as NSF, USDA or FDA.
  • Other duties and responsibilities not included above but related to the position, when assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
  • Minimum Education (or substitute experience): Bachelor’s degree in quality, mechanical, or industrial engineering; 5 years in a Quality-related field.
  • Minimum Work Experience: Minimum 5 years of proven progressive experience in Quality Assurance, auditing and troubleshooting/investigation.
  • Skills Required:
    • Knowledge of root cause analysis, corrective and preventive action, analytical problem solving and troubleshooting. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is preferred. Six Sigma, DMAIC, ISO 9001, GD&T, MSA, Equipment Calibration, SPC and FMEA experience a plus.
    • Able to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing to all levels of the organization.
    • Required to communicate with other departments and key TMUS personnel when necessary.
    • Able to self-direct and work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work in order to meet production goals.
    • Focused and detail oriented.
  • Preferred Education, Experience and/or Skills:
    • Minimum 3 years of proven progressive experience in Quality Assurance, auditing and troubleshooting/ investigation.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong visual acuity and the ability to judge slight variation in product.
    • Experience designing, developing and maintaining the technical side of the quality function.
    • Ability to determine root cause analysis of quality issues surfacing in a product manufacturing environment.
  • Other (Licenses, Certificates, Degrees or Credentials):
    • A member of a recognized quality institute is preferred, but not required.
    • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer is preferred, but not required.

Physical Job Description
  • Typical Working Conditions. Describe environment including exposure to heat, cold, fumes, chemicals, allergens, mold, etc.:
    • Typical office environment (AC and heat at times).
    • Production floor with and without a temperature-controlled environment.
  • Equipment Used. List all manual and automated equipment used in the course of performing essential functions:
    • Computer
    • Copier(s)
    • Camera
    • Microscope
    • Dimensional metrology equipment
  • Essential Physical Tasks. 
    • Occasionally lifting an element weighing up to 45 pounds repeatedly for the duration of an 8- hour shift.
    • Occasionally Lifting raw materials up to 50 lbs. repeatedly for the duration of an 8-hour shift.

Salary Range: $73,000 - $75,000

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