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Working As A Quality Assurance Specialist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $73,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Quality Assurance Specialist Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Become well versed in all aspects of the QA job function, e.g. processing of Product Improvement Reports (PIRs), Quarantine, Recovery, Customer Recovery and Advisories (QRRs), change notifications, customer surveys, quality certificates, internal audits, SalesLogix tickets, generation of supplier and team metrics, etc
* Process the download and distribution of Product Improvement Reports (PIRs) daily.
* Identify those PIRs requiring escalation.
* Work with customer service to fully document the customer s allegation and facilitate the return of product to be evaluated.
* Coordinate investigations with suppliers, and communicate root cause and corrective actions to customers
* Coordinate investigation of quality issues with customers and suppliers.
* Review, approve and communicate root cause and corrective action to stakeholders
* Facilitate the quarantine, recovery and disposition of products including those that may be sensitive in nature for regulatory or legal reasons
* Collect and analyze quality data, run Oracle queries, and prepare and distribute the quality reports
* Respond to customer surveys and Requests for Proposal (RFPs) in a timely manner
* Visit suppliers and warehouses, as required, to bring attention to and resolve quality related issues
* Create and revise QA procedures and work instructions
* Participate in internal audits of the Quality Management System
* Train and provide assistance to less experienced members of the QA team
* Drive continuous improvement of core processes, using Practical Process Improvement (PPI)
* Present QA functions and provide training as required to functions outside of QA
* Execute projects and complete other duties as assigned

What Does A Quality Assurance Specialist Do At Kelly Services

* include, but is not limited to, the following:
* Help design with the company’s quality strategy and policies.
* Author, review and/or approve documents related to commercial manufacturing of pharmaceutical drugs, validation, clinical, engineering, labeling, lot release, and stability studies.
* Lead internal audits.
* Implement company-wide GMP training program.
* Design and manage Quality systems such as; change control, training, deviation/investigation/ CAPA, document control, and vendor qualification.
* Generate quality data and reports.
* Review of batch records, as applicable.
* Maintain audit schedules and lead audits on suppliers and service providers.
* Perform company-wide training of personnel as it relates to GMP regulations.
* Manage and perform activities related to product complaints.
* SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
* This individual has the authority to act on behalf of the Manager, Quality Assurance, as needed

What Does A Quality Assurance Specialist Do At Clean Harbors Environmental Services

* Perform ISO formatted Audits on our Industrial Services Sites/Facilities throughout North America and Trinidad
* Write up and review reports on all completed audits
* Creation of audit templates
* Continuously improve performance guided by industry standard best practices, policies, and procedures
* Guide and support all QA/QC activities Work with other internal business functions to review business and functional requirements
* Participate in project review and status meetings as required
* Develop, track, and distribute metrics for monitoring quality processes
* Assist and identify gaps in SOP's and Audits
* Establish and maintain effective communications with business unit partners

What Does A Quality Assurance Specialist Do At Aecom

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* Supports quality control processing of sampling systems, procedures, and processes._
* Recommends revision specifications when indicated._
* Uses judgment and initiative to recognize inconsistencies or gaps in data or information and makes such known to team and seeks sources to clarify information._
* Provide parts process QA support for division and laboratory conducting electronics parts and components testing._
* Verify pre-test and post-test travelers for accuracy, completeness and testing._
* Provide QA support in tabletop review and operation proofing of test procedures, operation procedures, and test fixture drawings._
* Review documentation in iPDM for required test and the Configuration Review Board._
* Process NCR and DR for necessary actions._
* Support the division QFP team in other parts process quality assurance functions._

