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  • $65,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Quality Specialist Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Manage document changes, creations and deletions
* Support business/function leaders in the creation, development, implementation and training related to document change.
* Support teams throughout document control process to completion as needed.
* Update current quality processes as required
* Support Quality Management System:
* Production approvals: Review and approve batch records, quality control data, Device History Files, for releasing manufactured product for sale.
* Audits: Partner with Quality leader to conduct internal audits based on ISO 1345 and FDA CFRA20
* Support external and customer audits
* Material Management: Incoming material approvals reviewing certificate of performance, quarantine material, reject
* Corrective Action Preventative Action: Support CAPA process for correct root cause and effective corrective actions and final approval
* Reporting: Key Performance Indicators, Trending Data, Reporting, Metrics based
* Partner with Quality leader to ensure

What Does A Quality Specialist Do At World Wide Technology

* Facilitate the Corrective Action/Preventative Action (CAPA) process with cross-functional teams to drive to root cause and corrective actions.
* Assist teams with data measurement, analysis, KPI tracking, and actions.
* Collect, trend and analyze internal performance metrics.
* Promote and influence quality concepts, tools, and processes
* Assist in development of procedures, work instructions and other documents.
* Collaborate with teams to solve customer/supplier/product issues.
* Work independently with cross-functional teams to lead improvement initiatives.
* Review current projects and processes to identify and lead improvement opportunities.
* Assist in internal audits, as assigned.
* Assist with the development of quality systems within new processes, products, and/or services.
* Assist with the maintenance of the ISO 9001 and TL 9000 Certificates.
* Actively engage with the Continuous Improvement Program (CIP).
* Support Safety initiatives and projects, as needed
* Develop and maintain collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with key business partners.
* Assist with the writing, validation and control of documentation
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Quality Specialist Do At Kelly Services

* As assigned, works with cross-functional partners and QCO stakeholders to manage and complete internal and external analytics and reporting regarding both medical compliance (GCP, GVP) and healthcare compliance
* As assigned, supports QCO colleagues and QCO systems/database management, such as query and issue tracking.
* Supports QCO staff in tracking all gRED related significant deviations and corrective action plans as managed in the Roche CAPA system
* Supports routine and ad hoc GCP, GVP, and healthcare compliance monitoring of gRED functional compliance processes to help ensure adherence to GCP, GVP, and healthcare compliance policies and SOPs
* Supports the collection and review of internal and external audit and inspection data:
* Maintains database of all gRED external and internal audit and inspection findings
* Responsible for ensuring that all final corrective and preventative action (CAPA) items are received
* Documents and conducts routine ad-hoc follow-up to ensure corrective actions or other remedies have been sufficiently completed in a timely manner
* Assists in the identification and analysis of potential trends and/or signals across the QMS for gRED ECD
* Generate GCP, GVP, and healthcare compliance related metrics and data to drive continuous improvement efforts
* Supports and assists the Clinical Science function with QC checking of Trial Master File documents, including protocols, protocol amendments, investigator brochures, informed consent forms, and medical monitoring plans
* Supports definition and maintenance of the taxonomy (information architecture) of Early Clinical Development documents and QCO procedural documents
* Supports the implementation of technology solutions for knowledge management, including document management and search ensuring they adhere to the taxonomy
* Provides regular system administration and maintenance of knowledge management system for controlled documents
* Participates in cross-functional teams charged with reviewing, creating, updating and maintaining compliance, and related policies and procedures

What Does A Quality Specialist Do At Raytheon

* Review vendor's inspection data, historical inspection results, technical documentation package, assessment of internal and external documentation which includes inspection criteria and purchase order requirements
* Reviews and provides preliminary disposition of nonconforming materials
* Partner with Program Quality, Procurement, Logistics, and Engineering to provide a timely resolution and processing of incoming receipts including material non-conformances
* Participates on teams and initiatives focused on the root cause analysis and systemic elimination of Supplier non-conformances by addressing root cause and corrective action
* Provides support in RIT metric reporting and data management
* Participates in updating and maintenance of documented procedures
* Participate in generating and management of Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR)
* Participate on teams and initiatives focused on identifying and eliminating internal processes'limitations and inefficiencies

