Quality Engineer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Direct Hire

Post Date: 02/17/2017 Job ID: 14207 Industry: QUALITY ENGINEER

We have an opening in the Pittsburgh, PA area for a Quality Engineer. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of engineering experience.

Essential Functions

  • Manages supplier relationships and works to improve “overall” supplier performance
  • Conduct supplier surveys, on site audits, and follow up audits, to qualify and assess supplier’s quality and manufacturing capabilities
  • Maintain and Analyze Key Performance Indicators and Cost of Poor Quality data to identify recurring trends and drive improvement actions to reduce internal and external failure costs
  • Monitors and communicates supplier performance for delivery, quality and cost management
  • Assist in investigations to determine root cause(s) of product defects including field and internal failures.
  • Apply appropriate control plans to achieve problem containment, and then drive corrective and preventative actions to address the determined problem(s).
  • Audit as required to verify effectiveness of actions
  • Drive Supplier actions to verify part and process quality at the Supplier’s location to reduce the need for incoming inspection activities
  • Researches potential Suppliers and/or Service Providers to meet sourcing requirements
  • Develop and lead charters that define cost reductions, assess business impact, develop and implement sustainable solutions
  • Maintains Supplier Management processes (e.g. qualification, selection, evaluation, development, classification);
  • Devises sampling procedures and designs and develops systems for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
  • Develops and initiates standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred or equivalent years of experience Current ASQ, CQA or CQE certification is highly desirable.
  • RAB auditor accreditation preferred
  • Minimum 4 years Quality Engineering or Supplier Quality Engineering experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in an Engineer role preferably in an electronics or power systems environment
  • Experience with mechanical and electrical systems, specifically in engineering design, metal fabrication, and drafting  
  • Experience working with suppliers, preferably in a supplier development role that includes audits, and reviews
  • MRP or ERP software experience required.
  • Infor Cloud preferred
  • Advanced in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Displays team leadership capabilities, along with good presentation techniques.  
  • Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups
  • Complex problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel 15 – 20% 

Kathryn Duran

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