Quality Engineer

Aurora, CO | Engineering | Full-Time

Salary: $59,000/yr - $67,000/yr

General Position Summary

Comptek Technologies is looking for an ASQ credentialed Quality Engineer with structural steel experience and knowledgeable on welding and construction materials (AISC, ASTM, AWS, AASHTO) as well as ISO experience in manufacturing. As the Quality Engineer, you would be joining a team committed to providing our customers with the highest quality infrastructure solutions that meet 4G/5G, RF transparency, maintenance, and future equipment needs of wireless carriers and utility providers while meeting the architectural and aesthetic appeal of urban planners. You would be responsible for ensuring our processes, materials, vendors, suppliers, and every aspect of the manufacturing and fielding of Comptek smart poles, hybrid poles and other concealment solutions meet all quality, industry and customer standards. If this ignites your interest or passion, we are looking for an engineer who is a meticulous, quality-minded problem-solver and wants to be part of a team focused on providing every customer quality, timely products and services. This position is open immediately for the right candidate and offers competitive salary and benefits.

Essential Job Functions

The following represents a representative sample of essential functions and responsibilities for the position. This list is not exhaustive, and additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required by the position and business
  • Continuously improve, manage and oversee a quality management program and all aspects of quality associated with the fabrication, welding, galvanization, powder coating, painting, assembling, fitting, packing, and shipping of concealment solutions/products by Comptek and its vendors and suppliers
  • Responsible for QA and QC of materials and welding, specifications, and codes (AISC, ASTM, AWS, AASHTO), including supervising and managing contracted CWI®’s, ensuring qualifications and certifications, quality and strength of welding work, and adherence to standards
  • Continuously improve assembly and other processes associated with fabrication, galvanization, coating, and assembly of smart pole systems and shrouds.
  • Ensure all aspects of quality are ready for internal, customer and ISO audits
  • Conduct supplier QC audits to ensure vendors and supplies remain in compliance with company and all required government and/or customer manufacturing and production standards
  • Review engineering and manufacturing specifications to ensure materials, including metals and finishes, meet customer requirements for all manufactured products
  • Audit systems based on ISO 9001:2015 requirements and manage quality metrics
  • Determines QI parameters by identifying statistical methods relevant to operations processes
  • Monitor and review quarterly data based on suppliers’ reports
  • Provide quarterly inspection data and QA reports to senior management
  • Monitor entire production cycle and report on malfunctions
  • Review engineering and manufacturing specifications to identify materials, including metals and finishes, needed for product assembly for all manufactured products
  • Research and find the best vendors to supply materials needed for manufacturing process
  • Develop and/or improve quality plans and checklists for internal processes as well as those used by external suppliers.
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data; make recommendations and implement or oversee implementation of solutions
  • Develop tracking system to measure performance and CI, including tracking CARs
  • Maintain a supplier database and include performance evaluations and QC audits in the database for in-house access by company and operations management personnel
  • Understand and interpret manufacturing audits, including ISO 9001:2015 and other standards
  • Regularly monitor production and machinery at every step of the process to ensure quality
  • Analyze feedback from internal and external customers to ensure QMS being met
  • Formulate any required testing procedures and guidelines for quality standards

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Hands-on experience with QMS and ISO 9001:2015
  • Experience in manufacturing smart infrastructure concealment solutions (preferred)
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Metallurgy, or related engineering field
  • Strong knowledge of welding inspections and design of welds
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, including root cause analysis
  • Excellent analytical skills to observe the various aspects carefully
  • Attention to detail – keen eye for detail work
  • Ability to objectively review and qualify objective data
  • Ability to work with suppliers to achieve quality results
  • Excellent in-house and external communication and liaison skills
  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing and production processes (preferred)
  • Experience implementing process improvement, developing standards, managing processes and procedures
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • ISO 9001 Overview Training
  • Participation in CIP
  • Supervision of People. Ability to Engender Trust, Communicate, Coach, Empower & Motivate
  • Self-Motivated, Able to Prioritize, Good Organizational Skills, Seeks Feedback, Aware of Self
  • Proficient in manufacturing methods, workflow, manufacturing personnel management
  • Basics of Prometheus Process

Education and Experience

  • ASQ CQE credentials (preferred)
  • 3 or more years of quality engineering in manufacturing (required)
  • Work with structural steel, welding and like materials (preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of AISC, ASTM, AWS, and AASHTO (preferred)
  • Hands-on experience with QMS and ISO 9001:2015 (required)
  • Experience in manufacturing wireless concealment poles, shrouds or like infrastructure (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Metallurgy, or related engineering field (required)
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, including root cause analysis (required)
  • Excellent analytical skills to observe the various aspects carefully (required)
  • Ability to work with suppliers to achieve quality results (required)
  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing and production processes (preferred)
  • Experience developing WPS (preferred)
  • SOLIDWORKS® (preferred)
  • Able to pass Jaeger, Ishihara and Kolbl vision tests (required)