ASQ Granite State Section 0104
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Quality Engineer – Northern MA

Our Northern MA client seeks a Quality Engineer to join their quality team. This midsize corporation has been profitable continuously for the past 50+ years, has low turn-over, and a reputation for being employee oriented. Working in a complex manufacturing environment, e.g., assembly, fabrication, machining, welding, and more, this mechanically oriented Quality Engineer will work on the floor driving product quality and CAPA.

Snapshot of duties:

  • Full responsibility for all aspects of product quality.
  • Function as representative for all customer product quality issues.
  • Drive CAPA process - take the actions necessary to improve product quality by identifying and addressing product non-conformances.
  • Serve as a mentor to the organization for advanced problem solving techniques (8d, 5why, DMAIC).
  • Define inspection processes, requirements, frequency and sampling internally and through sub tier.
  • Drive improvements at key and critical suppliers to insure high quality incoming materials

Needed credentials:

  • B.S. Engineering
  • 3+ of experience as a quality engineer in a mechanically oriented manufacturing facility
  • Prior experience with assembly based manufacturing that could include: machining and/or welding and/or brazing, and/or metal fabrication
  • Knowledgeable in lean, six sigma and 6S.
  • Ability to read drawings and have basic metrology skills such as using mics and Vernier’s
  • Emphasis is on proactively managing customer satisfaction by delivery the highest quality products in the industry.

Location: Reading / Burlington MA

Compensation: $85-$90K depending on experience and education.

Susan Fernandez, Partner

Gabriele & Company

Recruiter for Manufacturing and Supply Chain


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Quality Engineer – Seacoast NH

With a strong pipeline ahead our client is experiencing exceptional growth. This contract manufacturer will double in the next 4 years to over $100M and is looking for a talented Quality Engineer to manage all aspects of the quality assurance program needed to maintain compliance in an ISO environment. In this role you’ll manage corrective action programs, SOP effectiveness and compliance, new product introductions, and related functions that assure quality products in a well-run, regulated environment.


  • BS in a technical or science discipline
  • 3+ years of Quality experience in a contract manufacturing environment
  • Strong communicator -- able to interact well both up and down the organizations and with customers
  • Confident, self-starter

Location: Seacoast of NH

Compensation: Base, generous benefits including 401(k) with match, on-site gym!

Susan Fernandez, Partner

Gabriele & Company

Recruiter for Manufacturing and Supply Chain


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Industrial Manufacturing Company is looking for:

POSITION: Manufacturing QC/QA Engineer
Location: Danvers/Salem Area
SALARY: 90-100K
STATUS: Must be Citizen, Green Card Holder, or Perm Resident – no sponsorships
DEGREE:  Required
EXPERIENCE:  3-5 Years Manufacturing and Quality Engineering in industrial manufacturing
RELOCATION: Relocation Assistance

General Description
Develop, evaluate, and improve methods for complex manufacturing processes related to part metal and electronic components. Apply knowledge of products, processes, production methods, equipment capabilities, problem solving tools, and quality control standards to meet or exceed customer requirements and manufacturing cost goals. Effectively plan and execute improvement projects that drive sustained results. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Core Accountabilities
Refine and expand in-process and final inspection data acquisition and charting systems; Implement SPC charting and reaction plans where appropriate.
Use CMM, SmartScope, comparator, and other devices to measure product and tooling for internal and external customers.
Support Technical Service needs as related to customer expectations, including dimensional layouts, capability studies, and root cause investigation.
Administer SharePoint-based document change management and display system. Support operations, maintenance, and laboratory personnel in document interpretation and improvement
Identify improvements to our quality management system while supporting prescribed requirements especially in the areas of prevention, correction, document control, and continuous improvement. Support the system via layered process and system audit execution.
Continually develop and support systems that drive efficient, consistent disposition of non-conforming product. When necessary, coordinate internal and external inspection and sorting efforts and records generation with laboratory, production, and outside service personnel. Communicate and revise process and product reactions related to outcomes.
Work collaboratively with operations, maintenance, and laboratory personnel to support root cause analysis investigations of quality and process problems, including use and coaching of statistical analysis for data-driven problem solving.
Identify manufacturing inefficiencies and recommend solutions to improve quality, drive efficiency, reduce cost and improve technology. Utilize best practice benchmarking where possible.

