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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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Director of Development Maine Coast Heritage Trust Topsham, ME http://www.mcht.org Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, ecological diversity and working landscapes. MCHT promotes the conservation of natural places statewide by working with land trusts, communities and other p...
AXWAY, INC Redwood City, 94063
DIRECTOR OF QUALITY ASSURANCE Company Axway, Inc Location Redwood City, CA Position Type Full Time Experience See below for details Education See below for details Director of Quality Assurance (Redwood City, CA) Direct company efforts to test cross product enterprise level solutions for customers; & manage QA team. Travel up to 25% domestic & 1-2 int'l trips/yr. Reqmts incl Master's deg in Comp S...
Urgent opening with one of the leading pharmaceutical Client for : Calibration Technician III @ Redwood City, CA 94063 Position: Calibration Technician III Location: Redwood City, CA 94063 Please read the description and update your resume and send me ASAP Responsible for performing calibration functions on all testing and measuring equipment throughout all manufacturing operations. This position...
Rubicon Gear (www.rubicon-gear.com) specializes in the manufacture of high precision power transmission and motion control components for aerospace and commercial applications. We have experienced significant growth and will be relocating our facility to 225 Citation Cir. Corona CA 92880 in July of 2013. To help facilitate this growth and our relocation we are looking for experienced Quality Engin...
Our client is seeking a Senior Test Engineer for their Burbank, California (CA) location. The Testing Consultant role will be to act as the business user representative during testing and preparation of testing. The Testing Consultant will be responsible for working with business and technical staff in planning, documenting and execution of testing. Work with technical and business resources to un...
A growing and established company in the Tucson, Arizona (AZ) area is looking for a few Principal PMIC Analog IC Design Engineers to join their fast growing design team. The Analog, Audio and Power Division of this company is currently looking for Senior / Staff Analog / Power Management IC Designers for their design center due to growth. Kforce is working directly with the Hiring Manager. The suc...
A growing and established company in the Dallas, Texas (TX) area is looking for a few Principal PMIC Analog IC Design Engineers to join their fast growing design team. The Analog, Audio and Power Division of this company is currently looking for Senior / Staff Analog / Power Management IC Designers for their design center due to growth. Kforce is working directly with the Hiring Manager. The succe...
A Kforce client, a growing and established company in the San Jose, California (CA) Metropolitan area, is looking for a few Principal PMIC Analog IC Design Engineers to join their design team. The Analog, Audio, and Power Division of this company is currently looking for Senior / Staff Analog / Power Management IC Designers for their design center due to growth. Kforce is working directly with the...
A growing and established company in the Phoenix, Arizona (AZ) Metropolitan area is looking for a few Principal PMIC Analog IC Design Engineers to join their fast growing design team. The Analog, Audio and Power Division of this company is currently looking for Senior / Staff Analog / Power Management IC Designers for their Phoenix, AZ design center due to growth. Kforce is working directly with t...
Our Client is searching for 4G Mobile Device Engineer in Bellevue, Washington (WA) responsible for initial 4G device technology evaluation and product development. This position provides a unique opportunity to support the development of state of the 4G wireless broadband technologies at their early market adoption as it pertains to residential, nomadic, and mobile 3G/4G devices. In this role, you...
Description: Position Description: Design and develop healthcare integration solutions using proprietary and industry standard messaging formats to facilitate clinical data exchange across multiple enterprise and external systems. This will be accomplished using HL7 data standards and integration tools such as InterSystems Ensemble. Positions in this function deliver professional level technical w...
Description: Six Sigma Black Belt - Optum OpX Employs Six Sigma methodology and analytics into organizational operations in order to accomplish business objectives supporting OptumInsight. Works with Six Sigma-certified professionals as well as business leaders in the planning, designing, and accomplishing of key projects. This position will include (but not limited to) the following responsibilit...
DNV Business Assurance is a world-leading certification body. We work with companies to assure the performance of their organizations, products, people and facilities through certification, verification, assessment and training. Our 1,800 employees worldwide help our customers build sustainable business performance and win stakeholder trust. As part of the DNV Group, an independent foundation esta...
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) is a global provider of services for managing risk. An independent foundation with the objective of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV comprises 300 offices in 100 countries, with about 10,000 employees. DNV Business Assurance is a world leading certification body. We work with our customers to assure the performance of their products, processes and organ...
DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. Our history goes back to 1864, when the foundation was established in Norway to inspect and evaluate the technical condition of Norwegian merchant vessels. While headquartered in Oslo, Norway, DNV has worked internationally since 1867 and has established approximately 300 off...
Position Description: Scientific Research Corporation, a leading Research and Development Company providing innovative solutions focused on advanced commercial technologies in the development of wireless communications, information, and sensor systems for Government and Commercial industries, has an exciting opportunity for a Quality Assurance Administrator, located in our Atlanta, GA location. Pr...
EOG Resources, Inc. is one of the largest independent (non- integrated) oil and natural gas companies in the United States with proved reserves in the United States, Canada, Trinidad, the United Kingdom and China. EOG Resources, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol "EOG". Position Description: Manage Denver Division Safety program including but not li...
Description: Position Description: Positions in this function coordinate the processes and activities that focus on restoring service after an incident occurs. Monitors environment health and the facilitation of high severity incidents to improve the state of service availability and continuity. This function also includes those who operate and monitor computer and peripheral equipment. Coordinate...
THERAKOS® is a global leader in advancing the science of extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP). For 25 years, THERAKOS® employees have pioneered new and industry leading technologies. As we look to drive the next phase of Therakos’ growth, we are seeking to expand our team with talented leaders and professionals in all functional areas. THERAKOS® offers a range of opportunities to work and grow in an...
Summary: The purpose of this position is to ensure that all in-process and completed product is manufactured within specifications regarding configuration, dimension, aesthetics, contamination, surface finish, packaging/ labeling, and material properties to meet the company’s quality and GMP requirements. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following Under supervision, performs visua...
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