MSA Safety

Quality Engineer

4 months ago
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Operational Excellence
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We’re looking for a hands-on Quality Engineer with project management and problem solving skills to work in our collaborative team environment. While reporting to the Murrysville Quality Engineering Manager, you’ll provide manufacturing quality engineering support to our ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility in Murrysville. If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, then we want to hear from you! Additional responsibilities include:


  • Ensure products meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Inspect and validate processes to ensure alignment with established policies and procedures
  • Support NPD efforts, such as defining specific customer and agency quality requirements, developing verification test plans & test equipment, inspection plans, etc.
  • Support engineering changes through validation, as well as implement & maintain inspection plans for new and existing products
  • Assist in the identification of critical steps in processes to aid in the training of associates
  • Participate in the development, implementation and maintenance of process controls, test equipment and improvement plans
  • Investigate and define corrective and preventative actions pertaining to defective components, materials and products, through Internal Quality Notifications (IQN)
  • Participate in supplier development, and address Supplier Quality Notifications (SQN)
  • Address Customer Quality Notifications (CQN) with root cause analysis & preventive actions
  • Participate as a member of the internal ISO-9001 Quality team, supporting & conducting internal & external audits & quality reviews
    Lead Six Sigma improvement & cost reduction efforts (FPY, scrap reduction, etc.)
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining 6S initiatives as they apply to this functional area
  • Partner with the incoming inspection to create quality plans for purchased materials



Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Strong verbal, written, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in an ISO:9001 manufacturing environment
  • Thorough understanding of the principles of the ASQ CQE Body of Knowledge
  • Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate in a positive and proactive way
  • Proven ability to effective lead projects, manage multiple tasks, solve technical problems, work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project
  • Experience in DFT manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques
  • Proficiency in the use of statistical methods and Minitab statistical software
  • Ability to perform in a team oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated success in driving execution - act independently, take initiative, and follow assignment through to completion


  • Solid understanding of electronics and related software
  • Experience in SAP
  • Experience with agency controlled devices

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or related Engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited institution, or in the Natural Sciences or related technical discipline.
  • This position is available at four different career levels depending on experience, education, etc.
    • Level one: Staff I no relevant experience necessary
    • Level two: Staff II 2 years relevant experience
    • Level three: Staff III 3 years relevant experience
    • Level four: Sr. Staff 5 years relevant experience
  • MS degree may be substituted for up to 2 years of relevant experience. PhD may be substituted for up to 4 years of equivalent experience.


  • Green Belt or Black Belt Certification




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