Quality Engineer in Kirkland, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Kirkland, WA
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
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  • Pay Rate
    $0.0 - $120000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone

Job Description


Quality Engineer-Totem Lake, WA

This manufacturing company located in Totem Lake, WA  (near Seattle) which is a privately held company founded in 1984 and provides end to end electronic manufacturing services including Design, Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA), complete Box Builds, final System Integration and Test is seeking a Quality Engineer for a full-time, direct opportunity

Additional  Information:

  • Must be able to understand a scientific and statistical approach and be able to back that up with lots of data.
  • Person should be a green belt at least, black belt preferred. Someone out of the automotive industry might fit.
  • Make sure there are no typo errors on candidates resume as hiring manager feels that is a sample of the persons quality background.


Responsible for quality engineering activities including the support of design control projects and quality engineering oversight of manufacturing activities.

Day to day activities include project management and establishing priorities in support of critical business activities.

Develops, applies, and maintains requirements and product performance records to ensure compliance with quality and company ISO standards.


  • Actively promote continuous improvement methods to enhance self, position, department, and corporate initiatives. 
  • Review supporting manufacturing documentation to ensure it contains necessary criteria and provisions to permit effective inspection and testing materials.
  • Collects and analyzes data and recommends corrective actions for procedural, product, process, or design deficiencies.
  • Analyzes reports and returned products and recommends corrective action.
  • Works with customer personnel on all issues related to product quality.
  • Works with the manufacturing engineering staff and manufacturing personnel to ensure effective inspection and testing procedures and processes are implemented and maintained.
  • Specifies equipment necessary to verify and validate product compliance with customer specified requirements.
  • Interprets and explain inspection procedures, specifications and use of testing equipment, and PCB repair techniques to production employees.
  • Explain schematic drawings, procedure changes and work orders for production employees.

Confers with technical personnel and department supervisors to report assembly issues, and reports unresolved issues.

  • Requisition, obtain, and distribute supplies, materials, and equipment to support the inspection function.
  • Read, prepare, collect, and maintain reports such as individual and department productions reports.
  • Substitutes for absent workers and assists workers to alleviate work overload situations.
  • Provide guidance and coaching for production employees to ensure advancement of quality initiatives. 
  • Coordinate and/or provide corrective action responses to customers, as required.
  • Engage in activities to identify, define and resolve quality problems.
  • Ensure a sense of urgency is instilled at all times in efforts to support quality initiatives.
  • Other duties assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four year college or university or to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

7+ years experience in Quality engineering in the electronic manufacturing industry in a design/manufacturing environment.


  • Working knowledge of IPC 600 and IPC 610 specifications for SMT and thru-hole technologies and ISO specifications.
  • Applied knowledge of MS Office Suite (Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project etc) is required.  
  • Able to demonstrate proven experience as a strong team player with multiple organizations.
  • Excellent Documentation and Project Management skills.
  • Strong Communication skills-both written and verbal.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to an ever changing environment.
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance from direct supervisor.
  • Must be able to interface with individuals with diverse responsibilities and backgrounds.


The functions of this position are not necessarily physically demanding. 

  • The functions are usually performed sitting but may require some amount of time standing. 
  • Some amount of stooping, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. 
  • Must be able to remain seated without a break for periods of up to two hours. 
  • Able to see, hear and speak adequately to perform the functions of this position. 
  • Occasionally exposed to: moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic 

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer