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QA Industry Overview


Quality-assurance (QA) professionals are the ones who make sure the job is done right -- whether their QA job involves manufacturing a product, making a mortgage loan or creating a safe car.

In QA work, metrics and statistical methods are used to inspect, test and analyze products, procedures and processes.Jobs in QA are varied:

  • A materials inspector job involves finding problems and imperfections in manufactured products.
  • A mechanical inspector’s job is to check the fit, movement and operation of machines.
  • A tester’s job is to see how products hold up under use and to find ways of making products more reliable.
  • A sorter’s job is to separate goods into categories, such as length, color or fabric type.
  • A sampler’s job is to inspect portions of a product for problems or defects.
  • A weigher’s job is to measure the weight of materials used to manufacture goods.
  • A QA manager’s job involves finding and correcting product defects.
  • A QA engineer’s job is to apply mathematical and statistical modeling to manufacturing challenges.

QA Job Market


The BLS forecasts that QA job opportunities will grow 8 percent between 2010 and 2020, more slowly than the rate for all occupations. QA employment will be strongest in the pharmaceutical and medical-equipment industries, the BLS says.

As manufacturers automate their QA processes, some jobs in QA will disappear, but QA processes involving subjective judgments like taste, smell, appearance or texture will continue to be done by humans.

QA Salaries


QA jobs in manufacturing are done primarily by hourly workers who earned a median wage of $15.88 in 2010. The lowest-paid 10 percent earned less than $9.68, while the best-paid 10 percent earned more than $26.72, the BLS says.

QA managers’ jobs pay a much higher median salary -- $89,500 in 2012, according to a 2012 salary survey by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Adding an ASQ certification can add as much as $10,000 to a quality manager’s salary.

The median QA engineer salary is $75,000, with an additional $4,200 for certification, the ASQ says.

QA technicians’ jobs pay a median of $45,000, with an additional $1,700 for certification, the ASQ reports.
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Description DISH supports more than 150 DISH Network Service (DNS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The DNS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and servic...
Description Northrop Grumman is seeking a Test Engineer to help support a program located in Omaha, NE. The candidate will establish and develop test automation methods and techniques; plan, develop, implement and conduct automated integration, system and regression tests; utilize a knowledge of test engineering and apply understanding of principles of related engineering and software technology...
Job Description Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) – Civil provides support to a wide array of information technology systems, services and data solutions for areas such as energy, healthcare, transportation, security and space exploration just to name a few. IS&GS-Civil currently has an Environmental, Occupational Safety & Health (EOSH) opening that will support the F...
Description DISH supports more than 150 DISH Network Service (DNS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The DNS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and servic...
Job Description This position reports to the Sr. Program Manager Develop Flight Operating Procedures/Ground Operating Procedures IAW DCMA Instruction 8210 and obtain concurrence for implementation from the GFR Develop Aviation Safety procedures and manage the aviation safety programs which comply with AR 95-20. DA Pamphlet 385-90, and Afghan Aviation Procedures Guide for approval by USG Aviation ...
Job Description This position is for various positions in Afghanistan: KAIA and KAF. The QA Engineer may be required to accompany aircraft on project flights away from the work site and perform aircraft maintenance at various locations. Duties include: Coordinate QC workflow and Technical Inspections with Production Control (PC) Coordinate aircraft technical inspections for completed maintenance ...
Job Description This position is for various positions in Afghanistan: KAIA and KAF. The QA Engineer may be required to accompany aircraft on project flights away from the work site and perform aircraft maintenance at various locations. Duties include: Coordinate QC workflow and Technical Inspections with Production Control (PC) Coordinate aircraft technical inspections for completed maintenance ...
Description Northrop Grumman is seeking a Test Engineer to help support a program located in Omaha, NE. Job Duties: Designs, develops, and implements testing methods and equipment. Plans and arranges the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices. Provides test area with parameters for sample testing and specifies tests to be performed. C...
Description Northrop Grumman is seeking a Test Engineer to help support a program located in Omaha, NE Job Duties: Designs, develops, and implements testing methods and equipment. Plans and arranges the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices. Provides test area with parameters for sample testing and specifies tests to be performed. Co...
Description Northrop Grumman is seeking an experienced Test Engineer to support a program located in Omaha, NE. Job Duties: Designs, develops, and implements testing methods and equipment. Plans and arranges the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices. Provides test area with parameters for sample testing and specifies tests to be perfo...
In this corporate role you will work collaboratively with our food manufacturing facilities to drive the development, implementation and administration of company wide quality programs to monitor and improve process control, specifically related to meeting customer product specifications and microbiological quality/processing lethality. Manage the implementation of approved program rollouts or enh...
This position will coordinate the implementation and management of loss prevention programs specific to an assigned region within the organization to reduce the frequency and severity of losses, both workers' compensation and general liability. Provides training to the field staff on relevant loss control and legal compliance issues. Also provides advice to field management of the potential risks...
Description DISH's Quality Assurance team ensures compliance with DISH's desired levels of quality and service. State-of-the -art QA facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, Suwanee, GA and Denver, CO use statistical sampling, and advanced quality assurance engineering tools to validate DISH hardware streams before distribution to customers. Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job ...
ATK in Plymouth, MN is looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer. Job Responsibilities: This position will provide Supplier Quality Engineering support programs, suppliers, and support to ASD Receiving Inspection. QE support also includes preparing quality program plans, inspection procedures and quality requirements flow-down, supplier process monitoring, application of lean/six-sigma tools, drawi...
ATK Aerospace Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, commercial and military aircraft, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployables and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in aerospace. ATK is currently looking for a Temporary Quality Assurance Engineer (temporary project employee position) to join our t...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Missile Products Division is an industry leader in the development and production of tactical rocket motors and missile system...
ATK Aerospace Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, commercial and military aircraft, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployables and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in aerospace. ATK is currently looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer (temporary project employee position) to join our team in Cle...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...

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