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Working As A Quality Assurance Coordinator

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $57,518

    Average Salary

What Does A Quality Assurance Coordinator Do

Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.

Duties

Industrial production managers typically do the following:

  • Decide how best to use a plant’s workers and equipment to meet production goals
  • Ensure that production stays on schedule and within budget
  • Hire, train, and evaluate workers
  • Analyze production data
  • Write production reports
  • Monitor a plant’s workers to ensure they meet performance and safety requirements
  • Streamline the production process
  • Determine whether new machines are needed or whether overtime work is necessary
  • Fix any production problems

Industrial production managers, also called plant managers, may oversee an entire manufacturing plant or a specific area of production.

Industrial production managers are responsible for carrying out quality control programs to make sure the finished product meets a specific level of quality. Often called quality control systems managers, these managers use programs to help identify defects in products, identify the cause of the defect, and solve the problem creating it. For example, a manager may determine that a defect is being caused by parts from an outside supplier. The manager can then work with the supplier to improve the quality of the parts.

Industrial production managers work closely with managers from other departments as well. For example, the procurement (buying) department orders the supplies that the production department uses. A breakdown in communication between these two departments can cause production slowdowns. Industrial production managers also communicate with other managers and departments, such as sales, warehousing, and research and design.

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How To Become A Quality Assurance Coordinator

Industrial production managers typically need a bachelor’s degree and several years of related work experience.

Education

Employers prefer managers have at least a bachelor’s degree. While the degree may be in any field, many industrial production managers have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or industrial engineering. Sometimes, production workers with many years of experience take management classes and become a production manager. At large plants, where managers have more oversight responsibilities, employers may look for managers who have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) or a graduate degree in industrial management.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many industrial production managers begin as production workers and move up through the ranks. They usually advance to a first-line supervisory position before eventually being selected for management. Most earn a college degree in business management or take company-sponsored classes to increase their chances of a promotion.

Production managers who join a firm immediately after graduating from college sometimes work as first-line supervisors before beginning their jobs as production managers.

Some managers begin working at a company directly after college or graduate school. They may spend their first few months in training programs, becoming familiar with the production process, company policies, and safety regulations. In large companies, many also spend short periods of time working in other departments, such as purchasing or accounting, to learn more about the company.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Industrial production managers must have excellent communication skills so they can work with managers from other departments, as well as with the company’s senior-level management.

Leadership skills. To keep the production process running smoothly, industrial production managers must motivate and direct the employees they manage.

Problem-solving skills. Production managers must be able to identify problems immediately and solve them. For example, if a product has a defect, the manager determines whether it is a onetime problem or the result of the production process.

Time-management skills. To meet production deadlines, managers must carefully manage their employees’ time as well as their own.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

While not required, industrial production managers can earn certifications that show a higher level of competency in quality or management systems. The Association for Operations Management offers a Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) credential. The American Society for Quality offers credentials in quality control. Both certifications require specific amounts of work experience before applying for the credential, so they are generally not earned before entering the occupation.

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Quality Assurance Coordinator Career Paths

Quality Assurance Coordinator
Nursing Director Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse
Clinical Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Manager Plant Manager
Manufacturing Director
14 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Adjunct Faculty Assistant Professor
Medical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Manager Program Manager Service Director
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Supervisor Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Supervisor Quality Manager Operations Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Specialist Quality Assurance Manager Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Assurance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Specialist Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager General Manager
Regional Director Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager Operations Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director Case Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Team Leader Quality Assurance Manager
Senior Quality Assurance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Business Analyst Quality Assurance Manager
Senior Quality Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Manager Director Of Quality
Vice-President Of Quality
15 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Quality Control 2.9 years
Quality Assurance 2.9 years
Coordinator 2.6 years
Quality Assistant 2.1 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 5.3%
Supervisor 3.2%
Top Employers After
Manager 3.6%
Supervisor 3.2%
Consultant 3.1%

Quality Assurance Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

65.8%

Male

32.2%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

78.1%

Hispanic or Latino

11.3%

Asian

7.8%

Unknown

2.0%

Black or African American

0.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

61.3%

French

8.9%

Portuguese

3.6%

Arabic

3.6%

Hindi

3.0%

Russian

3.0%

German

3.0%

Italian

2.4%

Romanian

1.8%

Tagalog

1.8%

Gujarati

1.2%

Ukrainian

1.2%

Urdu

1.2%

Swedish

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Dutch

0.6%

Mandarin

0.6%

Korean

0.6%

Akan

0.6%

Khmer

0.6%
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Quality Assurance Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

