Quality Assurance Engineer

Posted 5 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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