Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Quality Engineer job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Quality Management
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Quality Assurance
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Quality System
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  • Automotive
  • Six Sigma
  • ISO 9001
  • Manufacturing
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Engineering
  • Supplier Quality
  • 5S
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • ISO/TS 16949
  • 5 Why
  • Kaizen
  • ISO Standards
  • PDCA Cycle

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Resume Skills: Software & IT

Resume Skills: Quality Control Tools

  • PPAP
  • APQP
  • FMEA
  • MSA
  • SPC
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Diagramming (Ishikawa, Pareto)
  • SPC Charts
  • Ishikawa Diagram
  • Pareto Analyses
  • Process Mapping
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Resume Skills: Others

Resume Skills: Certifications

Resume Skills: Quality Management Systems

Resume Skills: Audit and Inspection Tools

Resume Skills: Standards and Regulations

Resume Skills: Standards & Regulations

Resume Skills: Certifications & Techniques

Resume Skills: Six Sigma and Lean

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Your Name
Quality Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded May 2023 - Present
Lead Quality Engineer
Maximized team efficiency by introducing Six Sigma methodologies, leading to 30% productivity increment
Seamlessly integrated ISO/TS 16949 standards into existing Quality Management enhancing compliance by 80%
Devised successful FMEA, reducing errors in production by 65%
Monitored supplier quality management system leading to improved supplier-sourced parts by 40%
Championed Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) resulting in increase in project efficiency
2-Much Autoparts January 2021 - May 2023
Senior Quality Specialist
Spearheaded Problem Solving approach; implemented 5-Why, leading to 50% reduction in manufacturing defects
Led team-based Kaizen events enhancing process improvement by 45%
Conducted statistical analysis using SPC charting methods to improve process control reducing out-of-specification product by 20%
CarFusion Motors December 2018 - January 2021
Quality Engineer
Developed Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), accelerating production process by 25%
Implemented Root Cause Analysis saving 10% on repair costs through error reduction
Improved workflow and efficiency through 5S methodology
Resume Worded University May 2023
Master of Engineering - Quality Engineering
Attended part-time while working at Resume Worded
Resume Worded Institute December 2018
Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering
Specialization in Automotive Engineering
Awards: Dean's List 2018 (Top 5%)
Quality Control Tools: PPAP, APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC
Others Skills: Root Cause Analysis, 5 Whys, 8D Reports
Software & Technologies: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA, MS Office Suite, Quality Management Systems (QMS), ISO9001
Certifications: Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ)
Certifications: Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Control Plan Training (2022), Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ)
Leadership & Volunteering: Quality Engineering Association - Board Member (2019 - Present)
Projects: Implemented 6 Sigma project reducing process variability by 40%
Awards: Quality Engineer of the Year - CarFusion Motors (2020)
Your Name
Quality Control Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com March 2022 - Present
Quality Control Manager
Boosted manufacturing process efficiency by 35% by incorporating Lean Manufacturing style
Employed 5S strategy streamlining workflow leading to 25% rise in production
Operationalized APQP guiding product development with 40% lead time reduction
Enhanced product reliability through efficient Quality Control system implementation
Led Root Cause Analysis initiatives; improved product quality by 50%
MetalWorks Solutions July 2019 - March 2022
Senior Quality Auditor
Initiated Six Sigma principles; boosted process performance leading to 30% cost reduction
Applied FMEA to identify potential problems in development phase; lowered error rates in testing phase by 35%
Achieved 20% higher quality-related KPIs via rigorous ISO 9001 compliance
Bigger Machines Corp June 2016 - July 2019
Quality Engineer
Developed PPAP, reducing testing cycle time by 30%
Led Kaizen events; contributed to continuous improvement initiatives improving efficiency by 15%
Resume Worded Institute January 2023
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)
Part-time certification preparation alongside the role of Quality Control Manager at Coached.com
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Science - Materials Engineering
Thesis: 'Influence of Material Properties on Quality Control Procedures'
Quality Management Systems: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing
Audit and Inspection Tools: GD&T, CMMs, Calipers, Micrometers, Metrology, Defect tracking software
Software and Platforms: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, MS Office Suite, Minitab, MATLAB, SAP
Standards and Regulations: ASME, ASTM, NACE, ANSI, API Standards
Certifications: Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (2020), Certified Quality Inspector by ASQ (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: ASQ Local Section Volunteer (Quality Assurance Committee Chair, 2017-2019)
