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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.
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Company Confidential AMERICUS, GA, 31709
FEDERAL JOB FOOD INSPECTOR Help ensure meat, poultry and egg products that reach the consuming public are safe and wholesome! Become a Food Inspector with the USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service! Positions are currently available in; LIVE OAK FL. Temporary (full time, not to exceed 1 year) and Intermittent (on-call as needed) VIENNA AND PERRY, GA. Intermittent (on-call as needed) CAMILLA & MO...
This position is located in our VA, Springfield facility Researches, designs, develops and/or modifies enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software. 1. Designs, develops, codes, tests, and debugs complex new software products, or makes significant enhancements to existing software. 2. Researches and integrates design strategies, product specifications, development schedules, and user expec...
Company Confidential New York, NY, 10001
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state public agency operating some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the New York / New Jersey region including The Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation (PATH), the primary transit link between Manhattan and New Jersey communities and suburban commuter railroads. We currently have an opening for a SR. PUBLIC HEALTH SP...
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Our client is San Antonio is seeking a Process Engineer. This is a long-term contract position. *For immediate consideration, email resume directly to: ***** Technical Requirements: Supplier resources will have the following skills / experience / background: · Process maturity and process model development. · Expert knowledge and demonstrated use of Lean Six Sigma Tools · Pro...
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering exce...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a QA Manager for their Lakeland, FL location. This is a great opportunity for a full time position with this company. This role will oversee all aspects of quality assurance including establishing metrics, applying industry best practices, and developing new tools and processes to ensure quality goals are met. Job Duties: Mentor and lead team on quality proc...
DTS is looking for a Performance/Automation Test Lead for a long term contract position either in Detroit, MI or Charlotte, NC. Performs and leads processes related to testing activities for new software development systems and applications. Responsible for developing and executing formal test plans to ensure the delivery of quality software applications. Serves as a mentor to lower level testing...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client in downtown Portland has an immediate need for a senior-level QA for a 1-year contract. Duties: Develops, publishes, and implements test plans. Writes and maintains test automation. Develops quality assurance standards. Defines and tracks quality assurance metrics such as defect densities and open defect counts. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the...
Management of Daily Quality Assurance and Food Safety activities in all plant areas: temperature checks, GMPs, pre-operational inspections, pre-shipment reviews, product evaluations, etc. Work closely with USDA to ensure compliance to all federal regulations; Responsible for noncompliance responses and corrective actions Responsible for implementation and continuous improvement of in-plant program...
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Discover career-defining opportunities at TimkenSteel. We are a modern-day startup company with nearly 100 years of steelmaking behind us. We manufacture some of the world’s cleanest alloy steel using state-of-the-art technologies to help customers push the bounds of what’s possible. And we rely on our core values – ethics and integrity, quality, innovation and independence – to create steel produ...
Summary: Ensures that the quality is known before the release of a product or service. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: • An experienced software engineer with independent working capability. • Designs, develops and implements efficient and cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting software modules and systems. • Tests, verifies and debugs software modules a...
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Company Confidential Toledo, OH, 43604
Growing but small manufacturing company in Toledo is looking to add a Quality Manager. Position will report directly to the owner and supervise one Quality Technician. Must be hands on and extremely detailed. Must be able to work with all levels within company and talk to customers if asked. Responsibilities for the Quality Manager: Administer the quality management system in accordance with custo...
Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc. is a leading provider of complex chemistry services that includes development, characterization, and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and pharmaceutical intermediates. We have experienced significant growth since our founding in 1999, and have continued to attract the most highly skilled professionals in the industry. QUALITY ASSURANCE ASSOCIATE...
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