How to be a good Quality Assurance Engineer

M

Muhd Firdaus

#1
Hi to all,

Can anybody tell me the role of Quality Assurance Engineer/ Executive in any company? . How a QA Engineer/Executive can help to to do continual improvement in the process or product. What are the techniques and tools needed for this? Please guide me step by step on how the QA Engineer can support production for the continual improvement process in the production line. Please share your experience with me.

Secodly,is the any handbook or Guideline available for QA Engineer reference. Please share with me.Tq
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Elsmar Forum Sponsor

Mikishots

Trusted Information Resource
#2
Hi to all,

Can anybody tell me the role of Quality Assurance Engineer/ Executive in any company? . How a QA Engineer/Executive can help to to do continual improvement in the process or product. What are the techniques and tools needed for this? Please guide me step by step on how the QA Engineer can support production for the continual improvement process in the production line. Please share your experience with me.

Secodly,is the any handbook or Guideline available for QA Engineer reference. Please share with me.Tq
I think that some of the most important skills are the ability to identify and trend nonconformances, and to have really strong root cause analysis skills. So often we see containment activities being carried out, but not root cause; the same problems keep popping up over and over. A good QA Engineer needs the ability to say NO when the solution is not complete or acceptable.

Of course, this just scratches the surface...this is a big question.
 
S

Sean Kelley

#3
The best Quality Engineers will teach others the reasons why something is being done. We do SPC because.... and it will shows trends to keep you from making bad products. Ideally if one is good at teaching others they eventually (ideally) may not be needed. Very difficult to get to that level though and most companies are about higher production #'s with quality coming in as a lower priority.
 

Wes Bucey

Prophet of Profit
#4
Hi to all,

Can anybody tell me the role of Quality Assurance Engineer/ Executive in any company? . How a QA Engineer/Executive can help to to do continual improvement in the process or product. What are the techniques and tools needed for this? Please guide me step by step on how the QA Engineer can support production for the continual improvement process in the production line. Please share your experience with me.

Secodly,is the any handbook or Guideline available for QA Engineer reference. Please share with me.Tq
I don't know where you are located, but one way you can get an idea of what is involved in being a quality engineer (most modern folks do not use the word "assurance," but that doesn't mean it is wrong to do so) is to take a look at what the American Society for Quality (ASQ) considers the "Body of Knowledge" appropriate for a person to be competent in to label himself a "Quality Engineer."

Here is a link to a pdf file created by ASQ
http://prdweb.asq.org/certification/resource/docs/cqe-bok-2006.pdf
 

TWA - not the airline

Trusted Information Resource
#5
This is really a big question. I'd like to add the following core points: Quality people on all levels should be realistic and a counterpart to short-cuts, wishful thinking and decisions based on no evidence. They should know and show good practices and with a good eye for the risks that no one else sees make people aware of the potential consequences of their decisions and actions.
 

TPMB4

Quite Involved in Discussions
#6
Another quality required by a Q.E. is the ability to influence people. If that has not been said before you need to be able to carry people with you on any actions needed. You can analyse whatever you want but if you can not convince people to use that analysis or to see value in what you want them to do then you will not have complete success or any success.

I've read all sorts about change management, push-pull, burning platform, etc., but at the end of the day I think the Q.E. and his/her personal qualities / "soft skills" are a very important part of the role. Soft skills? I don't know what the exact definition of this is but my understanding is these are the skills that you develop within yourself such as communication, organizational skills, persuasion, etc. Basically the opposite of defines skills learnt such as use of SPC, statistical techniques, etc.

Not sure if many agree with this and I suppose these skills are important for all management roles too but I thought it worth stating.
 