27.1%

Michigan State University

5.2%

Strayer University

4.9%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.6%

Grand Canyon University

4.6%

Ashford University

4.0%

Webster University

4.0%

Walden University

4.0%

Liberty University

4.0%

Northeastern University

4.0%

Wayne State University

3.6%

Ohio State University

3.6%

Indiana Wesleyan University

3.6%

New York University

3.3%

Columbia Southern University

3.3%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.3%

American InterContinental University

3.3%

University of Houston

3.3%

Capella University

3.3%

Temple University

3.0%
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Majors

Business

26.0%

Nursing

15.8%

Health Care Administration

6.2%

Psychology

5.4%

Biology

5.4%

Management

4.7%

Education

3.6%

Social Work

3.2%

Criminal Justice

3.2%

Accounting

2.9%

Computer Science

2.7%

Computer Information Systems

2.6%

Human Resources Management

2.5%

Chemistry

2.4%

English

2.4%

Communication

2.3%

Marketing

2.3%

Public Health

2.2%

General Studies

2.0%

Information Technology

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.1%

Masters

23.1%

Other

18.6%

Associate

11.3%

Certificate

5.1%

Doctorate

1.9%

Diploma

1.4%

License

0.5%
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Real Quality Assurance Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Software QA Strategist and Testing Coordinator Phoenix American Incorporated San Rafael, CA Jan 15, 2015 $118,061
Software QA Strategist and Testing Coordinator Phoenix American Incorporated San Rafael, CA Aug 20, 2015 $118,061
Software QA Strategist and Testing Coordinator Phoenix American Incorporated San Rafael, CA Jan 29, 2014 $102,000
Investigational Products Quality Assurance Coordinator Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY Aug 03, 2016 $91,978
Quality Assurance Coordinator A.N.N., Inc. Livonia, MI Sep 22, 2015 $89,000
QA Coordinator Quality Matrix Inc. Seattle, WA Jan 09, 2016 $85,200
QA Coordinator Quality Matrix Inc. Seattle, WA Jul 07, 2016 $85,200
QA Coordinator Quality Matrix Inc. Seattle, WA Apr 15, 2016 $85,176
Quality Assurance Systems Coordinator Hydril Company Houston, TX Feb 20, 2013 $85,000
QA Coordinator Quality Matrix Inc. Westborough, MA Jul 14, 2016 $84,000
Audit and Assurance Coordinator Bureau Veritas Houston, TX Sep 18, 2013 $83,200
Quality Assurance Coordinator RREM, Inc. Chicago, IL Jun 18, 2014 $68,975
Investigational Products Quality Assurance Coordinator Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY Jan 06, 2016 $68,789
Quality Assurance Coordinator Central Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2014 $68,745
Quality Assurance Coordinator Hexagram Home Health Care LLC Chicago, IL Dec 20, 2013 $68,744
Quality Assurance Coordinator Vital Wellness Home Health Inc. Naperville, IL Aug 23, 2014 $68,744
Quality Assurance Coordinator Vital Wellness Home Health Inc. Sun City, AZ Aug 23, 2014 $68,744
Quality Assurance Coordinator Vital Wellness Home Health Inc. Sun City, AZ Sep 10, 2014 $68,744
Quality Assurance Coordinator Care One Rehab Solutions LLC Taylor, MI Sep 18, 2013 $61,400
QA Coordinator Assured Care Systems Inc. Livonia, MI Sep 20, 2013 $61,400
Quality Assurance Coordinator Unicare Home Health System Inc. Southgate, MI Aug 07, 2013 $61,381
Quality Assurance Coordinator Mirehab P.C. Livonia, MI Sep 21, 2013 $61,381
Quality Assurance Coordinator Mirehab P.C. Farmington Hills, MI Sep 14, 2016 $60,715
QA Coordinator Quality Matrix Inc. Westborough, MA Aug 01, 2015 $60,549
QA Coordinator Quality Matrix Inc. Columbus, OH Oct 30, 2015 $60,549

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Top Skills for A Quality Assurance Coordinator

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Top Quality Assurance Coordinator Skills

  1. New Procedures
  2. ISO
  3. Quality Audits Coordinator
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted testing on new test procedures, evaluated data for laboratory effectiveness and conducted cost analysis on new procedures and equipment.
  • Collaborated with management and supervisors in assisting staff to complete documentation accurately and on time.
  • Spearhead the effort to ensure the safety and quality of all perishable product on premise.
  • Evaluate quality assurance reports request by all laboratory sections/department.
  • Review data from contract to ensure accuracy and regulatory compliance.

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