What Does A Quality Specialist Do At Taylor Corporation

* Review customer supplied engineering drawings and/or internal proofs to production material/capabilities and document/request customer approved deviations as needed.
* Coordinate all customer required PPAP / FAIR requirements.
* Act as primary liaison for supplier training and conformance.
* Review all PPAP’s/FAIR’s prior to submission to customer.
* Serve as primary customer and supplier point of contact for submission, approval/rejection, and formal record retention, ensuring CCA is engaged and updated throughout the process.
* Ensure suppliers and internal plants are in compliance with all Customer quality requirements.
* Coordinate all aspects of issue resolution and corrective action activity (8D, A3, eCAR) with suppliers
* Support CCA’s by participating in customer discussions as needed.
* Serves as department SME for regulatory affairs – UL/CSA, RoHS, Conflict Minerals, etc.
* Communicate effectively with Customer Service Leadership team, informing them regularly of all eCAR/error activity via weekly Report outs
* Assist CS Manager in the review and processing of all eCAR’s assigned to Labels Customer Service team
* Conduct deep dives on repetitive issues and lead corrective action implementation/audit.
* Would provide direct quality support to Dayton In
* Mold Label plant (first article inspections, problem solving and quality reporting)
* Lead process standardization, documentation, employee training, and auditing of key initiatives as identified by Customer Service Management team.
* Works with Corporate QA to drive suppler continuous improvement initiatives (i.e. ISO, Lean or Six Sigma).
* Partner with Corporate QA and Strategic Sourcing in various aspects of supplier quality management including supplier audits, compliance assessment, performance management/metrics, and other areas as needed

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Quality Specialist Career Paths

Quality Specialist
Operations Manager Analyst Senior Accountant
Audit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Analyst Quality Assurance Analyst Business Analyst
Business Analyst/Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Manager Operations Manager Account Executive
Business Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Manager Plant Manager General Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Engineer Program Manager Regional Director
Division Director
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Supervisor Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager President Laboratory Assistant
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Quality Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Quality Engineer Manager, Quality Engineer Quality Manager
Quality Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Supplier Quality Engineer Senior Quality Engineer
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Operations Project Manager
Regional Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Analyst Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager
Regulatory Affairs Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Product Manager Product Development Manager
Senior Manager, Product Development
10 Yearsyrs
Quality Engineer Quality Assurance Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Supplier Quality Engineer Quality Supervisor Production Manager
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Supervisor Quality Manager Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Manager Production Manager Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Service Technician System Technician
Systems Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Quality Supervisor 3.7 years
Quality Technician 3.6 years
Quality Engineer 3.3 years
Auditor/Quality 3.1 years
Quality Lead 3.1 years
Quality Specialist 3.0 years
Quality Associate 2.6 years
Top Careers Before Quality Specialist
Cashier 4.3%
Supervisor 4.2%
Internship 3.7%
Specialist 3.6%
Manager 3.2%
Technician 3.2%
Top Careers After Quality Specialist
Consultant 3.9%
Supervisor 3.6%
Specialist 3.6%
Manager 3.2%

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Quality Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

54.7%

Male

43.0%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

62.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.0%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

8.5%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

61.5%

French

7.5%

German

4.0%

Chinese

3.4%

Arabic

3.4%

Mandarin

2.9%

Italian

2.9%

Russian

2.3%

Portuguese

2.3%

Czech

1.7%

Japanese

1.7%

Vietnamese

1.1%

Polish

1.1%

Gujarati

0.6%

Hindi

0.6%

Zulu

0.6%

Ukrainian

0.6%

Bosnian

0.6%

Malay

0.6%

Bengali

0.6%
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Quality Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