K

KathySmith

#7
In our automotive supply chain, the two Quality Engineers at corp (corp = central office with multi factory locations) the QE's were hired by the corp purchasing. In both instances, there where was little focus on root cause analysis and more on reports and documentation and efficiently getting supporting over to accounting for large unauthorized credits. This all in support of Purchasing to negotiate pricing or recoup monies through a bastardized Quality system.
So depends on who you report to. A Dir. of Quality who is truly responsible for the Quality System or Dir of Purchasing.
If you report to the Dir. of Quality, most likely you assist to make sure new Quality initiatives are implemented, training, troubleshooting on large $ problems at facilities and coordinating effective Quality system communication between facilities.
If it?s all just one location/facility, look at QE definition. Lol, now time to go get coffee.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
A Career Path Options for Quality Assurance Engineer in Roads & Infrastructure Field Career and Occupation Discussions 2
M Certified Software Quality Assurance Engineer - Recommendation(s) for a good course? Professional Certifications and Degrees 2
D QA (Quality Assurance) Engineer Job Description Career and Occupation Discussions 4
K Quality Control/Assurance in the Metal Industry Quality Tools, Improvement and Analysis 10
Marc Quality Assurance Specialists Job Openings, Consulting and Employment Opportunities 0
Marc Job Opportunity – Quality Assurance Specialist - Suspense 7 April 2021 Job Openings, Consulting and Employment Opportunities 0
O Any info on release date of FDA “Computer Software Assurance for Manufacturing and Quality System Software” document? 21 CFR Part 820 - US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) 0
P Conformity assessment based on a quality management system or production quality assurance EU Medical Device Regulations 3
C Quality assurance in Pharmacovigilance Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 2
F Risk for Quality Assurance Department in a Hospital - Hospital Incident Reporting ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 7
J Quality Assurance in China - Developing a quality management system for a California company Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics 9
C Independence of DQA (Design Quality Assurance) 21 CFR Part 820 - US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) 1
Pancho Definition Quality Assurance Program - Definition Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations Listed Alphabetically 9
chris1price MDR Conformity Assessment for a Class 2a device - Production Quality Assurance EU Medical Device Regulations 2
L Definition Mini Builds - Quality Assurance Terms and Definitions Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations Listed Alphabetically 2
Marc Adventures in Design Quality Assurance - Two-week-old Pixel 2 XL displays World News 0
P Quality Assurance and Quality Control - Which clauses of ISO 9001 deal with each? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 3
A KPI for Quality Assurance Team in a Service Oriented Industry Service Industry Specific Topics 8
C I'm starting my Career in Quality Assurance Career and Occupation Discussions 8
E Employees in Quality Assurance Jobs Career and Occupation Discussions 2
Y Outsourced aerospace work quality assurance? Supplier Quality Assurance and other Supplier Issues 6
R Quality Assurance Assessment of the F-35 Lightning II Program AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 1
M Quality Assurance in an Architectural firm Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics 3
M QAM (Quality Assurance Matrix) for a sterilization process Quality Tools, Improvement and Analysis 1
S Quality Assurance Plan template for CNC Milling Industry AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 2
C Quality Assurance Manager ? Next Steps? Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 10
S Quality Assurance Manager involvement in Management Review AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 11
R Quality Assurance/Quality Control in Education Consultacy Service Industry Specific Topics 14
E Use of Certified Reference Materials for Quality Assurance General Measurement Device and Calibration Topics 6
Q Quality Objectives for Quality Control and Quality Assurance functions AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 3
R Using Exact Words from ISO 9001:2008 in Level 1 Document (Quality Assurance Manual) ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 23
S Implementing a Quality Assurance Program Service Industry Specific Topics 3
J Appliance Manufacturing - Quality Assurance Mentor Wanted Career and Occupation Discussions 13
A Incoming Material Quality Assurance Cell Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 4
M Bachelor Degrees in Quality Management or Quality Assurance Career and Occupation Discussions 3
M Designing a Quality Assurance and Control System Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 3
J Resistance to Change as a Master Thesis in Quality Assurance Professional Certifications and Degrees 7
P Definition Quality Control vs Quality Assurance - Differences or Semantics Definitions, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Interpretations Listed Alphabetically 26
A Quality Assurance Stamps and Supplies for Certifying Product Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics 2
E Full Quality Assurance Certificate EU Medical Device Regulations 5
P Why does a SQA (Software Quality Assurance) standard be implemented in our company Software Quality Assurance 4
M The System engineering procedures is it considerd as Quality Assurance Procedurcs ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 4
M QA (Quality Assurance) Monthly Report for Repaired Pallets Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 2
Z Quality Assurance Plan for Engineering Service Industry Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 1
P Level 5 CQI Diploma in Quality (Assurance and Management) Covegratulations 7
M New appointment as Quality Assurance Executive - Job Scope Career and Occupation Discussions 3
I Quality Assurance Business Plan & Strategy Quality Tools, Improvement and Analysis 3
E Responsibilities of a QA (Quality Assurance) Inspector Career and Occupation Discussions 5
P What is the last revision of Toyota SQAM (Supplier Quality Assurance Manual)? Customer and Company Specific Requirements 3
A Suggest Computer Aided Quality Assurance (CAQ) software for Medical Devices Quality Assurance and Compliance Software Tools and Solutions 3

Similar threads

Top Bottom