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Career Change Question - Why did you choose Quality Engineer as starting job?

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Cognizant

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HI folks ,

My back ground is in mechanical engineering and i have 2 yrs exp in Quality Engineering.

I want to pursue Quality Engineering further

What cud be the best answer why did you choose Quality Engineer as starting job??

Any good answers ..i'd apppreciate it..
 
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Cognizant said:
HI folks ,

My back ground is in mechanical engineering and i have 2 yrs exp in Quality Engineering.

I want to pursue Quality Engineering further

What cud be the best answer why did you choose Quality Engineer as starting job??

Any good answers ..i'd apppreciate it..
Welcome to The Cove, Cognizant! :bigwave:

I don't know anyone who started in Quality Engineering; my colleagues all started elsewhere. I started as a sheetmetal mechanic and moved to quality inspection while in the Navy in 1988 or so.

Do you feel there are areas of quality engineering you'd like to study further? There may be schooling available for this in your area university.

But truly, I am actually finding that quality engineering is being absorbed into other fields; people of all stripes are becoming parts of the quality process, and rightly so.

A mechanical engineer might move into manufacturing engineering to become closer to quality assurance.

I'll probably sound like a hypocrite for saying this, but you might consider finding some training in Six Sigma. I'm seeing an increased demand for practitioners.

I hope this helps!
 
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JWenmeekers

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Cognizant said:
...why did you choose Quality Engineer as starting job??

..
I like the challenge...
and because the work of the QA manager varies according to the context.

Within a technical context, it is likely to include the following activities (my experience, not limited and not in that order, except the last one):

· promoting quality achievement and performance improvement across the organisation;
· maintaining a constant awareness of the business context and company profitability, including budgetary control issues;
· assessing both suppliers' and own company's product specifications and customer requirements;
· working closely with purchasing staff in establishing quality requirements from external suppliers;
· ensuring compliance with national and international standards and legislation;
· considering the application of environmental and health/safety standards;
· maintaining a constant awareness of the business context and company profitability;
· agreeing in-house standards;
· defining procedures in conjunction with operating staff;
· setting up and maintaining controls and documentation;
· pinpointing relevant quality-related training needs;
· collating and analysing performance data and charts against defined parameters;
· liaising with other managers and staff, particularly in areas such as design, production and purchasing;
· ensuring tests and procedures are properly understood, carried out and evaluated and that product modifications are investigated if necessary;
· supervising technical staff in carrying out tests and checks, often in a laboratory environment;
· writing technical and management system reports;
· bringing together staff of different disciplines and driving the group to plan, formulate and agree comprehensive quality procedures;
· working methodically to establish a clearly defined system that all staff can apply;
· persuading sometimes experienced and reluctant staff to change their way of working to incorporate quality methods;
· acting as the key contact with customers' auditors and taking responsibility for ensuring the execution of corrective actions and ongoing compliance with customers' specifications.
· No way to hide when something goes wrong

In kindness
 
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