Projects: Implemented a company-wide quality assurance system at MetalWorks Solutions, resulting in a 20% reduction in product defects
Workshops Attended: Supplier Risk Management (2021), Process Improvement & Quality: Fundamentals to Advanced (2018)
Your Name
Operations Quality Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded August 2023 - Present
Senior Operations Quality Engineer
Implemented SPC techniques resulting in 25% reduction in process variation
Successfully negotiated 5-Why Analysis, achieving 30% reduction in technical defects
Increased operational efficiency by 40% through the incorporation of Kaizen methodology
Coordinated with external suppliers, improving supplier quality by 50%
Managed ISO Standards supervision; elevated overall product quality by 30%
Drive-Fast Auto April 2020 - August 2023
Quality Assurance Engineer
Launched Six Sigma practices for process optimization, securing 25% cost savings
Applied ISO/TS 16949 standards in production operations, enhancing compliance by 30%
Orchestrated a team to execute Lean manufacturing, improving productivity by 20%
AutoBahn Cars January 2018 - April 2020
Quality Engineer
Implemented APQP, coerced team for project efficiency increment by 20%
Introduced 5S in production line resulting in systematic arrangement reducing waste by 10%
Resume Worded University June 2017
Master's Degree - Manufacturing Engineering
Specialization in Operations and Quality Management
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2019
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification
Part-time coursework aligning with full-time employment at AutoBahn Cars
Quality Control Tools: Root Cause Analysis, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Diagramming (Ishikawa, Pareto)
Software & IT Skills: Minitab, MATLAB, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, SAP, Oracle
Standards & Regulations: ASQ/ANSI Z1.4, ISO 9001:2015, ISO/TS 16949, 21 CFR Part 820, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
Certifications & Techniques: Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Corrective & Preventive Action (CAPA), Kaizen, 5S
Certifications: Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE)
Projects: Implemented Lean Manufacturing system at Drive-Fast Auto resulting in 15% increased efficiency
Publications: Authored research paper 'Lean Six Sigma in Automotive Industry: A Roadmap for Operational Excellence' published in International Journal of Manufacturing Technology
Professional Affiliation: American Society Quality, Senior Member
Your Name
Manufacturing Quality Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
Senior Quality Engineer
Strategized successful implementation of Lean Manufacturing techniques that resulted in a 25% efficiency improvement
Executed Statistical Process Control (SPC) which significantly improved production quality
Reduced manufacturing faults by 30% by conducting comprehensive Root Cause Analysis
Led an engineering team to create and implement Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) plans
Use of Minitab to analyse and interpret data resulted in a 50% time savings in manufacturing assessments
SpaceX June 2015 - February 2018
Manufacturing Quality Engineer
Developed new Kaizen protocols, shrinking production cycle time by 20%
Directed a team in Implementation of 5S methodology to increase workplace efficiency by 15%
Enhanced product quality by 40% using a Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
Coached.com January 2012 - May 2015
Quality Control Engineer
Implemented FMEA, contributing to a 10% decrease in product failure rate
Conducted quality control protocols to increase product compliance by 30%
Used SOLIDWORKS for effective design evaluation and validation
Resume Worded University January 2015
Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering
Specialization in Quality Control Systems
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2010
Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Minors in Material Science and Industrial Processes
Award: Dean's List 2010 (Top 10%)
Technical Software: 3D CAD Software (Advanced), MATLAB (Proficient), MSC Software (Advanced), SolidWorks (Advanced), MiniTab (Proficient), SAP (Proficient)
Quality Control: ISO 9001, Lean Six Sigma, APQP, FMEA, PPAP, SPC, CAPA
Prototyping: Rapid Prototyping, CNC Programming, 3D Printing
Testing Equipment: Spectrometer, Calipers, Micrometers, Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
Certifications: Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Leadership & Volunteering: IAQG - Aerospace Quality System Committee (Member), Resume Worded Engineers Without Borders (Project Lead)
Professional Affiliations: American Society for Quality (Member), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Member)
Projects: Initiated and led cross-functional lean six sigma project at SpaceX, resulting in reduced cycle time by 20%
Your Name
Senior Quality Control Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded July 2017 - Present
Quality Assurance Director
Orchestrated ISO 13485 certification process, resulting in successful certification in 2 months
Implemented data driven Continuous Improvement methodology, which increased production efficiency by 20%
Instituted effective Quality System leading to a 10% reduction in product defects
Utilized Lean Manufacturing techniques to refine processes and cut waste by 15%
Employed Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing to increase precision of manufactured parts
General Motors January 2014 - June 2017
Senior Quality Control Engineer
