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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 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.
Quality Assurance Jobs
Manage Total Quality Systems for a Multi Plant Operations. Meet Corporate Quality Standards. This Includes: Budget Control, Training, Customer Interaction and Total Technical Direction. PERKS: * Direct Report to Corporate Quality * Relocation Provided * Rapidly Growing Company that will Double in Size over the Next Three Years....
Accountable for change management, learning management, and team development for the Newark Site. Through a focus on continuous improvement and process ownership, the Site Coach works across the site to ensure teams and individuals are building capability while developing to meet business needs. As learning management process owner, the Site Coach is accountable for setting strategic direction, ov...
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Quality Supervisor(s) needed for large consumer packaged goods manufacturing facility. Our client is a larger privately held company with a strong presence in the food industry with multiple facilities. Prior food experience is a big plus, or consumer goods manufacturing. Promotes and represents quality measures and processes successfully with operations on any implementations as well as the day t...
Our client, a Food manufacturing company in West Palm Beach, FL has full-time professional position open for Sanitation Manager. The successful candidate will have at least one year in managing the Sanition team for cleaning process equipment in food, pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing and will understand clean in place techniques for batch processing equipment. HACCP, GMP or FDA certificati...
Diagnostica Stago, Inc. is the exclusive provider of Diagnostica Stago Hemostasis product lines in the United States. Diagnostica Stago, Inc. offers a complete system of coagulation instruments and optimized reagent kits for research as well as for routine analysis. Total quality approach plays an integral part in the corporate culture at Stago. We are committed to a better understanding of hemost...
QSI Inc. /NextGen Healthcare builds software that improves patient care and reduces healthcare costs. Now we’re bringing the best of the cloud, social media, and mobile to healthcare. Come build the future with us. Please visit our website at www.nextgen.com The SQAE Level II provides an independent, objective view of the software quality as evidenced through software testing and identification of...
Metrology Technician - DAYS, 2nd or 3rd Shift Job ID – 25737 Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota (Multiple suburban locations) Compensation: $22 - $26 per hour Work from blueprints, customer specifications, operating manuals, instructions, and written procedures to perform inspection and test on plastic parts. A Metrology Technician will plan, coordinate, and perform layout inspection, process capabi...
JOB TITLE: Senior Specialist Environmental Health and Safety At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities. Function: QRA Family: Environmental Health & Safety What Environmental Health & Safety contributes to Cardin...
VEHICLE INSPECTOR AND REPAIR COORDINATOR If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, a great work environment, and outstanding pay and benefits, this could be it. Pigg Enterprises is a 12-year old, family-owned vehicle dealership in Prattville, Alabama. We are looking for onedetail-oriented, self-motivated, high-energy, high-quality individual, to add to our team. If you are interes...
A growing and established company in the Tucson, Arizona (AZ) area is looking for a few Principal PMIC Analog IC Design Engineers to join their fast growing design team. The Analog, Audio and Power Division of this company is currently looking for Senior / Staff Analog / Power Management IC Designers for their design center due to growth. Kforce is working directly with the Hiring Manager. The suc...
A growing and established company in the Dallas, Texas (TX) area is looking for a few Principal PMIC Analog IC Design Engineers to join their fast growing design team. The Analog, Audio and Power Division of this company is currently looking for Senior / Staff Analog / Power Management IC Designers for their design center due to growth. Kforce is working directly with the Hiring Manager. The succe...
A Kforce client, a growing and established company in the San Jose, California (CA) Metropolitan area, is looking for a few Principal PMIC Analog IC Design Engineers to join their design team. The Analog, Audio, and Power Division of this company is currently looking for Senior / Staff Analog / Power Management IC Designers for their design center due to growth. Kforce is working directly with the...
A growing and established company in the Phoenix, Arizona (AZ) Metropolitan area is looking for a few Principal PMIC Analog IC Design Engineers to join their fast growing design team. The Analog, Audio and Power Division of this company is currently looking for Senior / Staff Analog / Power Management IC Designers for their Phoenix, AZ design center due to growth. Kforce is working directly with t...
Our Client is searching for 4G Mobile Device Engineer in Bellevue, Washington (WA) responsible for initial 4G device technology evaluation and product development. This position provides a unique opportunity to support the development of state of the 4G wireless broadband technologies at their early market adoption as it pertains to residential, nomadic, and mobile 3G/4G devices. In this role, you...
Stable and growing company is seeking a Quality Engineer who will ensure that quality is maintained throughout the life of a product by interfacing within the APQP process as well as all mass production and service part activities. Will utilize all quality engineering tools such 8-D’s, Layered Process Audits (LPA), and Statistical Process Control (SPC) to continuously improve internal processes an...
-Perform CMM measurement and programming (PC-DMIS); train others -Coordinate external calibration services/maintain gage tracking database -Perform/interpret gage R&R studies, PPAP, capability studies -Perform first article inspections; Conduct part measurements as requested by engineering -Update and/or write documented work instructions for inspection department processes -As required by QA, Pro...
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Support quality system by performing product audit, process audits, gauge studies, problem solving techniques, product disposition and other analytical methods applicable to related requirements and specifications. ESSENTIAL QUALITY TECHNICIAN FUNCTIONS: · Assist in ISO Internal Audits Procedures and Process Audit. · Audit processes and work areas for conformance to appropriat...
JAUNT, Inc. Job Title: Safety and Training Manager Reports to: Assistant Director Salary Level: $36,664 to $54,996 JAUNT is seeking resumes from qualified candidates to fill its vacant position of Safety and Training Manager. This position is responsible for the overall safety of the JAUNT operation. This includes management and implementation of the Substance Abuse Testing Program, driver trainin...
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