Quality Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

Who is SHAPE?

SHAPE is a strategic ecosystem of companies including Flow International, KMT Waterjet, H20 Jet, AquaDyne, Advanced Pressure Systems (APS), Aquarese, TOPS Waterjet; Shape Mined Material; and Shape Process Automation.  Collectively, we provide an extensive portfolio of manufacturing process solutions to customers around the world. The core technology of SHAPE was founded in high pressure waterjet cutting, cleaning, and surface preparation.

We work together to develop intellectual properties that drive progress and raise the bar in service excellence, we set the standard for integrity, professionalism, and inclusiveness to meet the challenges of rapidly evolving industries. Tomorrow’s customers will require more innovative solutions, we continue to push the envelope in developing the advanced technologies and digital tools to solve manufacturing challenges at the pace and scale of the markets we serve.

 Who are we looking for?

As SHAPE continues to develop into exciting new markets, we welcome like-minded professionals who share our excitement and optimism for the future. Operating across multiple disciplines, we have ample opportunity for you to grow your career in our organization.

SHAPE believes their success lies in the talented people that work in their organization! Our philosophy is of community and a place where people can belong, thrive and succeed! We pride ourselves on being cultural champions of our brand and values.

What makes our team passionate to work for SHAPE?

SHAPE is invested in providing constant learning and development opportunities and offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits packages. We are a multinational, highly technical and innovative company that provides global career opportunities.  We seek creative ways to continuously improve. Collaboration and teamwork defines the way we work. We are always looking for team members that want to be ahead of the curve, using latest technologies to apply in every way we do business. Our employees are dynamic, highly talented and enjoy working in a fast-paced work environment.

We encourage you to look into employment opportunities at Shape Technologies Group.  Let’s build something together.

Job Description

The Quality Engineer (QE) will serve as the technical liaison between product engineering, internal manufacturing, assembly, and our supply base. The QE will perform inspections, testing, and sampling activities to ensure that material/products comply with required specifications, drawings/print and other applicable quality requirements.

The QE should have a proven track record of involvement with new project launches utilizing processes such as advanced product quality planning, failure mode and effect analysis, control plans and production part approval process submissions, as well as experience in conducting process and product audits, participating in product/process improvement teams and leading corrective/preventive action teams. The QE should have manufacturing experience and knowledge of various processes such as: machining, fabrication, shipping and receiving and assembly.

  • Create supplier development plans, perform supplier audits, implement closed loop corrective actions, and generate quality metrics and reports in support of supplier management program.
  • Review supplier manufacturing processes and quality systems and conduct technical/quality system assessments and related systemic audits of potential new/current suppliers.
  • Plan, design and deploy quality assurance continuous improvements with suppliers and contract manufacturers. Develop/up-date/enforce process documents such as, but not limited to, work instructions, first article inspection, control plans.
  • Implementation of problem-solving activities and quality process improvement (root cause analysis, error proofing, containment, and corrective action, 5 why, fishbone, etc.) including enforcement of corrective action plans.
  • Detailed reporting and tracking documents, to provide up to date status to team members.
  • Support the plant activities where required and involvement in escalation of quality issues.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, with a specialization in Quality or Manufacturing or equivalence is preferred. However, relevant experience and time in the Quality field, may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 3 -5 years of supplier quality/manufacturing engineering experience
  • Project management skills required with demonstrated expertise in investigating complex quality problems and applying sound technical judgement to develop possible solutions within short period.
  • Working knowledge of quality management system standards, specifically ISO 9001
  • Prior experience launching containment activities
  • Should possess: skills and ability to organize and conduct effective cross-functional team meetings. Critical thinking focused on prevention. Ability to effectively lead root cause analysis and continuous improvement efforts. Ability to travel US and Internationally
  • Presentation skills including utilization of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint programs

Other Notable Skills Considered To Be A Plus

  • Supplier quality improvement processes.
  • Six Sigma certification.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts.
  • SPC knowledge.
  • Gauge calibration knowledge.
  • ISO auditor experience.

Additional Information

No Recruiters Please!

Shape Technologies Group and our companies operate as an equal opportunity employer.  Per regulations, any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities will be provided.  If you require disability related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.  All personal information that is collected will remain private and confidential. 

 We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted