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Quality Engineer
Spring Grove, IL



Unique opportunity to join a 100% employee owned company!


Position Summary:

Quality Engineer will provide leadership on market specific quality systems requirements, ensure our business processes and systems meet the market/industry expectations for compliance, responsiveness, and integrity.  This role will serve a quality resource supporting sales, process engineering, and manufacturing as it relates to interpreting customer/industry specifications, ensuring individual order compliance, aligning functional procedures for compliance, and coordinating internal resources for implementing process improvements to ensure segment quality expectations. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate segment specific QMS activities with customers and governing bodies regarding our quality system. Coordinate change management of quality system activities, assuring the system meet requirements.
  • Must read and interpret complex specifications and contracts from multiple industries including but not limited to: Military, Nuclear, Aerospace, Oil and Gas, and others. This role will serve as one of the key authority resources as to the interpretation of specifications and be willing to provide written and verbal guidance to regulators, customers, and industry groups.

  • Support SF auditing program by performing duties of lead auditor for both internal and supplier audits. Additionally this resource will host/witness 2nd and 3rd party external audits and customer witnesses and their review of company Quality System processes.

  • Represent company as we effectively communicate with customers’ sales, quality and technical resources regarding specification/contract requirements, manufacturing and process capabilities, and questions / complaints related to quality systems, product, processes or documentation. Support sales and process engineering in the creation, communication, and resolution of segment specific quality issues including NCRS and deviations.

  • Work with a cross functional team to identify root cause and develop and implement positive corrective action(s) to correct identified problem(s). Use, train, facilitate and coach teams in the proper use of Structured Problem Solving tools. Drive CAR’s to completion.

  • Communicate and provide training to personnel regarding execution of procedures and interpretation of specifications/drawings as they apply to the technical manufacturing, test and inspection requirements invoked by customers.

  • Facilitates between different process owners in multiple locations to maximizes standardization and clarity of practice. By thorough understanding of the business and manufacturing processes, the quality engineer will reduces redundancy in processes and procedures.

  • Provide plant floor level quality culture leadership enabling the teams to fully understand their quality impact on our customers, our employee owned business, and their individual work groups.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • BS in engineering or metallurgy or equivalent
  • Experience in Structured Problem Solving (8D, A3 or other)
  • Good written and oral communication skills; Experience in writing procedures
  • Experience in reading & interpreting specifications and technical documents
  • Team leadership skills; ability to effectively train others


  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a quality resource in a high specification environment (Military, Nuclear, Aerospace, FDA, ETC)
  • Experience in heavy manufacturing environment 
  • Good understanding of lean/sigma tools
  • Previous experience in the metals industry and/or metallurgy knowledge.
  • Project Management Skills
  • Qualified Lead auditor in systems such as ISO 9001 or, AS9100.


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