The Quality Engineer II is responsible for developing the full reliability and inspection plan for all new products. This person evaluates products, manufacturing processes, assembly processes, and supports quality control activities through training, inspection procedure preparation, and technical support.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Coordinates design review meetings to review all quality aspects of new products. Interfaces with Product Development Engineers to ensure quality considerations during the concept stage.
- Develops various inspection techniques and procedures to ensure product integrity to design specifications. Responsible for the writing, approval and implementation of Incoming, In-Process and Final Inspection procedures and operator self-inspection procedures.
- Works with other Quality Engineers and the Metrology Lab personnel on the development of all product gaging.
- Participates as a trainer in Quality Control and Manufacturing employee training programs.
- Works with suppliers, management, Engineers and Manufacturing associates in the resolution of quality problems. Also, assists each of these groups with capability studies and the application of statistical quality control.
- Interfaces with Manufacturing Engineers to review processes for new products and coordinate process validations and capability studies. Recommends process monitoring devices where applicable.
- Assists with complaint investigation and documentation interfaces with Regulatory Affairs to support UL, IEC, and FDA submissions. Participates in internal audits conducted by internal employees and regulatory agencies.
Directly supervises up to three technicians. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS these are non-essential job duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor.
The Quality Engineer II may be assigned special projects by the Q.C. Manager that is commensurate with their level of experience.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering required. ASQ CQE preferred. Two (2) years intermediate level experience in quality control or manufacturing preferred. Knowledge of QSR, ISO, UL, and IEC requirements preferred. Must possess good written and verbal skills
KEY COMPETENCIES: (Leadership skills/behaviors)
Building Strategic Working Relationships-Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
Quality Orientation-Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
Decision Making- Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Performance/Work Standards-Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks. (Flawless Execution of the Basics).
Information Monitoring- Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers and the general public.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and algebra. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, reliability, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Quality Engineer II will spend approximately one-third of this time walking or standing. The Quality Engineer II may spend up to 20% of his time at a computer keyboard. He must also be able to take measurements using hand instruments and electronic laboratory equipment. The Quality Engineer must be able to speak and hear well enough to communicate effectively. Since he must visually inspect products, vision must be excellent or corrected.
The Quality Engineer II will not typically be exposed to a harsh or dangerous environment. The noise level will be quiet to moderate.