Conducted root-cause analysis investigations, reducing part rejections by 35%
Applied Six Sigma principles to optimize supply chain process efficiency by 40%
Led a team to implement CAPA, improving product quality by 30%
Coached.com March 2010 - December 2013
Quality Control Engineer
Harnessed SPC to analyze performance, enhancing overall productivity by 20%
Utilized FMEA methodology, reducing potential machinery break down by 15%
Resume Worded University June 2009
Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering
Specialization in Automotive Engineering
Resume Worded Institute May 2006
Bachelor of Technology - Mechanical Engineering
Minor in Industrial Management
Recipient of the Excellence in Engineering Award
Quality Control Software: QMetry, QT9, Greenlight Guru, TrackWise, MasterControl, Prodsmart
Computer Programming: Python, Java, C++, SQL, Matlab, Simulink
Manufacturing Process Quality Control Standards: ISO 9001, ASTM, ANSI, ASME, IEC
Six Sigma Methodology: Kaizen, 5S, DMAIC, DFSS, MSA, FMEA
Certifications: Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) by American Society for Quality, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
Publications: Co-author of 'An Effective Approach to Reducing Production Reworks: A Case Study' published in the Journal of Quality Assurance
Leadership & Volunteering: Served as Vice President of Quality Assurance Association, Mentor at Engineering without Borders
Projects: Planned and executed cross-functional project improving manufacturing efficiency by 25%
Your Name
Quality Assurance Director
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Director of Manufacturing Quality
Led the implementation of Lean Manufacturing processes, resulting in a 40% increase in production efficiency
Deployed Six Sigma methodologies, resulting in a 30% increase in product quality
Enhanced statistical process control (SPC) systems, improving process accuracy by 25%
Coordinated a team to execute CAPA procedures, preventing manufacturing defects by 35%
Streamlined Manufacturing Engineering processes, reducing process bottlenecks by 50%
Ford Motor Company September 2014 - January 2019
Quality Assurance Director
Applied Kaizen approach reducing time wasted on unproductive activities by 30%
Utilized 5S methodology to maintain an efficient and effective workspace increasing productivity by 15%
Implemented Quality Engineering techniques, improving product delivery timeline by 20%
Coached.com April 2011 - August 2014
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Employed SOLIDWORKS for effective prototyping, reducing the design process time by 20%
Implemented FMEA reducing equipment downtime by 15%
Adopted PPAP process, improving customer satisfaction by 25%
Resume Worded University January 2019
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Specialization in Information Systems and Operations Management
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Major in Mechanical Engineering
Awards: Dean's List 2011 (Top 5% of the graduating class)
Quality Control Tools: SPC, FMEA, Pareto Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing
Software Proficiency: Minitab, AutoCAD, SAP, MS Office Suite, SQL
Regulatory Compliance: ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, AS9100, IATF 16949, Quality Management Systems (QMS)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ), Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Awards & Recognitions: Distinguished Quality Award, Ford Motor Company (2016), Employee of the Year, Coached.com (2013)
Professional Associations: Active Member, American Society for Quality (ASQ), Member, Engineering Society of North America
Training & Workshops: Attended 'Quality 4.0' Workshop (2021), Underwent 'Advanced Statistical Process Control' Training (2018)
Your Name
Process Quality Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded September 2018 - Present
Senior Process Quality Engineer
Led a cross-functional team in employing Lean Manufacturing principles to optimize production process, resulting in a 30% increase in productivity.
Directed PFMEA studies to anticipate potential failure modes in processes, decreasing defects by 45%.
Utilized advanced statistical methods in Minitab to manage SPC, identifying and rectifying process variability.
Piloted a CAPA system to investigate product non-conformities, reducing customer complaints by 35%.
Developed and implemented ISO conforming Quality Systems, successfully passing two consecutive annual audits without any nonconformities.
Tesla January 2016 - August 2018
Process Quality Engineer
Improved Process Engineering by implementing Six Sigma methodologies, resulting in cost savings of $500K annually.
Incorporated 5S principles in maintaining workplace efficiency, reducing downtime by 20%.
Increased process capability by 30% through effective use of DMAIC cycle.
Enhanced quality control measures by conducting regular 7 QC Tools workshops for the team, increasing process compliance by 60%.
Coached.com September 2013 - December 2015
Assistant Process Engineer
Assisted in the analysis and re-design of workflow processes using Kaizen techniques, increasing throughput by 25%.
Contributed in part approval process by preparing PPAP documents, ensuring zero rejection during customer audits.
Supported the engineering team in conducting Root Cause Analysis of process deviations, leading to a 35% reduction in waste generation.
Resume Worded Institute August 2015
Master of Engineering Management
Emphasis in Quality and Operational Excellence
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Graduated with Honors
