The Weir Group PLC

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Quality Assurance Engineer
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Business Need / Purpose of Role

The QA Engineer performs and oversees activities concerned with development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for processing materials into finished products. When manufacturing or customer concerns arise, the QA Engineer analyses the problem and recommends corrective action and solutions for continuous improvement.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:

  • Reviewing customer purchase orders, specifications, and engineering design documentation to determine customer requirements
  • Attending and participating in customer and third party audits; i.e. ASME, NUPIC, etc
  • Participating in Material Review Board
  • Developing and initiating methods and procedures for inspection, testing, and evaluation
  • Reviewing and accepting supplier quality procedures and certified material test reports to ASME/ANSI requirements
  • Analyzing reports and returned products and recommending corrective action
  • Assisting and evaluating external vendors and subcontractors in meeting our quality requirements
  • Initiating quality related requisitions
  • Interfacing with workers engaged in measuring and testing products
  • Attending meetings related to quality of products with sales, manufacturing, assembly, and shipping, and recommending solutions to non-conformance issues
  • Complies with all Company policies and procedures including environmental health and safety
  • Completes other company related projects as assigned.
  • Performs supplier evaluations and audit
  • Comply with all company policies, procedures, work instructions, including safety and environmental

Complete other job related duties as assigned

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • BS Engineering degree with 5 to 10 years technical experience
  • ASME Section III experience
  • Qualified NQA-1 Lead auditor desirable
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9000 standards


Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Mathematical: Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Computer Skills: Computer Proficiency


Physical Demands: Must be able to move about the factory and communicate with other employees


Core Competencies

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds

promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness


Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.