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Quality Assurance Engineer

Job Description

South African Citizens Only Need Apply

Education and Experience requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Quality Assurance/Mechanical Engineering
  • At least 4 years experience in quality management within an Automotive firm.
  • PC literacy, MS Office, MS Project advantageous

Job objective

The Quality Assurance Engineer is the one who has the responsibility to make sure that every function and operation in a work place happens with high quality, smoothly and perfectly. Attached to it are checking performance efficiency of machines, quality control of products, quality of staff and customer service.


Main Functions

  • Ensure the quality standard of the company in the raw material and products manufactured by the company
  • Focus on using statistics and data analysis techniques to improve processes
  • Use quality tools to make product improvements
  • Conduct audits, lead a team of auditors and resolve audits
  • Interact with Suppliers. Interpret requirements and provide these to suppliers. Attain root cause corrective action from suppliers. Participate in the structured supplier development process
  • Interact with Customers. When customers encounter product problems, these complaints are sent to Quality Assurance. The quality engineer uses 8D principles to resolve the issue
  • Set up product and process inspection. For inspection needs, determine sample sizes. Write procedures that include selecting and applying the correct measuring tool
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects (product, process) in order to achieve world class quality standards
  • Work to maintain company’s quality certifications
  • Analyse warranty returns and factory rejects and contribute to the problem solving process


The job holder must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Product range technical design and functionality
  • Manufacturing process
  • Customer service
  • Control plans, FMEA’s and flow charts
  • Relevant job instructions / Procedures
  • Quality System Auditing
  • Statistical process control
  • Rules and procedures related to health and safety in the workplace
  • Knowledge of company ERP, WMS or other relevant company systems
  • Knowledge of company strategy
  • Knowledge of the Consumer Protection Act and or any other regulatory acts which may affect the portfolio


Required Skills

  • Excellent  analytical skills to observe the various aspects carefully
  • Exceptional decision making skills at the right time and situation
  • Have the ability to put a keen eye for detail work
  • Have a strong knowledge regarding quality standards
  • Excellent communicator and have the writing abilities as well
  • Exceptional problem solving skills to do the job