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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
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THERAKOS® is a global leader in advancing the science of extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP). For 25 years, THERAKOS® employees have pioneered new and industry leading technologies. As we look to drive the next phase of Therakos’ growth, we are seeking to expand our team with talented leaders and professionals in all functional areas. THERAKOS® offers a range of opportunities to work and grow in an...
Summary: The purpose of this position is to ensure that all in-process and completed product is manufactured within specifications regarding configuration, dimension, aesthetics, contamination, surface finish, packaging/ labeling, and material properties to meet the company’s quality and GMP requirements. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following Under supervision, performs visua...
THE CHALLENGE: A leading edge medical device manufacturer located in a desirable Arizona metro location has an immediate need for a talented Sr. Quality Engineer. The selected individual will be an key contributor to the organization and will be provided a unique and supportive corporate culture. * Key member of Product Development team—providing Design Control criteria. * Provides technical suppo...
Charter NEX Films Milton, 53563
Quality Assurance Manager Charter NEX Films supplies superior-quality monolayer, coextruded, and barrier films for flexible packaging. We are currently looking for a confident, motivated person to fill the position of Quality Assurance Manager in our Milton, WI plant. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the Following: * Strong SPC and analytical skills * Strong knowledge of IMS an...
Great opportunity to work for a company that provides thermal spray coating and repair services to industrial clients. This is a machine shop-type environment, where ceramic-metallic coatings are applied to metal parts, using methods that involve high temperatures. Provide quality engineering support to make sure that products are coated, inspected, tested and certified to meet customer requiremen...
Insight Global is looking for a Systems Integration Engineer to work with one of our large consumer products client. You will be responsible for the test environment including installation, configuration, management, maintenance and troubleshooting. You will also be responsible for automated load/performance testing using scripts as well as analysis of the network, log files and hardware utilizati...
Reporting to the Site HSE Manager, the HSE Supervisor is responsible for assisting in the development, management and facilitation of Danville's HSE Programs. Specific functions include: Support site-wide system to identify and evaluate hazards (risks), and implement effective controls (corrective solutions) consistent with PepsiCo risk management process As assigned, ensure that required regulato...
NOW HIRING CONSTRUCTION WORKING SUPERINTENDENTS (SEATTLE AREA) NATIONWIDE General Contractor is looking for experienced construction superintendents for a newly opened position in SEATTLE, WA. for a fast-tracked retail project, consisting of 3-story interior rehab, and exterior site work The Superintendent will work under the direct supervision of one or more Project Manager’s The Superintendent w...
Company Confidential Cambridge, MA, 02141
Quality Control Manager – Cambridge, MA Successful and growing Cambridge-Based Company with a strong Social and Environmental commitment to producing one of the finest food products in the world is currently looking for a passionate, motivated Quality Control Manager to join our Operations Team.The Company has acustomer base that includes all types of business serving every food consumer market wi...
CN Utility Consulting (CNUC), an employee owned organization, is seeking a qualified utility forester in the Indianapolis, IN, area for immediate hire. Nature of Duties: 1. Inspection and evaluation of trees and brush along utility lines. 2. Notification of customers of work to be performed by assigned line clearance crews. 3. Submit results to clients with recommendations. 4. Serve as a liaison b...
Our Seattle, Washington (WA) client is looking for an Associate QA Engineer to add to their growing team. This QA is responsible for the implementation of test plans for external websites, internal applications and tools as well as 3rd party software applications on a project release basis. The role applies advanced testing techniques, structured SQA methods and process improvements to enhance ove...
Our client's Sales and Innovation Team is looking for an experienced, results-oriented Quality Assurance Technician - Java / C+ who are capable of translating high-level, ambiguous business goals into working software solutions. We own the Kindle device and accessory buying experience on our client's website, constantly experimenting and innovating to improve the customer experience. Successful ca...
Our client is seeking a Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) in Bellevue, Washington (WA). The Software Design Engineer in Test is responsible for test automation development and delivery of the Hospitality Solutions product lines. The position is responsible for delivering high quality software with a valuable set of features which meet customer needs. Responsibilities Execute in a technology...
Our client is seeking a Software Design Engineer in Test for their Bellevue, Washington (WA) location. The Software Design Engineer in Test is responsible for test automation development and delivery of the Hospitality Solutions Product lines. The Position is responsible for delivering high quality software with a valuable set of features which meet customer needs. Principal Responsibilities: Exec...
Our client is seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer for their Seattle, Washington (WA) location. Our client is looking for innovative, creative and hardworking individuals who want to help define how a product is tested from the ground up. In this unique opportunity you will work on a complex software project with the responsibility of implementing new testing methodologies to account for the quali...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Quality Engineer Des Moines, IA; Creston, IA Full-Time $40,000 - $60,000 Posted 5/24/2013 Russell Funke is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Russell Apply Job Details If you are a Quality Engineer with related experience, please read on! What you need for this position: - 3+ years experience in Qua...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders QA Manager Los Angeles , CA; Venice, CA Full-Time $95,000 - $130,000 Posted 5/24/2013 Maen Najdawi is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Maen Apply Job Details Based in Los Angeles, we are a global E-commerce company and are looking to add a QA Lead to our team! We develop custom software applicatio...
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