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Quality Control and Planning Engineers

Quality control and planning engineers plan production schedules, work sequences, and manufacturing and processing procedures to ensure accuracy, quality and reliability.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 22,458
£ 37,547
£ 68,188

Available jobs

In the past year there were 27,616 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Oversees effective implementation of adopted processes, schedules and procedures.

  • Prepares plan of sequence of operations and completion dates for each phase of production or processing.

  • Analyses plans, drawings, specifications and safety, quality, accuracy, reliability and contractual requirements.

  • Prepares work flow charts for individual departments and compiles detailed instructions on processes, work methods and quality and safety standards for workers.

  • Ensures accuracy of machines, jigs, fixtures, gauges and other manufacturing and testing equipment.

  • Devises inspection, testing and evaluation methods for bought-in materials, components, semi-finished and finished products.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Automation

  • Test Engineering

  • Auditing

  • Agile Methodology

  • Test Automation

  • Quality Management Systems

  • Python (Programming Language)

  • Corrective And Preventive Action (CAPA)

  • ISO 9000 Series

  • Site Reliability Engineering

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Safety Assurance

  • Problem Solving

  • Planning

  • Quality Assurance

  • Operations

  • Leadership

  • Detail Oriented

  • Customer Service

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.