Quality Engineer

Ferndale, WA
Full Time
Mid Level
Role Overview:
The Quality Engineer works with the Product Operations Manager to evaluate products and ensure predetermined quality standards are met; develops and updates testing-related documentation, including test cases, plans, and flaw-reporting procedures.

Alignment with Corporate Values:
All Cutsforth employees are expected to perform their work in a manner that exhibits understanding and adherence to the Company Mission and Core Attributes of Cutsforth Employees. Employees in management roles must exhibit continual improvement along Cutsforth’s Leadership Traits. Further, each employee must read and adhere to corporate policies and safety protocols.
Cybersecurity Role Expectations:
  • Candidate will be responsible for reviewing policies and procedures related to cybersecurity and those relevant to the functions of their role.
  • Candidate is expected to maintain a cybersecure work environment.

Role Qualifications:
  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is based out of Ferndale, WA and is in-person.
  • Successfully pass background check for cybersecurity access requirements.
  • Successfully pass post-offer pre-employment functional employment testing (Fit-for-Duty Testing).

Essential Functions:
  1. Inspect Work In-Process Product for Conformity:
    • Prepare and complete receiving inspection reports on incoming product to ensure vendor compliance.
    • Perform regular work in-process inspection of components made by production staff.
    • Conduct final function testing of both mechanical and electrical products.
    • Identify production issues and make recommendations for improvement.
    • Document any non-conformances found during work in-process inspections.
  2. Develop and Update Quality Documents:
    • Maintain records of inspection.
    • Write and edit quality procedures for specific processes in collaboration with appropriate partners
    • Work with Engineering staff to write and edit assembly work instruction documentation to ensure product and process quality.
    • Execute tests and tabulate results to aid in disposition of non-conforming product.
    • Adhere to Cutsforth's Quality Policy (see document A-500-GA-001)
    • Analyze product design to ensure stability and quality.
    • Document and compile observation data for future analyses.
    • Manage and maintain test case procedures and implement automated testing processes when possible.
    • Analyze products to find design flaws and estimate product lifespan.
    • Make recommendations to improve product durability.
  3. Lead ISO 9001 Site Audits:
    • Execute ISO 9001 training and ensure conformance.
    • Meet with staff to review and prepare for upcoming audits.
    • Organize improvement efforts based on internal audit discoveries.
  4. Design Gauges and Tooling to Increase Quality:
    • Identify quality risks associated with production/assembly processes.
    • Design 'go/no-go' gauges to eliminate errors.
    • Work with other Engineering staff to design and improve error-proof fixturing.

Other Functions:
  • Occasional travel to off-site manufacturing facilities to participate in audits.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:
  • 2-3 years of quality system or similar experience or Engineering Bachelor's degree

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001
  • CQE Certification
  • Ability to understand CAD models, drawings, and tolerances.
  • Basic understanding of electronics wiring, including the ability to perform basic troubleshooting with a multimeter.
  • Understand how quality fits into 'on-time-delivery' within a manufacturing facility.
  • Driven to meet or exceed critical delivery timeline.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office and video conferencing.
  • Comfortable communicating technical information in a group setting.
  • Ability to use basic hand tools and power tools.

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds around the production environment (e.g. up and down staircases and similar obstacles).
  • Must be able to push and pull with maximum 40 pounds of static force.
  • Must be able to use hands to type, handle products, parts, objects, as well as tools. Also required to navigate computer keyboard and machine tools.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Work Location:
  • Ferndale, WA
  • In-person, must report to the office (Please note this is NOT a remote position)

  • $78,339 to $94,728 annually

  • Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with Employer match
  • Short-term & Long-term Disability Coverage
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage
  • Life Insurance Coverage
  • 80 hours of Paid-Time-Off annually
  • Eight paid holidays per year

Alignment with Corporate Values

All Cutsforth employees are expected to perform their work in a manner that exhibits understanding and adherence to the Company Mission and Core Attributes of Cutsforth Employees. Employees in management roles must exhibit continual improvement along Cutsforth’s Leadership Traits. Further, each employee must read and adhere to corporate policies and safety protocols.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Cutsforth will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Cutsforth will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: Employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. Cutsforth agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for employment, notices to be provided by the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.

For Cutsforth's full Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, click here: EEO Notice to Employees & Applicants


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