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Sr Quality Engineer in Tampa, FL at Circor

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

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Job Description

Sr Quality Engineer



BUSINESS:  CIRCOR Industrial Valves - Americas



FUNCTIONAL REPORTING: Director of Plant Management 


Position Summary

After a suitable induction period the purpose of this role is to carry out a wide range of Quality Engineering activities at Tampa with an initial focus on internal defects.  The Quality Engineer shall lead process capability improvement, working closely with Manufacturing, Materials, and Engineering teams to ensure internal processes are capable of providing products to satisfy customer requirements. The QE will provide focused support for daily production activities and provide guidance for technical data interpretation/analysis of engineering drawings, specifications, purchase orders, etc.  The QE will be responsible for assignment of component quality requirements by assessing gauging techniques and competency, writing quality plans, and coordinating technical requirements with appropriate groups.  They will ensure root cause analysis and corrective actions are implemented and quality data is trended and reported on a routine basis.

Principal Activities:

  • Drive manufacturing process capability improvements through variation reduction, error-proofing, and implementation of statistical process control
  • Collect and analyze data to identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement of product and process quality
  • Provide leadership on problem solving teams to drive root cause analyses and corrective/preventive action plans
  • Manage major program manufacturing process qualification
  • Assist supplier quality and provide support for supplier quality development
  • Perform product reliability studies
  • Validate and respond to corrective and preventive action requests (from both internal and external customers)
  • Provide quality witness on tear down of customer returned material
  • Participate on Material Review Board and Configuration Control Board
  • Develop process flow charts/diagrams and process failure mode effects analyses reports
  • Conduct and participate in internal quality system, process, and product audits
  • Create statistically valid control plans for manufacturing processes
  • Key quality representative on new product introduction teams responsible for contract review and driving design-for-quality on new product introduction teams
  • Use of lean and six sigma tools to drive variation reduction
  • Provide technical leadership to inspection team members
  • Support product/process certifications and approvals
  • Comply with all company policies/procedures
  • Comply with all military and contractual requirements
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by management

Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of manufacturing operations required with a background in a machine shop environment.
  • High ethical standards.  Models and supports organization’s goals and values; adapts to changing conditions; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Strong business/technical writing, presentation, planning, problem solving, organizational, project management and decision-making skills.
  • Six sigma tools and methodology; green belt or black belt experience is a plus
  • Lean manufacturing practices to improve product/process quality
  • Excellent problem solving skills aimed at identifying and correcting the root causes of problems
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of problem solving tools: 5-Whys, failure mode and effects analysis, 8-D, Pareto analysis, fault tree analysis, Bayesian inference and Ishikawa diagrams
  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement statistically valid control plans and audit plans
  • Working knowledge of inspection metrology and proper application of automated measuring equipment
  • Excellent working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Ability to create and/or review failure analysis reports and perform dimensional tolerance stack up analyses
  • Thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Project, and other applicable tools
  • Knowledge of appropriate computer based programs.
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of the use and application of statistical quality assurance methods.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Experience with PPAP, Control Plans, FMEA’s, and problem solving techniques.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Design, mechanical integrity, process control, project management, assembly, and machining experience preferred.

Education & Experience

  • BS Engineering with 7+ years of experience in a quality related field. Masters of Science in Engineering a plus


  • A minimum of 15+ years of progressive quality systems and process quality experience a manufacturing environment with a focus on Supplier Quality Development. Experience with lean manufacturing in a high mix low volume environment is a plus. 


  • U.S. Citizen