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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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Manages the quality engineering and quality operations function in Lake Forest focusing on PharMEDium’s core values. Assures quality systems new processes new code introductions and procedures for regulatory compliance are developed and deployed in a consistent and controlled order. Manages and executes proper design control activities in support of compounding equipment process changes and automa...
Growing poultry processing firm is looking for a self starter to fill a Quality Assurance Supervisor position. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The successful candidate will have HACCP knowledge and will have poultry QA experience. Bilingual(English and Spanish) is a plus. Degree is a plus. WE PAY $250 FOR REFERRAL RESULTING IN PLACEMENT IN THIS POSITION. Visit ou...
Description DISH supports more than 150 DISH Network Service (DNS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The DNS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and servic...
Description DISH supports more than 150 DISH Network Service (DNS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The DNS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and servic...
Description DISH supports more than 150 In-Home Service (IHS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The IHS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and services. ...
Description DISH supports more than 150 DISH Network Service (DNS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The DNS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and servic...
Description DISH supports more than 150 DISH In-Home Services offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The IHS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and services. ...
Description DISH's Quality Assurance team ensures compliance with DISH's desired levels of quality and service. State-of-the -art QA facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, Suwanee, GA and Denver, CO use statistical sampling, and advanced quality assurance engineering tools to validate DISH hardware streams before distribution to customers. Requirements QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job ...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Pratt & Whitney, a recognized leading producer of the world's most advanced jet engines, is looking for dedicated individuals to become a part of our organization. If you would like to work in a dynamic environment and possess the motivation to incorporate new ideas into practice, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for! Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX),...
ATK in Plymouth, MN is looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer. Job Responsibilities: This position will provide Supplier Quality Engineering support programs, suppliers, and support to ASD Receiving Inspection. QE support also includes preparing quality program plans, inspection procedures and quality requirements flow-down, supplier process monitoring, application of lean/six-sigma tools, drawi...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Sporting Group is the established market leader in sporting and law enforcement ammunition, and tactical and shooting accessor...
Sr Quality Engineer Swing Shift Danvers MA Medtronic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Position Description Full-time, Swing Shift (11:00am-8:00pm) Provide comprehensive support to Operations and/or Development Teams in all areas of production quality assurance and design control. Actively participate in definition of test requirements, acceptance limits and sampling plans to...
Our client, a world reputed medical technology company in San Antonio - Texas, has a contract opportunity for an Oracle EBS R12 Test Lead. The Oracle Test Lead is responsible for administration and support of one or more IT Quality Assurance processes including Requirements Reviews, Test Strategy Development, Driving the Testing Process, and Driving Defect Administration. Working with different I...
The selected candidate will be responsible for providing INSURV-focused support to COMNAVSURFPAC (CNSP) N45 for TYCOM Material Inspections (TMI), as Combat Systems subject matter expert. The candidate will provide support at both CNSP headquarters, and aboard U.S. Navy ships located in CONUS and OCONUS. The individual will assist in developing and maintaining currency of the TMI policy, organizati...
This position is responsible for providing key sustaining and new product development support by maintaining / enhancing the ISO 9001 Quality System inclusive of developing or updating associated procedures and forms, conducting supplier and internal process audits, implementing and monitoring use of statistical quality tools, performing failure analysis, resolving quality issues and providing ong...
Description: We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Are you ready to be an audit leader in this highly regulated industry? Now is the time to be a part of our leadership team responsible for...
Description: We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Are you ready to be an audit leader in this highly regulated industry? Now is the time to be a part of our leadership team responsible for...
A multi-location, Midwestern agricultural company is looking to add an Environmental Health and Safety Manage to its successful operation. This company is well-established, steadily growing and has an excellent employee retention rate. They offer benefits above the industry average and have an extremely loyal customer base. Environmental Health and Safety Manager Functions: Conduct regular safet...

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