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Industrial Technology is strongly preferred;
3-5 Engineering in Quality and Manufacturing Engineering
Familiar with manufacturing, safety and quality concepts, practices and procedures;
Ability to communicate (verbal and written) technical information and strong organizational skills;
Strong skill set in ISO 9001 requirements is preferred;
General knowledge of SPC and statistical concepts is strongly preferred;
Six Sigma Green Belt certification preferred.

Michael Glinter
Sr. Vice President
Judge Group
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Quality Manager


Our client, a Bedford, NH area manufacturer seeks a Quality Manager.  This quality professional will be responsible for all aspects of quality control including inspection, scrap reduction, failure analysis, corrective actions, and customer problem resolution.

The responsibilities will include:

  •         Leading staff in quality control activities and setting of quality metrics
  •         Insuring that QMS standards are met
  •         Recommend modifications and/or improvements of quality processes to management
  •         Assess, train, and mentor staff to insure corporate quality standards are met


  •         BS degree
  •         5+ years of hands-on quality control experience in manufacturing setting
  •         2+ years of proven managerial or leadership experience that includes training, mentoring, and employee accountability
  •         Hands-on knowledge of GD&T, hand tools, and optical measuring equipment
  •         Experience working in a regulated quality environment- AS9100, ISO13485, ISO17025, TS16949, etc.

Location: Bedford, NH area

Salary – to $95-$98K - commensurate with experience and education and generous corporate benefits.


IF you have any questions, please contact me.




Gerry Fernandez

Gabriele & Company

Recruiters for Manufacturing and Supply Chain

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Quality Manager 


I was referred to your chapter to reach out to talk about a opening for a Quality Manager in the area of NH.  I am a recruiter in the electrical industry, and I was hoping you could help me with a position in the manufacturing Quality discipline.   I am working with an electrical manufacturer who,  due to a retirement,  is looking for a Quality Manager to manage multiple sites in the New England area.   This candidate will oversee 3 sites managing Quality metrics, direct reports 5 and quality audits and testing.   


  • Background in Kaizen project and Lean management- Green Belt or higher preferred
  • Managing customer issues and corrective measures with Root Cause Analysis
  • Create training programs and bring up to date training methods
  • Relocation is available

If you are interested in learning more, please call me at 847-304-7128 or email


Here is a link to my schedule so you can find a good time that works for you to talk at



Pati Kelly |Executive Recruiter

Egret Consulting Group
25687 Hillview Court, Mundelein, IL 60060
Tel: 847.307.7128

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Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc.


Quality Engineer

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Company Description

Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Milford, New Hampshire (USA), Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc. is the premier supplier of complete-to-print, high-volume, complex thin-wall investment castings and fully-finished casting-based subassemblies and components to industry. The company leads the industry in volume production, reduced lead-times and just-in-time manufacturing. Hitchiner produces castings in hundreds of different alloys for a broad spectrum of global markets and customers that include the leaders in the automotive, aerospace, and other industries.

Job Description

May perform one or more of the following duties: 

• Assist manager, engineers, Black Belts, and Green Belts, in all six-sigma endeavors, including corrective actions.

• Perform final product source inspection and maintain records as mandated by customer quality requirements. 

• Perform internal audit dock audits and maintain records as mandated by customer quality requirements.

• Perform internal manufacturing and inspection procedural audits and external supplier product and facility audits as assigned to assure adequate control.

• Work with Engineering, Manufacturing and Inspection to minimize scrap and rework through effective problem identification, communication and problem solving.