What Does A Quality Assurance Specialist Do At Caci International

* Performs the more routine inspections and measurements, collecting and summarizing quality data, and maintaining records on the results of sampling procedures.
* Gathers information concerning the application of quality procedures, review of technical quality requirements, or the results of inspections and tests provide a basis for decisions and action by senior-level specialists.
* Performs audits of relatively simple work processes to insure that work is accomplished according to maintenance standards and specifications; and reviews test and calibration procedures.
* Provides information for an overall assessment of the timely and proper implementation of new or revised work processes, use of modified or new equipment, and other controlling procedures.
* Ensures quality processes are developed in conjunction with the user requirements.
* Tracks and maintains documentation of assigned quality projects.
* Reviews requirements, specifications and documentation to gain a thorough understanding of the programs and processes to be certified.
* Raises issues, questions and concerns.
* Validates results, reports discrepancies and follows through to ensure that all issues are resolved.
* Provides or validates estimates for assigned tasks

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Quality Assurance Specialist Career Paths

Quality Assurance Specialist
Quality Assurance Manager Quality Manager
Director Of Quality
14 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Assurance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Supervisor Supervisor Superintendent
Quality Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Customer Service Manager
Call Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Supervisor Quality Manager
Quality Systems Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Project Manager Quality Manager
Senior Quality Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Production Supervisor Processing Supervisor
Processing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Supervisor Supervisor Production Manager
Continuous Improvement Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Software Engineer Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Quality Control Manager Quality Assurance Director
Director Of Quality Management
13 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Business Analyst
Implementation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Specialist Quality Engineer
Project Quality Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Regulatory Affairs Specialist Regulatory Specialist
Regulatory Affairs Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Quality Engineer Manager, Quality Engineer
Director Of Quality & Engineering
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Quality Engineer
Vice-President Of Quality
15 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Quality Specialist 3.0 years
Quality Associate 2.8 years
Quality Assurance 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Quality Assurance Specialist
Cashier 6.2%
Internship 5.0%
Supervisor 3.9%
Specialist 3.7%
Manager 3.0%
Top Careers After Quality Assurance Specialist
Supervisor 4.2%
Consultant 4.0%
Cashier 3.9%
Manager 3.7%
Specialist 3.6%

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Quality Assurance Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

52.0%

Male

37.6%

Unknown

10.3%
Ethnicity

White

58.8%

Hispanic or Latino

16.9%

Black or African American

11.4%

Asian

9.0%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.3%

French

7.3%

Portuguese

3.3%

Chinese

3.2%

German

3.2%

Mandarin

2.6%

Japanese

2.5%

Russian

2.3%

Italian

1.8%

Hindi

1.6%

Korean

1.4%

Tagalog

1.2%

Arabic

1.2%

Cantonese

1.1%

Carrier

1.0%

Urdu

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Hebrew

0.5%

Croatian

0.5%

Persian

0.5%
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Quality Assurance Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

30.8%

Strayer University

7.5%

Ashford University

5.0%

University of Maryland - University College

4.4%

Northeastern University

4.1%

University of Central Florida

4.0%

Kaplan University

4.0%

Pennsylvania State University

3.9%

Walden University

3.8%

Liberty University

3.5%

American InterContinental University

3.2%

Ohio State University

3.1%

Temple University

3.0%

University of South Florida

3.0%

Webster University

2.9%

Florida International University

2.9%

Arizona State University

2.8%

Michigan State University

2.7%

George Mason University

2.7%

Colorado Technical University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

29.2%

Biology

8.0%

Computer Science

5.6%

Psychology

5.3%

Health Care Administration

5.1%

Management

4.7%

Chemistry

4.5%

Nursing

3.9%

Accounting

3.9%

Criminal Justice

3.8%

Computer Information Systems

3.4%

Communication

3.1%

General Studies

2.6%

Pharmacy

2.6%

English

2.5%

Education

2.5%

Finance

2.5%

Human Resources Management

2.4%

Information Technology

2.4%

Electrical Engineering

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.0%

Other

20.4%

Masters

18.0%

Associate

11.4%

Certificate

4.6%

Diploma

1.7%

Doctorate

1.4%

License

0.5%
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Average Yearly Salary
$73,000
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$53,000
Min 10%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$102,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Bloomberg
Highest Paying City
Baltimore, MD
Highest Paying State
Delaware
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a Quality Assurance Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Quality Assurance Specialist in the United States is $73,932 per year or $36 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $53,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $102,000.

