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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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JOB SUMMARY: Inspects raw materials and/or finished goods during and/or after manufacturing using a variety of testing devices and procedures to maintain product quality. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Product Inspection - Inspects components/finished goods received from vendors for compliance with Company and customer product specifications and requirements. Makes determination to release components/g...
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We are currently seeking a Senior Level Construction Field Engineer with at least 10 years of professional experience for our New York office (Englewood, New Jersey). The qualified candidate must have a degree in civil/structural engineering (or equivalent) and a P.E. License. The ideal fit for this position will have a strong background in Construction Management and practices and know the means...
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Our Software and Product Quality Assurance team are searching for an SQA Automation Analyst who will assist the SR. SQA Manager for Projects, carries out Software Quality Assurance procedures to ensure that all information systems meet TracFone’s standards and Business Owner requirements. Performs the testing of software to certify that new applications fully meet requirements, are error free, and...
A global automotive components manufacturer near Christiansburg, Virginia is looking for a Plant Engineer to support their production and distribution facilities. This position is open due to recent growth and reorganization. The Plant Engineer will work with all departments at this facility to determine their needs and to develop process improvement, new equipment and facility expansion plans. A...
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This function is responsible for supporting the daily manufacturing and facility operations. Functions include discrepancy resolution, document review, training program support, batch record review, and project management. This function partners with manufacturing to identify resolution to events in consultation with Quality Management. The position will support completing tas...
At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, l...
Qualified candidate for Northeast Suburbs position must posses: Two or more years experience in a manufacturing environment. Quality Control or Quality Assurance experience is preferable. GMP awareness. Experience in Pharmaceutical or Food Manufacturing a plus Duties will include but not limited to: Ensure compliance with cGMPs, Company SOPs and FDA regulating requirements during all phases of ope...
Liberty Mutual Insurance “Helping people live safer, more secure lives” since 1912, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on A.M. Best Company’s report of 2010 net written premium. Liberty Mutual also ranks 82nd on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2010 revenue. As of D...
Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation, is the world's pioneering nuclear power company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. We help our customers produce reliable and environmentally-friendly electricity by enhancing nuclear plant availability and dependability, and by reducing operation and maintena...
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Duties & Responsibilities: Daily job responsibilities include providing job site orientation, weekly toolbox talks, and formal training for situations that include confined space, fall protection, and various other safety training modules. Job site inspections must be performed and documented daily. Position requires the documentation of all unsafe practices and job site hazards and these issues m...
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Atkore International is an industry leader in the manufacture of galvanized steel tubes and pipes, electrical conduit, armored wire and cable, metal framing systems and building components; serving a wide range of construction, electrical, fire and security, mechanical and automotive applications. Atkore International is currently searching for a Quality Control Inspector for 2nd shift at its Phil...
This position is a full-time, permanent opportunity based in the Southeast US. Please note that my client will only consider those at this time who are eligible to work in the US without sponsorship. A well-established pharmaceutical manufacturing site is seeking a QA auditor with a preference for at least 3 years of direct experience with GMP auditing of pharmaceutical batch records, finished pro...
Duties of Position: Experienced Quality Manager with responsibility for all accreditation activities, safety, Environment of Care, Infection Control, Risk Management and Employee Health. Specialty experience required: The ideal candidate possesses Infection Control certification, knowledge of EMR system(s), experience with CMS guidelines, State of Oklahoma Hospital and The Joint Commission standar...
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