Quality Engineer Jobs

As the name suggests, a quality engineer is someone who ensures that a product meets the quality standards laid down by the organization as well as regulatory and certifying bodies.

Quality engineers work across different fields and their main job is to test a product and compare it against its specifications and quality standards to understand if it should be sent back to the design and implementation team, or whether it is good to go to the next process in production.

Due to the important nature of their job, quality engineers are found across different industries such as mechanical, electrical and even information technology industries. Though their exact role will vary from industry to industry, you will nevertheless have to test for the quality of products being developed by your organization.

To become a quality engineer, you need a Bachelor's degree in quality, mechanical, information technology or industrial engineering. A Master's degree is required for higher positions and better salary. Professional certificates are also offered by eminent bodies, and these certificates greatly increase your job prospects. Needless to say, experience adds value as well.

Besides your educational qualification, there are some important qualities you need to become a successful quality engineer, and they are:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Manual dexterity, depending on the nature of your industry
  • Familiarity with the tools and procedures used for testing within your industry