Quality Engineer Job Openings - 22 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

    Quality Inspector
    PDS Tech Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $102,150

    Solutions Eng Exec Advisor
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,500

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    New Product Introuction
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $87,500

    New Product Introuction
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,100

    NEW
    Telecom industry QA (W2 ONLY)
    Bartech Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $69,100

    Principal Consultant - Payment Systems QA
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,800

    NEW
    Hiring CDL Truck Drivers - Excellent Run Lanes& Quality Home Time! - $5,000 Sign On Bonus (Ashburn,VA)
    Greentree Logistics

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    NEW
    Mission Assurance 4

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $64,000

    Quality Engineer
    Abacus Technology

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    Quality Engineer 3 4
    Northrop Grumman

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,287

    Code Quality Engineer
    Kavaliro

    Chevy Chase, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    NEW
    Mission Assurance 4
    Northrop Grumman

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    Mission Assurance 4
    Northrop Grumman

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $64,000

    NEW
    Hardware Quality Engineer
    General Dynamics Mission Systems

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $64,000

    NEW
    Quality Engineer, Level IV
    Engility

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $64,000

    NEW
    Systems Quality
    Northrop Grumman

    Merrifield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $64,000

    Quality Engineer
    HNTB

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    Mission Assurance 4
    Northrop Grumman

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    NEW
    Quality Engineer 3 4
    Northrop Grumman

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    NEW
    Business Analyst Agile
    NTT Data

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $64,000

    Systems Quality
    Northrop Grumman

    Merrifield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $64,000

    NEW
    Quality Engineer
    Engility

    Fort Belvoir, VA

Quality Engineer Jobs

average

$64,000

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

What does a Quality Engineer do

A Quality Engineer provides statistical information for quality improvement. They monitor and audit the quality of all manufactured goods in a variety of industries, including the automobile, textile, and electronics industries.

how to become a Quality Engineer

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

Education

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.

Advancement

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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Real Quality Engineer Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Staff Mobile Quality Engineer, Samsclub.Com Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. San Bruno, CA Nov 07, 2016 $196,000
Quality Engineer V Nvidia Corporation Santa Clara, CA Oct 21, 2016 $182,780
Quality Engineer Bigcommerce, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 26, 2016 $170,000
Staff Quality Engineer Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jan 12, 2016 $169,290
Staff Engineer-Quality Engineering Nicira, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Feb 11, 2015 $167,000
Staff Engineer-Quality Engineer Nicira, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Dec 19, 2016 $167,000
Quality Engineer, Senior Ticketfly LLC San Francisco, CA Nov 30, 2015 $162,000
Quality Engineer, Senior Ticketfly, LLC San Francisco, CA Oct 08, 2016 $160,000 -
$185,000
Staff Quality Engineer Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. San Bruno, CA Jun 09, 2016 $160,000
Java Quality Engineer Populus Group LLC San Francisco, CA Jan 10, 2016 $159,530

Top Skills for a Quality Engineer

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SupplierQualityCorrectiveActionQualityProceduresProductQualityISOCapabilityStudiesQualitySystemPpapControlPlansFmeaSPCSigmaRApqpProcessControlCustomerComplaintsPfmeaManagementSystemInternalAuditsMRB

Top Quality Engineer Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for quality engineer jobs include:
  1. Supplier Quality
  2. Corrective Action
  3. Quality Procedures
The following examples show how job seekers include the top skills on their resumes:
  • Delivered 20% reduction in quality non-conformance on supplier quality-related issues at Wind Tower sites within three months.
  • Presented Root cause analysis and corrective actions to customers via in-house presentation, customer facilities, and/or formal written documents.
  • Maintained ISO 9000 documentation for quality procedures during CATV inspection and electrical/mechanical performance evaluations.
  • Analyze product trending data in order to identify negative trends and initiate investigations to improve product quality.
  • Received commendation for root cause analysis which resulted in identification, isolation and resolution of problem which had prevented system shipments.

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Top Quality Engineer Employers

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Top 10 Quality Engineer Employers

Quality Engineer positions seems to be very popular at The Boeing Company where they currently get hired the most.

The data shows that these companies have high demand for Quality Engineer candidates:
  1. Medtronic
  2. Lockheed Martin
  3. Hospira
  4. John Deere

In total, 10 firms have active employees for Quality Engineer positions.

The Boeing Company, Medtronic, Lockheed Martin, Hospira, John Deere, Aerotek, GE Healthcare, General Electric, Johnson Controls, Flextronics

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