Job Title: Quality Engineer
Date Posted: 03-18-2008
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston North
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Symmetricom
Contact Information: Symmetricom   Symmetricom (
Job Description:

Coordinate and provide support to the Quality department in the area of Supplier and Product
Perform complex tasks to develop, apply and maintain quality requirements of products during
design through manufacturing. Assist as directed in meeting department goals and objectives as
established by Quality Department Management.
Implement and facilitate Continuous Improvement activities. This includes quality,
productivity and effectiveness improvement in quality and manufacturing, as well as
non-manufacturing areas utilizing Six Sigma tools and practices
Performs reject analysis and reject verification to provide feedback to Manufacturing and
Manufacturing Engineering for the purpose of process improvement, and to Engineering for the
purpose of design improvement.
Provides special testing, process capability studies, repeatability studies and equipment
correlations as required.
Assist in the conducting of supplier quality system audits. Working closely with the Global
Supply Chain SQE function.
Coordinate the design, purchase and/or construction of equipment needed for determining the
acceptability of purchase materials, parts, sub-assemblies, assemblies and products. 
Provide routine reporting to company management on observed trends in procured material
quality and product quality, making recommendations for improvement and corrective action.
Perform such individual assignments as assigned; establish and maintain effective work
relationships within the department, the group, the Corporation and the community; and
maintain the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory
performance of all assigned responsibilities.
Essential Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in Electronics, Applied Science or Business, or equivalent experience.
3-5 years experience in supplier quality and the quality disciplines, and in the establishment
and implementation of quality systems. Specialized training in electronics component
manufacture and mechanical part fabrication, in quality inspection techniques, Total Quality
Management and Continuous Improvement/Employee Involvement.
Working knowledge of various industrial processes, such as, bare board fabrication, contract
manufacturing (pcb), plating, die-casting, welding, soldering, etc.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations.
Ability to read and understand schematics, drawings, blueprints, etc.
High skill level in assembly and test of the electronic devices.
Ability to effectively relate with others and cooperate as a team member.
Desired Qualifications:

Ability to perform essential functions and responsibilities with limited supervision.
Ability to operate standard office equipment such as copiers, computer terminals, personal
computers, etc.
Knowledge of ISO 9001 and quality assurance principles.
Ability to make decisions based on directives, and procedures. 
Ability to make effective presentations.
Capable of leadership in a cross-department environment.
Proficient in Access database of MS Excel, and MS Word.
Experience with internal and external auditing.
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) or (CQA)
Certified IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001 Instructor 
Oracle experience, especially in its use for Supplier measurement and control.

Head up the  (MRB) Non-Conforming Material Review Board in Incoming Inspection.
Assist Inspectors with piece part quality issues and drive corrective action to completion.
Interface with suppliers to resolve quality issues. Also interface with Engineering to enhance
drawings and requirements that impact supplier's ability to produce that part.
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