• Review and evaluate purchase orders, drawings, minor engineering changes and/or other specifications to define product quality requirements.

• Establish operating equipment specifications, improving manufacturing techniques and introducing new process equipment to production.

• Establish incoming inspection requirements as assigned and assure corrective action to resolve problems with purchased material.

• Perform technical liaison function with production planning and engineering personnel.

• Perform APQP, PFMEA, Flow Diagram, Control Plan and SPC activities, including interface with customers as requested.

• Review reported first article inspection results, prepare MRB approval paperwork as appropriate and discuss with customer as required to obtain approval.

• Perform Measurement System Analysis, capability studies (preferably using Minitab), Design of Experiments, in evaluating first article inspection results

• Develop internal manufacturing and receiving inspections to ensure a high level of performance from suppliers and/or subcontractors.

• Perform actions define by customers to complete product manufacturing documentation and prepare paperwork to obtain customer approval as required (PPAP).

• Must have a working knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO/TS16949 and AS9100 as applicable.

• Perform internal audits per ISO/TS16949 and AS9100 quality standards (system and manufacturing process audits, layered process audit …) as applicable.

• Review nonconforming material (independent or in conjunction with engineering) to determine rework, request for deviation or scrap is the most appropriate course of action.

• Initiate and/or investigate corrective action on problems arising in the manufacture of products using problem solving disciplines (8D discipline preferred).

• Make recommendations to product engineering to improve quality of products and/or process. 

• Perform industrial engineering assignments of a medium degree of complexity, involving the application of engineering principles to perform analysis and evaluation in support of plant engineering activities.  Prepare plans and specifications for equipment, test equipment and tooling.  Conduct analysis of methods and time standards.  Evaluate findings and prepare reports, graphs, charts and data reflecting the results, conclusions and recommendations.

•    Must be capable of delivering on commitments in a timely and efficient manner.

Additional Responsibilities:                                                             

1.   May be involved in training and developing less experienced technical personnel.

2.  Observe the Hitchiner code of conduct, safety and quality principles.

3. Perform other duties as assigned.

4. Maintain a clean and orderly working environment.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering.
  • 2-4 years or equivalent knowledge / experience.
  • Familiar with a variety of concepts within the field.
  • Must possess good communication and organizational skills.
  • Computer literacy is a must, including competency in general MS Office applications, technical computer modeling and statistical tools.

Julia Fretwell

Senior HR Generalist

U.S. Operations

Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc.




We are working with a client in the Burlington, MA area that seeks a Quality Manager with AS9100 experience to join their profitable and growing organization.  Any referrals are always welcome and appreciated…


Quality Manager


This midsize corporation has been profitable continuously for the past 50+ years, has low turn-over, and a reputation for being employee oriented.  This client seeks a hands-on Quality Manager. This Quality professional will be the primary contact for inspection, scrap reduction, and materials related matters and hold overall responsibility for the company’s QMS system.  The Quality Manager will oversee a team of inspectors, quality engineers and supervisors.


Responsibilities include:

•          Lead technical support staff for material specifications, testing, and non-conformance procedures.

•          Responsible for inspection throughout manufacturing operations including process adjustments, and support for scrap reduction efforts.

•          Responsible for training and calibration of test and measurement tools.

•          Define inspection processes and train manufacturing personnel on requirements, frequency and sampling.

•          Provide safe work environment for all associates



•          Bachelor’s degree

•          5+ years of experience leading quality/inspection teams in a Lean manufacturing environment; prior supervisory experience

•          Prior ISO9001 and AS 9100 experience 

•          Strong communication skills; prior customer interface

•          Hands-on knowledge of inspection protocols and tools

•          Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

Location:  Burlington, MA area

Compensation:  $105-115 plus bonus and strong corporate benefits



Gerry Fernandez

Gabriele & Company

Recruiters for Manufacturing and Supply Chain

603 785 0355

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