Quality Assurance Specialist

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Job Overview

We are seeking to hire a Quality Assurance Specialist to monitor, inspect, write, execute and propose measures to improve and correct the quality of a company’s final product and processes in order to meet the company’s standards. As a quality assurance specialist, you will design and implement tests, work on technical documents in order to ensure timely, relevant and meaningful feedback. You would be required to plan and implement strategies for quality management and testing. Hence the role involves your contribution to ensure that the standards and quality of production is maintained at its best at all times.


Job Responsibilities for Quality Assurance Specialist

As a quality assurance specialist, you must be well versed with the company’s standards in order to ensure that the quality of products and services conform with the company’s standards. The main duties and responsibilities of a quality assurance specialist are as follows:

  • Ensuring and inspecting that the quality of products and services standards of the company is maintained throughout its operations 
  • Help with operations and local quality function in tracking, documenting, and reporting quality levels as well as looking into other KPIs
  • Perform regular inspections and quality tests
  • Preparing and implementing quality assurance policies and standards
  • Provide creative solutions for reviewing data and solving problems identified
  • Plan and execute company complaint and execution procedures to document and help fix complaints.
  • Ensure products meet customer demands and expectations
  • Work closely with the development team to continuously improve the quality of existing products and services
  • Create Audit reports and make recommendations for improvement
  • Create training materials and an operational guidebook

Quality Assurance Specialist Salaries

  • A person working as a Quality Assurance Specialist earns USD 75,830 on average per year.  Salaries range from USD 69,722 being the lowest to USD 83,590 being the highest.
  • The exact salary is however dependent on the company, location and nature of the employer’s business

Quality Assurance Specialist Job Qualifications

The basic qualifications required to be considered for the position of a quality assurance specialist include: 

  • Either a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Operations or equivalent practical experience in the industry or both
  • Master degree in a similar discipline preferred
  • Prior experience with quality assurance or any related role will be preferred
  • 5 years of experience in the production industry
  • Professional certification, such as Six Sigma, Quality Engineer, or Quality Auditor

Quality Assurance Specialist Skills Required

Quality Assurance Specialists need to possess a variety of skills in order to be successful in the work environment - they include both job related technical skills as well as interpersonal traits.

  • Knowledge of quality assurance standards
  • Working knowledge of the tools and methodologies used 
  • Good numeracy skills and analytical understanding of statistics
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  • Leadership and Managerial skills to organise and delegate work
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Understanding of Agile/Scrum methodology and how QA functions within it
  • Comfortable with working on computers and technology platforms
  • Familiar with softwares like Microsoft Suite
  • Work with professionalism and integrity
  • Excellent data collection and analysis skills
  • Meticulous and diligent attributes
  • Great customer focus and understanding
  • Good team player with ability to work in a team with no or little supervision
  • Able to sit, stand or walk for long periods at a time
  • Familiarity with agile business practices
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude

What to expect as a Quality Assurance Specialist

To be a quality assurance specialist, you must be very thorough with your work as well as help our company maintain the highest quality of standards.

  • Hands on experience with production and quality assurance
  • Learning organizational skills
  • Learning how to multi task and deliver items on time
  • Understanding the best practices in the industry
  • Experience and exposure to the production industry
  • Work experience with professionals in the production industry
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