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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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Growing heavy equipment metal fabricator has immediate need for experienced Quality Manager to manage QA, ISO-9001, and customer interface. Drives problem solving methodology throughout manufacturing facility. Participates in Lean and Six Sigma DMAIC team projects. Management of Quality Supervisors. Strong career progression role with excellent benefits and relocation. Must have Bachelor’s degree ...
LOCAL BUILDING INSPECTOR TOWN OF WELLESLEY Responsibilities of this full-time (35 hour/week) position include assisting the Building Inspector in enforcing the provisions of 780 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) R7; enforcing the Town’s Zoning Bylaw and any other applicable Town Bylaws; reviewing applications and inspecting building construction prior to issuing permits for new constructio...
Our client is a growing market leader looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer for their facility near Minneapolis, MN. Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the Supplier Quality Engineer serves as a technical liaison between the supplier base and the internal cross-function team to ensure quality, delivery, and cost requirements are met. Responsibilities for the Supplier Quality Engineer: •Supp...
Corporate Director of Quality Assurance Location: Florida Compensation: 130-140k, commensurate with experience This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established, high energy company in the airline and defense industry that is in need of a Corporate Director of Quality Assurance to join their business. Requirements: At least 10 years of aviation repair station experience in a quality...
JOB VACANCY POSITION: FAMILY SUPPORT QUALITY ASSURANCE SUPERVISOR LOCATION: FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES HOURS OF OPERATION:7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M., MONDAY – THURSDAY 7:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. FRIDAY & 7:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. SOME SATURDAYS(ADDITIONAL HOURS AS REQUIRED) STARTING SALARY RANGE: $30,000 – $35,000 JOB DUTIES: The Family Support Quality Assurance Supervisor is responsible for supervising, mo...
Talascend is currently seeking a Safety Manager for a direct hire opportunity with our client located in Katy, Texas. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan, implement, coordinate and assess accident, fire prevention, and occupational safety and health programs, utilizing knowledge of industrial safety-related engineering discipline and operating regulations. Conducts risk assessment analysis of plant ...
Technical Career Associates has helped to place many qualified professionals with todays top, cutting-edge organizations. We work with all different types of companies including start-ups, emerging and mid-market companies and Fortune 500 organizations in order to secure top-tier talent for key roles. Do you believe you are a top-level talent in your industry? If you are looking to make a real im...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. SR DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE-8653140414 Description Cordis Corporation, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting a Sr. Director of Quality Assurance in the Bay Area, CA. For more than 50 years, Cordis has pioneered less invasive treatments for cardiovascular disease. Hundreds of millions of people...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Product Quality Manager-0066141120 Description Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions is a recently announced center of excellence for the Pharmaceutical, MD&D and Consumer sectors, focused on healthcare consumer engagement and behavior modification, leveraging behavioral science, healthcare analytics, and a common digital/IT...
Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas an...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas an...
Quality Assurance (QA) Manager (Manager C) The primary function of this position is the quality assurance/quality control management for the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS), New Bolton Center (NBC),School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, in compliance with the standards of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). Duties...
Position Summary: Assist Quality Manager in coordinating, and directing quality program designed to ensure quality assurance of the products supplied consistent with established standards by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily;...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
City: Aberdeen State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 28315 Oldcastle Lawn & Garden is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 20...
City: Ogden State: Utah Postal/Zip Code: 84404 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and m...
City: Overland Park State: Kansas Postal/Zip Code: 66213 APAC- Inc., Missouri/Kansas City Division, is an Oldcastle Materials Company. Oldcastle Materials is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, bridge and paving services with 1400 locations nationwide. From coast to coast, Oldcastle Materials delivers quality, dependable results to customers ...
City: Bostwick State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 32007 Oldcastle Lawn & Garden is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 opera...

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