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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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Our client is seeking a Lead SW QA Test Engineer in Beaverton, Oregon (OR). Job Summary: The Lead SQA test engineer will be responsible for end to end SQA test management. This work will include; monitoring test timelines, providing approach guidance to other team members when and where needed on developing test documentation and test execution phases. The ideal candidate will understand the test...
Our client near Cleveland, Ohio (OH) is looking for an Automation Tester to join their growing team. Great work environment, casual dress code, easy commute. Job Summary: This position is responsible for working within a team to create, document, and execute test plans, test cases, and test scripts, in support of a set of global tools, systems, and databases. Additionally, this position is respons...
Our client is seeking a Quality Assurance in Los Angeles, CA. At least 2-3 years of testing experience Must have an in depth understanding of the end to end testing cycle and methodology (i.e. performance, spec, lab, regression, etc_) Ability to create from scratch, new test plans and test cases to upload in to their internal database Experience with the fundamentals associated with networking to...
As the Senior IT Auditor at our client's Waltham, Massachusetts (MA) location, you will have the following responsibilities and functions: Ensure risks are appropriately identified and managed Ensure significant financial, managerial, and operating information is accurate, reliable, and timely Ensure employee's actions are in compliance with policies, standards, procedures, and applicable laws and...
Our Los Angeles based client is currently seeking a motivated Software Test Engineer to support their Systems Software team. In this role you will work with all phases of software engineering, such as requirement analysis, design, development, code/unit test and system integration, and software test. Analyze customer's positive train control systems requirements. Develop system test requirements,...
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At Wayne Farms, our recipe for success begins with the highest-quality ingredients: our employees. Each one plays a critical role in creating our professional, collaborative environment and contributing to our success as the most technically advanced producers of superior poultry products. We are one of the world’s largest vertically integrated poultry producers with our corporate headquarters in...
Columbia, SC machining and assembly manufacturing plant needs a Quality Engineer. Will utilize basic quality tools along with six sigma and lean techniques in the support of continuous improvement, root cause analysis, and corrective/preventive actions. Have excellent knowledge of SPC and provide feedback through data analysis on problem areas or trends which need additional attention. Conduct or...
Quality AssuranceEngineer JOB DESCRIPTION DEPARTMENT: Human Resources EFFECTIVE DATE : 7/28/2010 QMS OWNER: Manager, Human Resources DOCUMENT # HRQA0004 REV LEVEL: 1.0 PAGE1Of2 NATURE OF CHANGE: Added Color Testing Requirements Primary Role in the Organization: Support our customers' requirements and suppliers' needs in order to improve and maintain a good quality standard. Reports To: Quality Man...
New aluminum die cast and machining automotive supplier plant needs a Quality Engineer. Will evaluate quality data using statistical methods. Will handle customer complaints by the use of problem solving tools Manage root cause analysis in teams. Create test plans and methods Develop control plans and work instructions Process quality issues and quality review of returned products. Process supplie...
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services—delivering the best solutions to meet our clients' needs. With more than 14,000 employees worldwide, 35...
Description Reporting to the Director of Clinical Quality Improvement, the Risk / Accreditation Manager and the Patient Safety Officer plans, organizes and coordinates all aspects of the Risk Management/Patient Safety Plan within the facility as well as ensuring that the hospital and all services included on the State of California license are in continual readiness status for the Joint Commission...
In more than 85% of America households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 4,400 employees. We are a leader in t...
Come grow with a leader in innovation, safety and diversity! An excellent career opportunity is currently available for a Sr. Safety Specialist within Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) business Fluorine Products manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge, LA. The Sr. Safety Specialist will be responsible and accountable for driving safety excellence and compliance within the Bato...
Conduct routine visual and physical inspections, sampling and testing of product and packaging to insure conformance to established standards. Compile, analyze and interpret results Specific Duties and Responsibilities: · Collect samples according to lab sampling plan or special customer request · Operate lab equipment according to detailed procedures and processes · Perform sampling and testing o...
As a SPIROL Manufacturing Manager, you provide leadership and drive the continuous improvement of our production processes. You oversee the application of approved engineering policies and practices to minimize variability and to improve operating performance and quality. You work with your team to achieve cost reductions and a high level of efficiency. The activities you are directly involved in...
INSPECTOR Pneumatic Scale Angelus is one of the largest manufacturers of high speed packaging equipment in the United States and we currently have two open positions for Parts Inspectors, one on first shift and one on second shift. We need quality assurance personnel with 5+ years experience in inspecting first piece and final inspection of machined parts. The ability to use a Coordinate Measuring...
Home of your dream job Dakota Gasification Company seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Dakota Gas. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream job here: Assistant - Compliance Support Our people are the heart of our organization and we employ more than 600 individuals in North Dakota. Go to dakotagas.com to apply. Qu...
Home of your dream job Dakota Gasification Company seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Dakota Gas. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream job here: Compliance Program Supervisor Our people are the heart of our organization and we employ more than 600 individuals in North Dakota. Go to dakotagas.com to apply. Que...
Home of your dream job Dakota Gasification Company seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Dakota Gas. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream job here: Environmental Specialist Our people are the heart of our organization and we employ more than 600 individuals in North Dakota. Go to dakotagas.com to apply. Question...
Home of your dream job Dakota Gasification Company seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Dakota Gas. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream job here: Inspection Field Technician I-III Our people are the heart of our organization and we employ more than 600 individuals in North Dakota. Go to dakotagas.com to apply....
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