NIAR Quality Engineer (992987)

at Wichita State University* in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Posting Number: 21-00076-UP/FA Post
Position Title: NIAR Quality Engineer
Position Number: 992987
Full Time

Summary of Responsibilities
Individual will perform various quality duties for new manufacturing line. They will be responsible for writing procedures, developing quality metrics and inspection criteria, performing inspections, establishing corrective actions, carrying out internal audits as well as managing third party audits.

Minimum Education
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related field by date of hire

Minimum Experience

  • Five (5) years of experience as a quality engineer in a manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience with third party quality management accreditation process.
  • Previous auditing involvement

US Export Compliance Requirement
This position requires access to EAR or ITAR controlled technologies. Applicants are required to be eligible for employment under U.S. export control laws and must meet the requirement of being a ”U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. 120.15. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee and those given asylum in the United States, and temporary residents granted amnesty OR eligible to obtain U.S. government authorization for this position by the time of hire. Information will need to be collected in this regard, but will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. export control laws. The University does not discriminate in its hiring practices and shall ensure compliance with all federal and state laws in the collection and reviews of such information collected. Due to budget constraints, the University will not sponsor applicants for employment authorization for this position.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Demonstrates excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving ability
  • Works well in a diverse team environment, and working on individual projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to create technical procedures and understand technical documentation
  • Familiar with statistical process control

Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations
Must have in depth knowledge of ISO 9001:2015, AS9100, Nadcap and other industrial standards.

Additional Information
All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience.

Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.

Location: Wichita, KS – WSU Main Campus
Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate: $32.70-$37.00/hour; commensurate with experience
Eligible for Shift Differential: Yes
Benefits Eligible: Yes

Preferred Education
Master’s degree in Engineering or higher in a related field.

Preferred Experience

  • Ten (10) years of experience working in industry.
  • Knowledge of managing laboratory research and testing, and developing research test protocols and procedures.
  • Experience corresponding with government and industry clients concerning conformity inspections and certifications issues.
  • Experience documenting and analyzing project test results and generating final reports for clients.
  • Experience communicating with university purchasing office and budget officers to successfully purchase and provide maintenance services for research laboratory equipment and tools.

Regular Hours of Work: Typically 8-5, Monday-Friday

Environmental Factors
The laboratory setting involves the use of large automated equipment along with various measurement and testing devices that use high-pressure fluids and industrial electrical connections. Strict adherence to safety and lab procedures are required. Failure to follow safety and lab procedures could result in serious injury including loss of life

Responsibility / Duty

  • Develops policies, procedures and methods to evaluate and improve the quality of products, materials, components and/or operations.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 40

  • Captures and analyzes statistical data from processes to either confirm compliance with established standards or identify deviations from standards

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 20

  • Uses problem solving tools such as 5 WHY or others to determine root cause analysis and establish/implement successful corrective actions for nonconforming work.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 10

  • Captures and analyzes statistical data from processes to either confirm compliance with established standards or identify deviations from standards

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 20

  • Ensure compliance and readiness for third party audits.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 10

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Wichita State University*


1845 N Fairmount Ave
Wichita, Kansas 67260
United States

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Posted On: Feb 16, 2021

Updated On: Feb 28, 2021