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Become A Qualification Engineer

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Working As A Qualification Engineer

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • $84,318

    Average Salary

What Does A Qualification Engineer Do At Harman International

* Creates, the Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) for responsible products.
* Interface with other Harman quality organizations to ensure all qualification issues are resolved in a timely manner.
* Responsible for developing electrical and mechanical tests and analysis for electronic components to determine that processed materials are meeting required standards and specifications, while maintaining and updating reports, files, and test data as required.
* Responsible for planning and conducting a complete project of relatively limited scope or a portion of a larger and more diverse project.
* Develops and prepares preliminary drawings or sketches showing proposed specifications, design characteristics, wiring diagrams, BOM (Bill of Material), etc. and also makes recommendations regarding these items for consideration and evaluation by Manager.
* Schedule testing activities for an assigned project, e.g. estimate required hours and record actual vs. estimated, assist with and resolve scheduling problems for assigned project/job and determine feasibility.
* Works form detailed drawings, blueprints, diagrams, schematics, as well as verbal and written instructions.
* Use multi-meter, o-scope, analyzers, digital analysis tools, machine tools, soldering equipment and computers to design and document test setups.
* Responsible for training as required for specific test setups.
* Responsible to perform other tasks as business needs require or as assigned by management

What Does A Qualification Engineer Do At Info Ways

Interface with Design and Software groups to identify support equipment needed to successfully execute performance verification during formal qualification testing Collect data for the development of Qualification Procedures needed to demonstrate product compliance to established requirements Facilitate third-party laboratories purchase orders and invoices Monitor, coordinate and manage all activities related to the execution of formal qualification test program including, but not limited to: Test schedule (chronological order of test activities) Set up and integration of test lab and support equipment Regularly-scheduled status reports

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How To Become A Qualification Engineer

Industrial engineers must have a bachelor’s degree. Employers also value experience, so cooperative education engineering programs at universities are also valuable.


Industrial engineers need a bachelor’s degree, typically in industrial engineering. However, many industrial engineers have degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering technology, or general engineering. Students interested in studying industrial engineering should take high school courses in mathematics, such as algebra, trigonometry, and calculus; computer science; and sciences such as chemistry and physics.

Bachelor’s degree programs include lectures in classrooms and practice in laboratories. Courses include statistics, production systems planning, and manufacturing systems design, among others. Many colleges and universities offer cooperative education programs in which students gain practical experience while completing their education.

A few colleges and universities offer 5-year degree programs in industrial engineering that lead to a bachelor’s and master’s degree upon completion, and several more offer similar programs in mechanical engineering. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as a professor at a college or university or to engage in research and development. Some 5-year or even 6-year cooperative education plans combine classroom study with practical work, permitting students to gain experience and to finance part of their education.

Programs in industrial engineering are accredited by ABET.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Industrial engineers use creativity and ingenuity to design new production processes in many kinds of settings in order to reduce the use of material resources, time, or labor while accomplishing the same goal.

Critical-thinking skills. Industrial engineers create new systems to solve problems related to waste and inefficiency. Solving these problems requires logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to the problems.

Listening skills. These engineers often operate in teams, but they also must solicit feedback from customers, vendors, and production staff. They must listen to customers and clients in order to fully grasp ideas and problems the first time.

Math skills. Industrial engineers use the principles of calculus, trigonometry, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Problem-solving skills. In designing facilities for manufacturing and processes for providing services, these engineers deal with several issues at once, from workers’ safety to quality assurance.

Speaking skills. Industrial engineers sometimes have to explain their instructions to production staff or technicians before they can make written instructions available. Being able to explain concepts clearly and quickly is crucial to preventing costly mistakes and loss of time.

Writing skills. Industrial engineers must prepare documentation for other engineers or scientists, or for future reference. The documentation must be coherent and explain their thinking clearly so that the others can understand the information.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as an industrial engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Several states require engineers to take continuing education in order to keep their licenses. Most states recognize licenses from other states, as long as the other state’s licensing requirements meet or exceed their own licensing requirements.


Beginning industrial engineers usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers. In large companies, new engineers also may receive formal training in classes or seminars. As beginning engineers gain knowledge and experience, they move on to more difficult projects with greater independence to develop designs, solve problems, and make decisions.

Eventually, industrial engineers may advance to become technical specialists, such as quality engineers or facility planners. In that role, they supervise a team of engineers and technicians. Obtaining a master’s degree facilitates such specialization and thus advancement.

Many industrial engineers move into management positions because the work they do is closely related to the work of managers. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Hakka

  • Chinese

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Real Qualification Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Hardware Qualifications Engineer Dropbox, Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 24, 2016 $130,000
Hardware Qualifications Engineer Dropbox, Inc. San Francisco, CA Dec 22, 2014 $130,000
Product Qualification Engineer Soraa, Inc. Fremont, CA Sep 05, 2013 $95,000
SI Qualification Engineer Mosys, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Oct 31, 2011 $95,000
Lead SI Qualification Engineer Mosys, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA May 01, 2010 $95,000
Engineer, Qualification Validation Acceleron Pharma, Inc. Cambridge, MA Jan 12, 2011 $94,334
Product Qualification Engineer Soraa, Inc. Fremont, CA Sep 06, 2013 $92,400 -
Qualification Engineer Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. Spring Valley, NY Mar 29, 2011 $90,000 -
Engineer-Structural Qualification DET Norske Veritas (U.S.A.), Inc. Katy, TX Aug 04, 2016 $89,482 -
Regulatory Qualification Engineers Proconex, Inc. Royersford, PA Nov 27, 2015 $84,635
Product Qualification Engineer Soraa, Inc. Fremont, CA Sep 06, 2014 $84,000 -
Engineer II, ILI Qualification Kiefner & Associates, Inc. Worthington, OH Aug 15, 2014 $78,000

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Top Skills for A Qualification Engineer


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Top Qualification Engineer Skills

  1. Product Line
  2. Protocols
  3. Facility
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Qualified stackable product line for general availability.
  • Coordinated preparation, review and approval of the qualification protocols with production and quality groups.
  • Draft and modify 2D CAD for machinery electric drawings and facility expansion projects.
  • Check and design verify HVAC and pipe stress calculations and support location drawings.
  • Used loads obtained from Caesar II to qualify tank and pump nozzle allowable loads provided from vendor.

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