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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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Yoh has a long term contract opportunity for a QA Specialist III - Quality and Compliance Lead to join our client, the world leader in the pharmaceutical industry, located inSan Francisco, CA. Job Responsibilities: - Identify and address quality enhancements. - Share responsibility for monitoring, review and analysis of quality tactics - Assist in the integration of quality and general compliance...
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Michigan based Software Company specializing in eCommerce and Data Collection has an entry level QA position available in our Southfield office. This position requires a highly motivated individual to thoroughly learn and test our EDI software applications. Successful candidate will meet the following qualifications: · College degree. (Computer Science a plus) · Experience working in a Windows env...
UniversalPegasus International is a leading provider of engineering, project management, survey, inspection, and construction management solutions to the energy industry worldwide. Built on a 50-year heritage, UniversalPegasus provides quality, safety, innovation and client service, and delivers unmatched expertise and value to oil, gas and power clients around the globe. Headquartered in Houston,...
Texas Certified EMT - Bilingual in Spanish and English; must be able to perform front office duties such as maintaining and filing medical records, proficient in use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Clinical skills should include first aid, phlebotomy, vital signs, visual screenings, breath alcohol testing, drug screening, administering injections, current CPR certification.Must be bilingual in s...
Position Summary: The Quality Complaint Registered Nurse (RN) is a member of the Complaint Group within Quality Assurance Product Safety, and reports to the QA Complaint Manager or Sr. Manager, QA Safety. The Quality Complaint RN provides an accurate review of the incoming information related to complaints with patient impact upon entry of complaints into the Complaint Handling Database , completi...
Our client is seeking a Sr. QA Analyst for a contract to hire role. Ideal candidate will have experience testing User Interfaces Experience testing data using SQL queries Excel reporting is nice to have Analytical skills to enable creation of test cases to cover application functionality Able to make decisions about defect priority, impact to the business, to other applications or processes Excell...
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Catalent Pharma Solutions (a Blackstone Group company) is a leading Drug Development, Advanced Delivery Technology and Supply partner to the global pharmaceutical industry. A Fortune 1000 company, with over 20 locations on 5 continents, we partner with 90 out of the top 100 pharmaceutical companies and 44 of the top 50 biotech firms, as well as thousands of small innovator companies. I. Position O...
This individual shall be responsible for the site level Quality Management System (QMS) Audit and Compliance Program reporting to the Quality Systems Manager. The individual will manage all QMS audits of EMD Millipore Jaffrey, NH site including customer, regulatory, and internal audits. Responsibilities include generating formal audit responses and correspondence, initiating CAPAs, reporting audit...
Position Purpose: In this position, you will work in a fast paced software quality assurance environment and will work directly with .net web applications. You will support quality assurance for our clients, who include some of the largest lenders in the United States. In this hands-on quality assurance role, you will help Fiserv to deliver the next generation lending experience for our clients. B...
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Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong...
General Summary: This division level position, reporting to the Director of HSE Programs, contributes to thesuccess of Pepsi North America Beverages (PNAB)by providing environmental program leadership and direction and enabling HSE risk management including; risk identification, evaluation, control, and regulatory compliance in the dynamic industry of manufacturing, warehousing, direct store deliv...
Description Essential Job Functions Conducts moderately complex testing, troubleshooting and analysis tasks on various phase(s) of network systems development including integration, systems testing, interoperability testing, field test plans and customer acceptance plans to maintain the credibility/viability of the system. Monitors the initial configuration and parameters of equipment for system c...
Description Essential Job Functions Supervises a small number of staff on a particular project or team by assigning and checking work. Coordinates the flow of work amongst staff members to ensure continuity and completion. Performs problem management and escalation to support staff and management using established policies and procedures. Maintains relationships with customers; analyzes customer c...
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Description: No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions by assisting with Operational Projects throughout the organization! Join us and start doing your l...
PURPOSE Under limited supervision creates and executes test cases for large software applications and integrated systems to verify that the documented requirements of the system(s) have been successfully met and that all potentially affected applications and systems will operate as expected once deployed to the production environment. Ensures that test cases are authored to fulfill testing objecti...
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