Minor in Industrial Systems and Engineering
Quality Management: KAIZEN, PDCA, 5S, Six Sigma (Black Belt Level)
Technical Software: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, MATLAB, Minitab, MS Project, Microsoft Office Suite
Process Systems: Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, ISO 9001, Total Quality Management
Project Management: Agile & Scrum methodologies, Risk Assessment, Stakeholder Engagement
certifications: Project Management Professional Certification by PMI (2021)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor, Young Engineer Mentorship Program (2019-Present)
Awards: Lean Six Sigma Performance Excellence Award, Tesla (2017)
projects: Led a successful initiative to streamline production processes, resulting in 15% improved efficiency
Your Name
Manufacturing Quality Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Coached.com April 2019 - Present
Senior Manufacturing Quality Engineer
Implemented a new Lean Manufacturing strategy to streamline operations, improving output by 40%.
Conducted in-depth FMEA to anticipate possible failures, which decreased production bottlenecks by 50%.
Used Minitab software to analyze production data, preventing a potential loss of $2M due to process variations.
Led CAPA investigations to address customer complaints, resulting in a 60% reduction in complaints.
Established ISO-compliant Quality Systems, securing certification in the first attempt.
Ford Motor Company December 2016 - March 2019
Manufacturing Quality Engineer
Designed and deployed Six Sigma Green Belt project, saving the company $750K annually.
Generated a 5S plan, improving workspace productivity by 60%.
Employed DMAIC cycle, enhancing process performance by 45%.
Championed 7 QC Tools training sessions for the team, leading to a 70% increase in quality consciousness.
Resume Worded June 2014 - November 2016
Graduate Quality Engineer
Supported Kaizen based workflow changes, resulting in an efficiency boost of 30%.
Aided in preparing PPAP documents, ensuring smooth product approvals.
Helped in Root Cause Analysis, reducing process anomalies by 40%.
Resume Worded University May 2014
Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering
Specialization in Quality Assurance and Control
Resume Worded Academic Center October 2016
Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE)
Certification from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Software: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA, MATLAB, QC Story, Root Cause Analysis
Quality Systems: ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA, FMEA
Manufacturing Processes: Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, TQM, JIT, Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Kanban
Project Management: Microsoft Project, JIRA, Asana, Confluence
Certifications: Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (2018), Project Management Professional (PMP), 2021
Projects: Implemented a lean manufacturing system at Coached.com, leading to a significant improvement in productivity and reduction in waste
Awards: Coached.com Excellence in Engineering Award (2020), Ford Motor Quality Engineer of the Year (2017)
Memberships: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Active member since 2016
Your Name
Quality Assurance Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
Resume Worded May 2017 - Present
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Employed Lean Manufacturing strategies, enhancing production by 35%.
Facilitated FMEA sessions, lowering defect rate by 55%.
Utilised Minitab for statistical analysis, improving process controls and resulting in $1.5M savings.
Led CAPA implementation, resulting in a 50% decrease in customer complaints.
Designed ISO standard Quality Systems, consistently passing annual audits.
Apple January 2015 - April 2017
Quality Assurance Engineer
Launched a Six Sigma project that saved the company $600K annually.
Implemented a 5S plan, creating a well-organised workspace and reducing downtime by a quarter.
Utilised DMAIC cycle, improving process reliability by 40%.
Conducted regular 7 QC Tools training, increasing process adherence by 65%.
Coached.com August 2012 - December 2014
Assistant Quality Engineer
Participated in Kaizen events, contributing to a 20% rise in workflow efficiency.
Aided in PPAP execution, reducing rejections in customer approvals.
Supported in conducting Root Cause Analysis, leading to a 33% decrease in production errors.
Resume Worded Institute September 2014
Master's in Quality Management
Thesis: Quality Assurance methods in Software Engineering
Resume Worded University June 2012
Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Science
Minors in Software Testing and Database Systems
Dean's List 2012 (Top 10%)
Programming: Java, Python, C#, SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Testing Tools: Selenium, JUnit, TestNG, PyTest, Postman, JIRA
Quality Principles: Statistical Process Control (SPC), Ordinal Logistic Regression, Design of Experiments, Kaizen, Lean
Data Analysis Tools: MATLAB, Tableau, Excel, BigML, RapidMiner
Certifications: Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST), Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE)
Leadership & Volunteering: Quality Assurance Association (Board Member), Code for Cause (Volunteer)
Projects: Quality Control System: Developed a web-based tool for automating the quality control process of an e-commerce site, resulting in 30% faster bug detection
Professional Development: Attended international conference on software quality, Participated in 3 software testing hackathons

