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Quality Engineer

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Job Introduction

 The responsibilities of the Quality Engineer include supporting lean activities, analyzing production issues, developing and implementing process solutions and improving operational efficiency.

Role Responsibility

The following reflects essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. It is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as the company may deem necessary in order to service our customers.

  • Develop processes and procedures to ensure compliance to Quality Management System (QMS) requirements.
  • Analyze production issues and modify incoming and production systems as needed
  • Develop internal Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and report results
  • Support and implement strategic initiatives around improve internal quality practices and performance
  •  Provide technical support for the development phase of new programs and prototype projects
  •  Evaluate and support the justification of implementation and integration of new metrology and other equipment’s
  •  Work with cross functional teams including Design Engineering, Manufacturing Eng., Supply Chain, and production to support of continuous improvement initiatives
  •  Ensure comprehensive measurement systems to monitor effective verification of key characteristics
  • Development of best practices and qualification methodologies
  • Root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for process related concerns
  • Support part and product transfers, new supplier on board, and supplier process change management
  • Oversee and perform informal audits of quality systems to assess compliance to internal standards
  • Issue Internal corrective actions and ensure they are implemented and effective
  • Provide continuous product support to Manufacturing on assigned projects.
  • Address supplier quality issues as required. Follow up and close out complaints generated against suppliers
  • Support Material Review Board (MRB) meetings to address action items

Quality, Environmental Health and Safety:

  • Read, understand and participate in development of, Quality; Environmental; Health & Safety policy
  • Take reasonable care for personal safety and the safety of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions
  • Co-operate with the company in achieving and maintaining Quality, Environmental Health and Safety standards where relevant and as directed
  • Report to appropriate manager or personnel any actual or potential risks, accidents or dangerous occurrences that are identified in the workplace.


The Ideal Candidate

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's of Science (Industrial Engineering preferred)
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in a hydraulics or similar manufacturing environment with an ISO or QS9000 quality program; ASQ CQE preferred.
  • Understanding of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, MSA, RCA
  • Strong knowledge of GD&T 
  • Familiar with Minitab, AutoCad, ProE (Creo)
  • Must be able to meet quality and productivity standards

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written in the English language
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Able to work successfully with a cross functional team
  • Strong technical background and hands-on approach to problem-solving

Travel up to 20%

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Package Description

Our employees enjoy a full complement of benefits including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health insurance, Dental, Vision, Company Paid and Voluntary Life Insurance, Disability coverage, pet insurance and 401(k) with a generous match. Paid Time Off (PTO), 11 Paid Holidays and more! We offer best manufacturing practices training, Six Sigma classes led by our own Black Belts, supervisory and management development courses and basic computer skills classes. Our employees are encouraged to further their educations with our Tuition Assistance Programs, 

Salary offered will depend on the candidate's job-related skills, experience, and knowledge

About the Company

HydraForce offers one of the most comprehensive lines of high-quality hydraulic cartridge valves for the mobile and industrial equipment markets. We design and manufacture high performance valves that meet virtually any need encountered in machine design. HydraForce cartridge valves are designed to fit a wide range of industry-common valve cavities. Our employees enjoy a fast-paced and challenging work environment that provides them with daily opportunities to Power Forward their careers. Through interaction with our global network of employees and customers, our employees provide products and solutions that have a global impact. For almost 35 years, HydraForce has been producing the most innovative electro-hydraulic control solutions for the mobile machinery and industrial equipment markets.

Throughout the world, you can find our products in a broad range of applications:

  • Agricultural and Turf Care Machinery
  • Construction and Road-Building Equipment
  • Material Handling and Personnel-Lift Equipment
  • Transmission, Engine and Powertrain Controls
  • Forestry and Resource Management Equipment
  • Refuse and Waste Handling Equipment
  • Injection Molding and Press Machinery
  • Other Specialized Mobile and Industrial Applications


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