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Wagstaff Applied Technologies is an engineering and manufacturing company specializing in designing and building complex fabricated equipment. Products include pressure vessels, gloveboxes, new and refurbished components for hydropower plants, and remote handling equipment and specialized containers for nuclear materials. Wagstaff AT is a division of Wagstaff Incorporated, the world leader in aluminum casting technology and equipment.
The Quality Assurance Engineer provides technical quality assurance support in Wagstaff Applied Technologies' diverse, highly regulated, manufacturing environment. Primary duties include inspection and work order planning, test planning and execution, metrology support, and oversight of the pressure vessel quality control program.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Perform inspection planning and work order planning. Manage the technical aspects of quality control - Leak testing, electrical inspection, hydrostatic testing, functional testing, NDE/NDT, welding inspection, etc. Serve as a general metrology resource for the company and its customers. Manage measurement planning, inspection services and programming of conventional and portable CNC coordinate measuring machines, laser trackers as well as manual measurement equipment. Coordinate with Wagstaff AT project managers to develop project specific inspection planning documents in compliance with contract requirements. Work closely with manufacturing engineering, scheduling and planning to insure inspection planning requirements are clearly defined in shop work orders (travelers). Develop, recommend and implement enhancements to the quality management system that improve product and process quality. Participate fully in multi-disciplinary/department problem solving teams to resolve process, design and product quality issues. Ensure proper completion and maintenance of all quality system activities and records. Maintain confidentiality and protect proprietary information. Abide by company policies. In order to achieve business objectives, work weeks in excess of 40 hours may be required. Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related technical field and a minimum of five (5) years work experience in quality assurance, preferably in a manufacturing environment, is required. Alternatively, an Associate's Degree in a relevant field and ten (10) years work experience in quality assurance, preferably in a manufacturing environment, is required. Quality program management experience is preferred. Experience in nuclear, medical, chemical, aerospace/aviation or other regulated industry is preferred. Experience with ASME-NQA-1 and/or ASME BPVC quality system is highly preferred. The ability to read and interpret contracts, standards, codes, drawings and design specifications is required. Knowledge of metrology and dimensional inspection techniques is preferred. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office. Leadership Skills Assigns tasks to and coordinates work with QA Engineers level 1 and with other departments as necessary. Plans and coordinates detail aspects of the quality engineering work. Monitors scopes and schedules for assignments Communication Skills Demonstrated oral and technical writing skills. Lead technical meetings and present specific aspects of quality engineering solutions. Direction Received Receives general direction on key objectives. Receives guidance when necessary on unconventional or complex problems, direction on modified techniques, and new approaches on assignments with conflicting criteria.
Additional Salary Information: Depends on Experience
Leading Producer of Direct-Chill Aluminum Casting Equipment
Wagstaff, Inc., a 61-year-old, Spokane, Washington based manufacturer, provides machinery, technology, and service to enable aluminum producers to transform molten aluminum into solid shapes – “billets” (rounds) and “ingots” (slabs) using “direct chill” casting. The direct chill casting process uses water indirectly to... chill molten aluminum in order to solidify it into desired shapes. Around the world, aluminum producers look to Wagstaff for the know-how and equipment to safely cast aluminum.
Wagstaff develops, engineers, designs, and manufactures sophisticated molds, casting machines, automated systems, and ancillary equipment at our Spokane and Kentucky facilities and has commissioned systems in 54 countries thus far. With its expansive engineering department and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, Wagstaff provides innovative, comprehensive solutions to aluminum producers for all of their casting needs.
Equipment installations around the world require a robust technical service team for after-sale commissioning and service. In addition to a core technical service team in Spokane, Wagstaff has representatives in Brazil, China, UK, The Netherlands, Australia, South Africa, and Kentucky. These dedicated professionals regularly travel to locations like India, Russia, and Bahrain to provide on-site installation assistance and service.
In addition to its core aluminum business, Wagstaff has expanded its efforts to the custom machining industry with the Wagstaff Applied Technologies group. They utilize Wagstaff craftsmanship to provide performance-driven solutions in machining, process automation, and project management. Wagstaff Applied Technologies has experience serving nuclear, defense, semi-conductor, and OEM sectors.
Locally, Wagstaff is a contributor to many social programs and community action efforts. As one of the largest manufacturing facilities and prominent employers in the area, Wagstaff has committed to keeping its headquarters and core manufacturing operations in the Pacific Northwest. This strategic contribution earned Wagstaff the International Trade Alliance of Exporter of the Year Award in 2005.
Although Wagstaff’s competitors attempt to produce comparable equipment, none have been able to achieve the superior quality and effectiveness of “Genuine Wagstaff” products. Wagstaff differentiates its offerings from the competition through technical innovation, quality craftsmanship and materials, and worldwide sales and service.
Aluminum billets and ingots cast with genuine Wagstaff casting equipment symbolize the standard by which all others are measured. Quality finished products mean better profits to the producer, and the result is maximum return on investment. Wagstaff products provide the aluminum producer a value that can be realized year after year.