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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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Description DISH supports more than 150 DISH Network Service (DNS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The DNS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and servic...
This position is located in our MD, Ft Detrick facility The contractor shall manage the internal organizations standard operating procedures system; prepare documents for review and signature, maintain a tracking system for status of SOP's, issue SOP's both electronically and hard copy, distribute SOP revisions, and maintain the SOP review cycle program. The contractor shall create and revise sta...
Perform troubleshooting of engineering development hardware and field returns, and support Operations by troubleshooting production hardware failures. Develop solutions to complex test problems, and document procedures to be used by others. Work with technical leads, program managers, and customers to understand the system and the operating environment, and develop test procedures and associated e...
Description DISH's Quality Assurance team ensures compliance with DISH's desired levels of quality and service. State-of-the -art QA facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, Suwanee, GA and Denver, CO use statistical sampling, and advanced quality assurance engineering tools to validate DISH hardware streams before distribution to customers. Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job ...
Description DISH supports more than 150 DISH Network Service (DNS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The DNS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and servic...
Job ID EPM-00009558 Emerson Company Regulators Country United States State/Province Oklahoma City Tulsa Publish Start Date Nov 19 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Provide technical leadership, coordination and communication of quality improvement initiatives between suppliers, Engineering and Operations personnel. Position will plan, develop and implement actions to...
International Rectifier is a pioneer and world leader in Power Management Technology. If you are interested in a career with a company dedicated to developing products to save the world's energy, look no further. IR values innovation, results orientation, quality and social responsibility and promotes a performance work environment. This position is a key member of the Quality Assurance Team in L...
Job ID ENP-00004287 Emerson Company Energy Systems Country United States State/Province Wisconsin City Milwaukee Publish Start Date Aug 20 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Emerson Network Power, Energy Systems North America has an immediate opening for a Quality Facilitator to work in the Wisconsin Region. Individual will perform installation audits in customer envi...
International Rectifier is a pioneer and world leader in Power Management Technology. If you are interested in a career with a company dedicated to developing products to save the world's energy, look no further. IR values innovation, results orientation, quality and social responsibility and promotes a performance work environment. This position is a key member of the Quality Assurance Team in L...
Job ID EIA-00001721 Emerson Company Appleton Group Country United States State/Province Illinois City Rosemont Publish Start Date Oct 20 2014 Job Level Supervisor / Manager Job Description Title: Director of Quality Business Platform: Industrial Automation Business Unit: Appleton Group Location: Rosemont, IL Job Description The Director of Quality will play a leadership role in improv...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
ConMet is a leading manufacturer of components for the heavy truck industry. We design, engineer, and manufacture interior plastic components for the Heavy Truck market as well as aluminum castings, die castings, and proprietary wheel ends. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Recruits and selects staff to carry out quality objectives • Provides quality auditing, audit direction, monitoring, reporting, and prob...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Consolidated Metco (ConMet) is a leading manufacturer of components for the heavy truck industry. We design, engineer, and manufacture interior plastic components for the Heavy Truck market as well as aluminum castings, die castings, and proprietary wheel ends. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include the following: • Coordinates with customers and completes “Part Qualification” forms ...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Missile Products Division is an industry leader in the development and production of tactical rocket motors and missile system...

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