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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
Our client is a major Automotive Tier 1 – producing Automotive Interior Products. The selected individual will have an expert level understanding of quality injection molded products. The individual will have worked with Automotive Interiors (or parts that need to be dimensionally and cosmetically right). The person will have experience with problem solving typical problems that occur in injection...
Company Confidential Elizabethtown, KY, 42701
Description - Oversees inspection and testing of materials, parts, and products to ensure adherence to established standards of strength, quality, and endurance. - Responsible for operating mechanical and electrical test equipment to check apparatus for conformance to standard requirements. - Direct report to Production Manager. Requirements - Over 3 years experience in quality related duty with a...
The Quality Systems Manager is responsible for the implementation and improvement of Jacobi Carbons Quality System with ensuring the continuous improvement in all facets of the manufacturing process. Job Description · Facilitate the implementation of Quality Systems for Jacobi Carbons Inc. · Train and assist departmental champions to utilize employee involvement in the development of Standard Oper...
Based at our West Lafayette, Indiana facilities, the EHS Manager reports to an EHS Regional Manager (or, in the absence of a Regional Manager, the Director EHS, Americas. This position is responsible for: · Leading and implementing employee health, safety, and environmental initiatives to drive an “incident-free” culture for the West Lafayette campus (approximately 120 employees) · Managing and be...
Company Confidential Philadelphia, 19130
COMPLIANCE OFFICER Philadelphia Suburbs Community Bank is looking for an individual that will be responsible for developing, implementing and administering all aspects of the Bank's Compliance Management Program. This includes the oversight of regulatory compliance activities relating to the workings of each department within the bank; consultation with department heads as requested regarding comp...
Fresh America Marketing Glassboro, 08028
Quality Control Mgr Glassboro, NJ Fresh America Marketing seeks QC Mgr. to mng. allocation/ distribution/pack ing of imported fruits, use info. systems, liaison w/ agencies, comm. w/ suppliers/cus tomers. Reqs: B.S. Agriculture or sim. w/2yrs. exp. as QC supervisor/mgr. imported fruits; adv'd knowledge of U.S. quality/ safety standards, info. systems, preparing reports. Regular comm. Spanish/Engli...
Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist Heartland Group Holdings is currently seeking an EHS Specialist to be a part of our growing team! This individual will be responsible for safety training, ensuring Heartland is compliant with EHS standards, and will follow written and verbal instructions in an effort to establish, promote, and maintain a safe, reliable, accident free, healthy, and envir...
Technician - Quality Assurance An innovative manufacturer in the water processing industry is looking for a Quality Assurance Technician on 2nd shift. The individual selected for this position will be responsible for inspecting parts and assuring compliance to production procedures, maintaining measuring equipment and assisting supervisor in departmental operations. Qualified candidates must be ab...
Quality Assurance job opening with a well-established manufacturer of electronic devices. This job requires knowledge about product problem review, root cause analysis, supplier quality reviews, and effective communication with engineering. You responsibilities will include programming of automated test equipment, definition of testing parameters, generating small test systems for devices, to iden...
Manufacturing company located in northern IOWA needs an engineer experienced in paint and spray finishing. This is a quality assurance job opening, but you must have experience working in a manufacturing and production line setting, involving painting and spray finishing. Design and install quality control process sampling systems, procedures, and statistical techniques used in the paint departmen...
Senior Manager/Director, Corporate Quality Department: Quality Assurance Location: Melville, NY Reporting to: Vice President, Quality Assurance This position will be responsible for establishing a corporate quality assurance system and deploying it into the business units, plants, and supply chain. This role promotes customer satisfaction and operational efficiency that positively impacts the fina...
Senior Manager/Director, Manufacturing/Engineering Quality Department: Quality Assurance Location: Melville, NY Reporting to: Vice President, Quality Assurance This position will be responsible for leading the development of manufacturing processing standards and engineering APQP disciplines across Leviton. Providing the training, implementation and adherence to develop process capabilities and ad...
Senior Manager/Director, Supplier Quality Assurance Department: Quality Assurance Location: Melville, NY Reporting to: Vice President, Quality Assurance This position will be responsible for providing leadership and technical direction to the supplier quality assurance discipline as it applies to purchased product quality across Leviton globally. Leads the execution of a global supplier quality st...
SUMMARY The Safety Manager is responsible for establishing a safety culture and ensure a consistent approach to safety across the entire business. This role is a pivotal position in the company and the successful candidate will have past multi-unit, multi-state plant safety experience and have a proven track record of implementing safety programs. Plans, directs, and implements organization wide s...
Quality Control Inspector Production NC Machine Shop SW Dallas, Tx Quality Control Inspector ISO 9001 auditor training. Computer skills & knowledge of Excel. 5 years min shop experience. Good benefits. Please fax resume to 214-330-8658 with a good call back number for interview. The Dallas Morning News - 05/19/2013...
Insight Global is looking for a QA/Validation Engineer in the San Diego market. This person will be supporting many projects for the BI team. This candidate will be responsible for writing several SQL queries and creating the correct values for the dashboard. This role is heavily involved in data analytics and making sure that the reports and queries being run are correct. Apply Now! 3-5 years of...
Wastewater Laboratory Director Martha's Vineyard Town of Tisbury Highly responsible person to develop, oversee, perform all lab functions. $66-84K See job posting: www.tisburyma.gov...
Hydrarig - National Oilfield Duncan, 73533
NOV Hydra Rig â. Duncan, a division of National Oilwell Varco and the worldâ.s leading manufacturer of oilfield equipment is currently looking for dedicated personnel that are willing to be part of a growing organization. Quality Specialist Looking for a career oriented person with good people skills to work as a Quality Specialist in training under the supervision of the Quality Manager. This pos...
Now Hiring for: Mortgage Loan Processor for Secondary Market Experience in mortgage loan processing, loan closing and lending procedures req. Excellent communication and customer service skills are essential www.ffbsanangelo.com AAE/EEO Posting provided by:...
Computer- Advent Software, Inc. seeks Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer II to participate in the QA testing efforts of various Data Service product releases. Resume to HR at worksite: 600 Townsend St., Ste 500, San Francisco, CA 94103...
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