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Quality Control Engineer
|Overview:||Quality control engineers plan and direct manufacturing production activities for an organization's products to achieve maximum quality. Their goal is to cover all aspects of production from start to finish. They design and implement training programs on product test procedures.|
|Duties:||They determine specifications for a firm's products based upon the analysis of customer requirements and the quality of the products produced by competitors.
They design product test procedures for each stage of the manufacturing and processing of products. Decide what the tolerances or limits are for each measure.
Train employees at each stage of production to detect defective parts or materials and what corrective steps should be taken to eliminate the source of defects.
They survey customers to measure their satisfaction with the quality of the products they purchase from the organization and to determine if product changes are needed.
|Degree(s):||A.S. Engineering Science
|Job Outlook:||Employment of quality control engineers is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018. Quality control engineers traditionally have been concentrated in slower growing or declining manufacturing industries, in which they will continue to be needed to design, build, test, and improve manufactured products. Engineering, research and development, and consulting services industries should generate most of the employment growth.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$46,000 to $52,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||Employers prefer to hire those with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and a strong background in Total Quality Management, robotics and production process engineering. Courses in operations research, experimental design and statistics are also very important.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.