Quality Engineer



Quality Engineer

Business Unit:     Medeco Security Locks

Location:             Salem, VA (on-site)

Department:       Operations

Shift:                   1st

EEO Job Class:     Exempt

Status:                 Full-Time

Reports To:          Operations Manager


Position Summary:

Are you passionate about quality and eager to make a lasting impact in the high security lock industry? Join our dynamic team at Medeco as a Quality Engineer! In this role, you will collaborate closely with production managers, engineers, and production associates to drive continuous quality improvement across our precision machined high-security product lines. Utilizing data and feedback, you will prioritize and resolve issues, ensuring our products meet the highest standards. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are ready to take initiative, this position is for you!


Why Join Us?

Innovative Environment: Be at the forefront of quality improvement, working with cutting-edge technologies and methodologies.

Collaborative Team: Work with a supportive and talented team committed to excellence.

Professional Growth: Opportunities for continuous learning and career advancement.

Impactful Work: Make a difference by ensuring the highest quality standards in our products.


Essential Functions:

Quality Standards: Develop, apply, and maintain quality requirements and standards for product development and manufacturing processes within your production areas.

Quality Assurance: Act as the primary quality assurance contact, overseeing all quality-related issues from supplier materials to final product inspections.

Concurrent Engineering Support: Participate in design development projects, representing quality assurance and the customer.

Process Improvement: Design, document, and implement methods for process control, improvement, testing, and inspection.

Inspection Oversight: Ensure thorough inspections of incoming materials, in-process products, and final products.

Quality Promotion: Promote and execute quality standards, inspection processes, test methodologies, quality plans, documents, and reports.

Quality Reporting: Develop, execute, and analyze quality-reporting measures for operational and management use.

Supplier Quality: Review suppliers' purchase orders and establish quality requirements.  Conduct internal and external quality audits.

Supplier and Customer Interface: Interface with supplier and customer quality representatives to resolve quality assurance issues and implement corrective actions.

Additional Duties: Perform other duties as necessary.


The Ideal Candidate will have experience in:

  • Quality Management Systems (QMS)
  • ISO9001 and ATEX/IECEx
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • PPAP/FAI process
  • Control Plans
  • Analyzing data and reporting against Cost-of-Poor-Quality metrics
  • Communicating with customers regarding product quality
  • Root cause analysis (8D, fishbone, 5 why, etc.)
  • Perform statistical analysis
  • Internal and external audits
  • Project management


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field

Experience: minimum 2 years of experience evaluating quality in a manufacturing environment.

Analytical Skills: Strong ability to analyze and solve problems.

Decision Making: Ability to make decisions and take initiative to improve products and processes.

Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.


Join Our Team!

At Medeco, a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and EO employer, we value diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from Veterans, Disabled individuals, and other protected categories. Take the next step in your career and apply today to become a key player in our quality engineering team!

Medeco is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


We review applications regularly, so don’t hesitate, apply today!

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As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.

As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

Salem, VA, US, 24153

Quality Management
Travel Required: 0%-10%
Mid-senior level

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke