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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.
Overall Purpose: Leads the effort to plan, execute, and document results for tests of new or revised system capabilities for applications. Key Roles and Responsibilities: Leads testing for a group of medium to large assigned applications or projects which may include software maintenance, enhancements and new development. May lead a group of individuals with primary responsibility for software tes...
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Are you detail oriented? Do you have experience in the manufacturing and production industries? Manpower is looking for a Quality Control Inspector for our client in the production of clean rooms and HVAC components! What we are looking for in you: Working knowledge of manufacturing stages of product assembly Thorough understanding of submittal and product designs Previous QC experience a preferre...
Company Confidential San Francisco, CA, 94105
This is a permanent position with an established financial firm. People coming from financial domain are highly preferred. Role Responsibility Senior software or QA engineer; with experience of line managing testing teams base in other global locations. Hands-on expertise in writing software/website test plans and test scripts, and proven experience designing and implementing testing strategies Ex...
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. (MBRDNA), a Daimler company, consists of five business areas including Group Research and Advanced Engineering, Mercedes-Benz TechCenter, eDrive & Powertrain, Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design, and Advanced User Experience Design. All five business areas are focused on delivering a positive impact on Daimler products through the advancement of s...
Job Responsibilities: If you are seeking a career with Unlimited Possibilities, outstanding co-workers and a chance to make a difference, Plastipak offers an opportunity for detail-oriented people who can multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced work environment! We are seeking a Quality Technician, who is responsible for monitoring, recording, reporting, and follow-up on specified bottles, labels, a...
EveryScape Inc. is building "the real world online". Our technology builds immersive 3D environments from simple 2D photography, enabling us to create these compelling visual experiences faster better and cheaper than has ever been possible. Today we are using this technology to reinvent the way someone finds a local business online. Our customers include tens of thousands of restaurants, salons,...
Company Confidential Brighton, CO, 80602
Our client, a 110 year old well established organization, which has now evolved into a high-tech energy producer, is now expanding and seeking two cutting edge Quality Engineers. From its humble beginnings in the blacksmith trade in the 1800's, to its present day production of modern Turbines, our client now ships to over 70 countries and has become a leader in renewable energy production. This is...
Manpower's client in Vernon Hills has an immediate need for a Quality Inspector. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year or more with the following work experience: * Inspect all incoming product per set QC criteria before releasing to warehouse for placement, picking, and shipping, which includes accuracy, functionality, and damage control. * Audit in-house assembly builds to ensure acc...
Company Confidential Ipswich, MA, 01938
This position is Our client Deals with Semiconductor Equipment/Applied Materials is the leading producer of ion implantation equipment used in the manufacture of semiconductors.Our client is headquartered in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and operates worldwide. Job Responsibilities: · Perform Incoming Inspections of mechanical parts production and non production parts using micrometers, Micro Hite, V...
Job Description: Hands on full time experience in QTP / UFT for 3-4 years Experience in manual testing for around 3 years Experience in Frame work design Good VB scripting skills Knowledge of descriptive programming Good to have Soap UI knowledge and experience Good to have - Knowledge of SQL queries Skills - Good Communication skills - Good Team Player - Ability to grasp things faster - Good Anal...
Position Summary: We are seeking exceptionally bright and motivated individuals to complement our Quality Assurance teams in New York and London as QA Product Analysts. In this role you will be asked to provide a unique perspective toward product development and the application testing process through previous experience with electronic trading dashboards and tools at an institutional level. In ad...
We have an excellent opportunity for a Quality Assurance Technician located at our Victorville, Ca. plant. This position has overall responsibility for all facets of quality in a lean manufacturing and distribution environment. Support the packaging lines to ensure plant quality requirements are met while achieving maximum safety and line efficiency with minimal downtime. Responsible at all times...
Loss Control Consultant Job Label:MAG_145D1C24111-2 As one of the Commonwealth’s leading workers compensation providers, we recognize the importance of having a highly experienced staff to meet day-to-day customer needs. We have a collective goal to surpass customer expectations when it comes to insurance services. Whether your expertise is in an administrative or technical area, you will have the...
If you want to be a part of a place that provides nothing less than extraordinary compassionate care, then Adventist Health System is the place for you! We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a System Patient Experience Manager position that will be based in our Office of Clinical Effectiveness department. This position is based at our Corporate Office in Altamonte Springs, FL. This pos...
Company Confidential South San Francisco, CA, 94080
We are a long-time Bay Area Company, looking for a motivated self-starter who wants to work. We are an organization that believes in mutual trust and respect, looking for long-term, hard-working and committed team members to add to our growing team. Position Responsibilities Assisting the Quality Manager with the maintenance of the food safety management system, customer and vendor non conformance...
Qualified Candidates will have: AS Degree (transcripts required) 3 years' experience in Quality Inspection and Auditing within an Electronics environment Ability to interpret Drawing, BOMs and Manufacturing Process Instructions Experience working with various inspection tools, (calipers, height gauge, thread gauge, etc.), IPC-A-610 acceptance criteria for PCBA and ANSI-Y-14.5, Sampling Procedure E...
Reynolds and Reynolds is one of the top providers of premium integrated computer solutions for automobile dealerships worldwide. In business since 1866, we continue to grow and provide cutting-edge solutions for all aspects of dealerships. The Quality Assurance department is responsible for testing a variety of software applications to help ensure our products are of the highest quality possible b...
General Summary: Assist in preparation and implementation of systems, processes, and SPC techniques for the quality assurance department. Responsibility: Establish procedures, checklists, and instructions for assigned projects. Establish tracking systems for processes. Establish statistical process control techniques for production processes. Provide problem solving for production and quality depa...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, FL, 32217
QUALITY INSPECTOR 1. Ability to read and interpret complex drawings and their associated documentation. 2. Must be knowledgeable of the use of CMM and FAI (First Article Inspection). 3. Knowledge of AS9102 is a plus. 4. Strong working knowledge of computer input data. 5. Advanced ability to interpret data and measuring devices. 6. Must have knowledge of GD&T. 7. High school Diploma or GED required...
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