How do I add skills to a Quality Engineer resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Quality Engineer posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Automotive, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Quality Management are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Quality System and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Quality Assurance, Continuous Improvement and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Kaizen, ISO Standards and Lean Manufacturing - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Highlight technical and engineering skills.

It's important to show hiring managers your technical experience, whether that's in your previous Quality Engineer roles or other experiences. Try to emphasize your technical and engineering experience through your bullet points.

Highlight any software engineering or development experience.

Programming and software development are common skill sets for Quality Engineer roles, so try to highlight related accomplishments in your summary, work experience or skills sections.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Quality Engineer, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Quality Engineer Skills & Keywords

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Top Quality Engineer Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills should you add to a Quality Engineer resume?

The most common skills and keywords we found on Quality Engineer resumes and job postings were Quality Management, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Quality Assurance, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Continuous Improvement, Quality System and Automotive.

Skills like Root Cause Analysis, Lean Manufacturing, ISO Standards, Kaizen and Supplier Quality also appeared on related job postings.

How do resume skills compare between a Quality Engineering Specialist and an Advanced Quality Engineer?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Quality Engineering Specialist positions include:

  • Minitab
  • Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Quality Control

In comparison, skills we see on Advanced Quality Engineer resumes include:

  • Supplier Quality
  • Kaizen
  • Automotive
  • ISO/TS 16949
  • Quality Management
  • Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA)

What are good resume skills to include for different Quality Engineer roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Product Quality Engineer: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Manufacturing, Root Cause Analysis, Six Sigma and Engineering
  • Supplier Quality Engineer: Supplier Quality, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Supplier Audits
  • Customer Quality Engineer: Customer Quality, ISO/TS 16949, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen and 5 Why
  • Manufacturing Quality Engineer: Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA), Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing and ISO 13485
  • Quality Engineering Specialist: SOLIDWORKS, Minitab, MATLAB, Quality Control and Quality Engineering

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