Quality Engineer (QE)


As we continue to grow and expand, we have an exciting opportunity in our Engineering team in Durham. The Quality Engineer effectively develops and implement the quality procedures, instructions and analysis of quality records. Also responsible for continuous improvement projects as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Applies professional training and experience in APQP teams and the development of process control plans, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA’s), Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) studies, capability studies and other quality related tasks needed to comply with customer PPAP and internal requirements.
  • Uses independent judgment to develop inspection methods and gauging designs for new products.
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement activities such as idea/white board meetings
  • Identify characteristics of new and revised products that are likely to create issues with PPAP approval and/or ongoing operations. Communicate these issues effectively and propose design-around quality solutions where possible.
  • Analyze and optimize the impact of new and revised quality plans on inspection resources and productivity.
  • Set up ongoing SPC per customer and internal requirements, coach others on its use and provide ongoing support when questions or problems arise. Exercise leadership with implementing practical SPC solutions that consider tooling and process limits as well as customer desires.
  • Review quality records, methods and ideas from coworkers to reduce inspection time without affecting part quality. Use data to recommend and implement scrap and rework reduction projects.
  • Apply problem solving techniques as it relates to implementation of SPC and applying scientific thinking in the problem solving methodology.
  • Manage quality related projects according to documented procedures to ensure project scope, product requirements are met. Project management will include prompt and concise reporting of details including target condition, actions and next steps with due dates.
  • Customer contact for inspection and qualification requirements issues.
  • Responsible for leading discussions and resolutions concerning supplier quality issues and required corrective actions.
  • Assist in meeting department goals through the Policy Deployment process.
  • Collaborate with coworkers in continuous Improvement activities and the idea system.
  • Maintains an organized, clean and safe work environment and follows 6S standards
  • Properly follows all H&M procedures and policies. 
  • Uses correct P.P.E. per JHA’s and job description.
  • Perform all other duties assigned.


  • Able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) and two to four years related experience and/or training; Associate’s degree (A.S.) and a minimum of five years related experience and/or training or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong CNC Machining experience
  • Gauging, Methods/Design, Geometric Tolerance experience
  • Advanced Metrology Technology experience such as CMM, Vision Systems, and Laser Systems
  • Use and calibration of measuring equipment
  • Documentation design and control knowledge
  • Leadership and Judgment skills
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills
  • Methodical, organized work habits
  • Drive, initiative and follow-up    
  • Dependability and Stability
  • Problem Solving Insight 

Hobson & Motzer offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, AD&D, STD/LTD, retirement plan/401(K) and annual discretionary profit-sharing bonus. If you are interested in joining a stable, growth-oriented and innovative organization where you can make a difference, please apply using the link below. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.