Quality Assurance Engineer

Posted 11 months ago

The Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for monitoring, analyzing and reporting data regarding conformance to Washington Penn Plastic’s overall quality management system.

Responsibility for Safety, Health & Environmental

  • Individual is expected to perform job duties safely and in compliance with work instructions outlined in the Safety, Health & Environmental system.
  • Actively participate in the facility scorecards.

Responsibility for Quality

  • Individual is expected to perform job duties in compliance with the defined quality management system.


  • Performs Certificate of Analysis review of all incoming raw materials, and finished products.
  • Interacts with internal and external customers.
  • Performs process audits on areas of the facility.
  • Conduct process capability studies for lab equipment and oversee process capability studies for production equipment.
  • Oversee trials involving changes in processes, instrumentations, and measurements.
  • Assists in product development of the product control plans through pre-trial meetings.
  • On a daily basis gathers, interprets, and applies statistical methods to various production/quality related processes. Communicates the results through reports, files, and presentations during the daily OEE meetings.
  • Compile and analyze data consisting of; product defect trends, final functionality results for finished product, and lab testing equipment measurement results.
  • Conduct equipment verification studies.
  • Participate in Plan, Do, Check, Act planning and execution process for the facility.
  • Assume a leading role in process improvement for operations incidents that involve internally rejected materials. This involves participating in a cross functional team that determines the root cause and implements permanent corrective actions.
  • Tracks and monitors non-conforming materials consisting mainly of scrap, internal rejections, and returns. Makes recommendations for material disposition to the production team based upon statistical analysis.
  • Participates in the overall quality strategy planning for the plant that is aligned with the WPP quality goals.
  • Leads the new hire quality training program for the facility.
  • Participates in customer, internal, and third party audits of the quality management system.
  • Leads and manages the Colorists and Assistant Supervisors. Provides guidance and mentoring in order to build and sustain a strong team.
  • Leads key improvement projects.
  • Leads and implements best practices across multiple facilities.
  • Performs other duties and assignments as directed by supervisor.
  • Travel required on occasion.


  • A Bachelor of Science degree is required.
  • Training in the operation and theory of testing equipment and laboratory techniques is preferred.
  • Skilled in the use of computer software, including word-processing, spreadsheets, graphics,  k and statistical analysis programs.
  • Basic understanding of ASTM, and ISO standards.
  • Ability to use statistical analysis tools.
  • Understanding of typical mechanical properties, for example, tensile, flex, hardness, impact, and shrinkage is preferred.
  • Supervisory experience with direct reports.

Working Conditions:

  • Laboratory Environment
  • Manufacturing Environment

 Interested candidates can send resumes and/or questions to: lisa.cash@audia.com

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