Real Quality Assurance Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SQA Specialist Us Data Management, LLC New Providence, NJ Jan 01, 2015 $125,000
SQA Specialist Us Data Management, LLC New Providence, NJ Jan 05, 2016 $125,000
Principal Quality Assurance Specialist Symantec Corporation Mountain View, CA May 11, 2015 $120,000
Quality Assurance Specialist Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC New York, NY Oct 15, 2015 $120,000
Quality Assurance Specialist Thomson Reuters Markets LLC New York, NY Sep 01, 2015 $120,000
Principal Quality Assurance Specialist Symantec Corporation Mountain View, CA Jan 10, 2016 $114,255
Principal SQA Specialist Symantec Corporation Culver City, CA Aug 18, 2016 $112,000
Principal Quality Assurance Specialist Symantec Corporation Mountain View, CA Oct 01, 2016 $110,115
Principal Quality Assurance Specialist Symantec Corporation Mountain View, CA Jan 10, 2016 $110,115
Principal Quality Assurance Specialist Symantec Corporation Mountain View, CA Oct 01, 2015 $110,114
Quality Assurance Functional Specialist Thomson Reuters Markets LLC New York, NY Aug 22, 2015 $108,150
QA & Testing Senior Specialist Cigna Health & Life Insurance Company Wilmington, DE Jun 15, 2015 $107,000
Specialist Quality Assurance Test Soo Line Railroad Company Minneapolis, MN Oct 12, 2016 $106,000
QA Specialist Bank of America N.A. Charlotte, NC Jan 26, 2015 $88,439 -
$100,000
Principal Quality Assurance Specialist Factory Mutual Insurance Company Johnston, RI Aug 29, 2016 $88,200 -
$110,000
SQA Specialist Symantec Corporation Mountain View, CA Apr 21, 2015 $87,929
Specialist, Mobile Quality Assurance Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Inc. Stamford, CT Feb 12, 2015 $87,901
Specialist Quality Assurance Amgen Inc. West Greenwich, RI Sep 07, 2015 $87,500
Quality Assurance Specialist Medimmune, LLC Frederick, MD Apr 11, 2015 $85,467 -
$90,000
Quality Assurance Specialist Medimmune, LLC Frederick, MD Nov 20, 2015 $85,467 -
$90,000
IT QA Specialist II Bank of The West San Ramon, CA May 01, 2015 $73,900
Quality Assurance and Development Specialist Prosys Inc. Baton Rouge, LA May 23, 2016 $73,590 -
$80,000
QA Test Data Specialist Teamsoft, Inc. Madison, WI Jan 15, 2015 $73,045 -
$93,915
QA Specialist Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) Highland Heights, KY Aug 29, 2016 $73,000 -
$83,000
Quality Assurance Specialist II Medimmune, LLC Frederick, MD Jun 15, 2015 $72,900
Quality Assurance Specialist III Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc. Omaha, NE Aug 07, 2016 $72,580
Quality Assurance Specialist Urban Science Applications, Inc. Detroit, MI Jul 16, 2015 $72,000
QA Specialist Sapere LLP Los Angeles, CA Jul 09, 2016 $72,000

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Top Skills for A Quality Assurance Specialist

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  2. Customer Service
  3. Test Cases
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  • Monitored and participated in improving processes for quality improvements in tech troubleshooting procedures.
  • Evaluated individual representatives' delivery of outstanding customer service performance through remote call coaching.
  • Executed test cases and properly documented findings/defects for prioritization.
  • Perform GMP related internal quality audits and inspections of documentation and manufacturing support operations.
  • Coordinated audits and prepared and implemented corrective action plans when necessary.

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