Quality Engineer
Tripp Lite
Chicago, IL

About $58,000 - $80,000 a year

EducationSkills
TECHNICAL SKILLS
Displays a thorough knowledge of advanced statistical methods such as sample size determination and calculating mean values of a population based on that sample
Uses appropriate statistical methods to analyze data sets of moderate complexity
Displays a thorough knowledge of the Corrective Action process
Displays a thorough knowledge of Root Cause Analysis process and the tools used to facilitate the activity
Displays a thorough knowledge of Quality Management systems such as ISO9001, AS9100, TL9000 and TS16949
Displays an in-depth knowledge of at least 2 of the 4 basic Tripp Lite product categories – Power Supplies/UPS systems; racks and cabinets; cables/connectivity; and coolers/air conditioners
Creates training presentations as needed to improve the knowledge level within the QA department
Assist in performance of audits by both internal and external auditors

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
Participates in cross-functional meetings to resolve quality-related issues
Recognized as a technical expert on quality system processes by his peers
Provides feedback to others when areas of improvement are identified
Listens to feedback provided by others and addresses concerns raised
Treats all people with respect and does not allow personal feelings to interfere with accomplishment of tasks and goals.

COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS
Create reports and presentations for interdepartmental use
Communicates effectively across all departments internally
Compose Failure Analysis Reports addressing internal failures
Reviews written reports from junior members of the team and provides feedback regarding improvements needed

ORGANIZATIONAL AND TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Effectively plans and schedules activities involving cross-functional groups to achieve goals by or ahead of required deadlines
Effectively coordinates the efforts of subordinate department members to achieve department goals
Identifies potential obstacles that may prevent completion of assigned activities and works to remove or mitigate the impact of those obstacles

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or technical field plus 2 years’ experience in a quality engineering role, or a total of 8 years’ experience in a quality engineer role
Actively pursuing ASQ certification as a Quality Engineer (CQE)