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Quality Assurance Engineer

Company: Rochester Precision Optics LLC
Location: West Henrietta
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


RPO is a global leader in precision optics, optical components, and optical assemblies. We specialize in a full spectrum of products & services including - Design and Engineering, Systems Integration, Lens Assembly, Visible and Infrared Components, Glass and Plastic Molded Aspheres, and Thin Film Coating. As one of the fastest growing companies in Rochester, RPO offers exciting career paths and work on market-leading programs. See below one of many career opportunities to join to RPO team!

Job Summary:

Provides Quality Assurance technical support for all aspects of the RPO ISO 9001 quality management system, including evaluation of requests for quotation, setting up the QA support for new jobs, supporting existing jobs, records management, and document writing. Participates in internal quality audits, interacts with suppliers, customers, external auditors, and co-workers to provide support as needed. Provides technical support for QC Inspection. Performs and trains others in QC test and inspection processes. Makes decisions on product and process acceptability. Recommends appropriate test and measurement equipment and arranges for equipment calibration. Makes decisions using the available information. May work in a cleanroom environment and low-light areas. There may be long periods of standing while measuring parts and collecting, logging and reporting data.

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

- Explain and interpret ISO 9001 QMS requirements as they pertain to RPO and its products, processes and services

- Explain and interpret optical and mechanical drawings, specifications, standards, purchase orders and contracts extracting the essential information for QA support and risk analysis

- Cleaning, inspection and evaluation of product to specifications and requirements

- Lead and participate in internal audits

- Functions as auditor escort during external audits

- Provide QA Engineering support for production, prototype and engineering activities including risk analysis, quoting, quality and test plans, inspection and testing, data gathering and analysis, sample submissions, performance reporting, project close-out, etc.

- Selection and calibration of inspection and test equipment, working with equipment and calibration suppliers

- Assess gage system status and adequacy

- Make final decisions on product acceptability

- Review, disposition and process RMAs.

- Lead and participate in DOEs, FMEAs, DFMs, DVT, DFM, Lesson's Learned and other activities

- Train others in the use of inspection and measuring equipment, testing, SPC and other subjects

- Write inspection instructions and quality / test plans including test and measuring equipment usage procedures and procedures requiring customer approval

- Perform / coordinate environmental, durability, reliability and other testing as needed

- Assemble and submit FAI and other sample packages

- Review and approve Supplier FAI and other sample Packages

- Work with Supply Chain to improve and control RPO supply base

- Issue, manage, validate and close CAPAs

- Create, manage and participate in ECOs

- Implement and manage RPO document control system

- Interact professionally with Manufacturing, Sales, Purchasing, Engineering, customers, suppliers, and all other individuals as required

- Identifies and recommends improvement opportunities

- Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements :

- Familiarity with QC inspection equipment and techniques

- Computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Minitab preferred

- Ability to interpret optical and mechanical drawings, standards and specifications.

- Familiarity with ISO 9001, AS-9100, AS9102, MIL-STD-810, MIL-PRF-13830, ISO 10-110 and other standards preferred.

- Familiarity with control of government property preferred

- Ability to use test equipment such as thermal, salt and humidity chambers and other test equipment preferred.

- Understanding of APQP, PPAP, FMEA, DVT, DFM, DOE, Gage R&R, Measurement Analysis, SPC, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, DMAIC, PDCA, FAI, etc.

- Ability to work well with people

- Self-starter, capable of working with very little direction

- Good oral and written communication skills

- Good Multi-Tasking skills

Requirements and Competencies:

Language Skills:

- Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to communicate effectively to team members and management.

Mathematical Skills:

- Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts.

Experience/Certifications/Degrees Required:

- Five years' experience in quality, manufacturing, optical or engineering fields.

- A.A.S. in Quality, Engineering, Technology or Business discipline

- B.S. Preferred

- ASQ Certifications favorable

Additional Requirements:

- Pursuant to ITAR, EAR, and other export compliance laws and regulations, applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons as defined by U.S. law, i.e., U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents ("Green Card" holders), persons granted refugee status or asylum status in the United States, or temporary residents granted amnesty.

Work Requirements:

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand: use hands to fingers, handle or feel: and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch: and talk and hear.

- The job may involve prolong periods of sitting/standing.

- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus and see colors. May involve prolonged periods of magnified inspection (eye strain)

Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp.

The employee is frequently required to use the computer.

Work Environment:

- May involve the use of oils and solvents.

- Subject to some soilage and irritation from cleaning solutions. (Lab Coats provided)

- Generally works in a clean environment and works to maintain the environment as such.

- Safety Glasses are required

- May require area specific safety training

This position works in a manufacturing environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne paper particles.

May work at different workstations as production needs require, or shifts from one station to another, during the production process.


This position may require a moderate amount of travel (Domestic & International) with the understanding that travel is absolutely required when market urgencies and opportunities arise.

Schedule flexibility is required.

Compensation & Benefits:

RPO offers highly competitive, total compensation packages linked directly to employee's professional experience. RPO's benefits include: Tuition Reimbursement Program, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 9 paid holidays, generous paid vacation and sick time and a 401(k) plan after a 60-day waiting period. Additionally, we work a 4/10 work week that provides for every Friday as a non-work day.


This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Rochester Precision Optics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

4-10 hour work days, Monday through Thursday.


Keywords: Rochester Precision Optics LLC, Rochester , Quality Assurance Engineer, Engineering , West Henrietta, New York

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