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Working As A Senior Quality 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

  • $88,711

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Quality Engineer Do

A Senior Quality Engineer ensures that a company’s goods meet the quality standards required. They may work in various industries, such as the automobile, textile, clothing, food, and electronics industries.

How To Become A Senior 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 Senior Quality Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Quality Engineer Twitter, Inc. New York, NY Jul 06, 2015 $180,000
Senior Quality Engineer Twitter, Inc. New York, NY Aug 07, 2016 $180,000
SR. Quality Engineer Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Nov 30, 2016 $164,382
Senior Quality Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 20, 2016 $162,950
Senior Quality Engineer Vmware, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Aug 21, 2016 $159,750
SR. Quality Engineer Shutterfly, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Apr 25, 2016 $157,477
Senior Quality Engineer Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Apr 06, 2016 $150,000
Senior Quality Engineer Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 16, 2016 $150,000
Senior Quality Engineer Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 16, 2016 $147,000
SR. Quality Engineer Lead Trilliant Networks, Inc. Redwood City, CA Mar 29, 2016 $145,725
Senior Quality Engineer SONY Network Entertainment International LLC San Diego, CA Dec 22, 2015 $145,000
Senior Quality Engineer Appdynamics, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 28, 2016 $145,000
Senior Quality Engineer Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Oct 24, 2016 $145,000
Senior Quality Engineer Toutapp Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 22, 2016 $145,000
Senior Quality Engineer Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Apr 13, 2015 $114,600 -
$138,300
Senior Quality Engineer Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Apr 27, 2015 $114,600 -
$138,300
Senior Quality Engineer MacYs.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 02, 2016 $114,400 -
$151,500
Senior Quality Engineer MacYs.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 06, 2015 $114,143 -
$120,000
Supervising SR. Quality Engineer Howmedica Osteonics Corporation D/B/A Stryker Orthopaedics Mahwah, NJ Nov 17, 2015 $114,095
SR Quality Engineer Servicenow, Inc. San Diego, CA Oct 19, 2016 $114,000
SR. Quality Engineer Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Mar 29, 2016 $114,000 -
$124,000
Senior Quality Engineer MacYs.Com, LLC San Francisco, CA Jan 11, 2016 $113,913 -
$151,500
Senior Quality Engineer The Mathworks, Inc. Natick, MA Aug 22, 2016 $97,870
Senior Quality Engineer Nuvasive, Inc. San Diego, CA Sep 26, 2015 $97,803
Senior Quality Engineer Bioventus LLC TN Apr 27, 2016 $97,386
SR. Design Quality Engineer Medtronic, Inc. Memphis, TN Nov 05, 2016 $97,386
SR. Quality Engineer Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jan 07, 2016 $96,866 -
$143,782
Assistant Director-Senior Quality Engineer Moody's Analytics San Francisco, CA May 09, 2016 $96,866 -
$120,098
Senior Design Quality Engineer Medtronic, Inc. Milpitas, CA Sep 22, 2015 $96,810
Senior Quality Engineer Spectrum Manufacturing, Inc. Wheeling, IL Sep 30, 2016 $96,300

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Top Skills for A Senior Quality Engineer

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Top Senior Quality Engineer Skills

  1. Supplier Quality
  2. Corrective Action
  3. Product Quality
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed supplier quality rating system adopted and applied division wide.
  • Facilitated customer audits, corrective actions and quality reviews.
  • Initiated, established and implemented the following functions to enhance product quality and reliability: ESE program/training seminar.
  • Develop and manage quality documentation and procedures.
  • Performed onsite ISO 9001 quality audits of external suppliers.

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