27.9%

Purdue University

5.1%

Arizona State University

4.8%

American InterContinental University

4.5%

Johnson County Community College

4.5%

Florence-Darlington Technical College

4.5%

Villanova University

4.2%

Ashford University

4.2%

Webster University

3.9%

Indiana Wesleyan University

3.9%

Michigan State University

3.7%

Temple University

3.4%

Pennsylvania State University

3.4%

Liberty University

3.4%

Kaplan University

3.4%

Weber State University

3.4%

Illinois State University

3.1%

Ball State University

3.1%

Francis Marion University

2.8%

Walden University

2.8%
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Majors

Business

32.2%

Nursing

7.1%

Biology

6.0%

Management

6.0%

Health Care Administration

5.3%

Chemistry

4.2%

Psychology

3.9%

Accounting

3.8%

Criminal Justice

3.4%

Communication

3.3%

Computer Science

3.2%

General Studies

2.9%

Electrical Engineering

2.7%

Project Management

2.6%

Industrial Technology

2.6%

Education

2.3%

Mechanical Engineering

2.3%

Marketing

2.2%

Environmental Science

2.0%

English

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.5%

Other

21.6%

Masters

19.9%

Associate

11.7%

Certificate

4.9%

Diploma

1.2%

Doctorate

1.0%

License

0.3%
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Real Quality Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senor Quality Specialist Successfactors, Inc. South San Francisco, CA May 02, 2016 $114,390
Quality Specialist I, Medical Information Biogen, Inc. Cambridge, MA Jun 30, 2016 $114,000 -
$117,000
Air Quality Specialist II Providence Engineering and Environmental Group LLC Irving, TX Apr 15, 2015 $110,000
Quality Specialist Successfactors, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Jun 15, 2016 $110,000
Quality Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Jul 10, 2015 $105,612 -
$115,380
Quality Specialist Ariba, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Feb 25, 2016 $105,000
Quality Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Jun 02, 2016 $104,210 -
$177,140
Quality Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Oct 24, 2016 $104,133 -
$157,500
Quality Specialist Ariba, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jun 15, 2015 $100,000
Data Quality Specialist American Family Mutual Insurance Madison, WI Aug 17, 2015 $98,072
Quality Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Sep 01, 2015 $97,264
Quality Specialist Illumina Santa Clara, CA Nov 30, 2016 $96,866 -
$120,000
Quality Specialist, Community Operations Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Sep 19, 2016 $89,620
Quality Specialist Successfactors, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Aug 24, 2016 $88,200
Quality Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Aug 24, 2016 $88,200
Quality Specialist Sybase, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Aug 24, 2016 $88,200
Quality Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Aug 30, 2016 $88,200
Quality Specialist Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Aug 19, 2016 $88,200
Quality Specialist Successfactors, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Aug 29, 2016 $88,000
Quality Specialist II FMC Technologies, Inc. Houston, TX Apr 10, 2016 $81,010 -
$123,992
Quality Specialist Sap America, Inc. Newtown, PA Aug 26, 2015 $81,000
Data Quality Specialist American Family Mutual Insurance Company Madison, WI Aug 04, 2016 $80,974 -
$110,400
Quality Specialist, Engineer Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. Longmont, CO May 01, 2015 $80,000
Clinical Quality Specialist Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo, NY Aug 18, 2015 $79,440
Quality Specialist 2 Illumina, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Sep 01, 2015 $79,061 -
$99,061
Quality Informatics Specialist II Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Oct 20, 2016 $78,083
Software Quality Specialist Izeal, Inc. Sterling, VA Feb 09, 2016 $78,000

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AVERAGE SALARY FOR A Quality Specialist

Average Yearly Salary
$65,000
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$47,000
Min 10%
$65,000
Median 50%
$65,000
Median 50%
$65,000
Median 50%
$65,000
Median 50%
$65,000
Median 50%
$65,000
Median 50%
$65,000
Median 50%
$91,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
Everett, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Quality Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Quality Specialist in the United States is $65,620 per year or $32 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $47,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $91,000.

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Top Skills for A Quality Specialist

  1. Procedures
  2. Customer Service
  3. Corrective Action
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  • Develop and maintain procedures for daily data verification and participate as necessary on special projects.
  • Ensured compliance and quality with various business strategies by providing feedback to customer service professionals based on individual performance.
  • Reported findings and quality performance metrics, analyze adverse quality trends, provided corrective recommendations and verified implementation of corrective actions.
  • Performed statistical analysis on data received from internal quality audits, and corrective/preventive actions.
  • Worked collaboratively with Medical Director and Clinic Supervisor in the development, implementation and periodic revision of quality improvement activities.

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