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Quality Engineer

Location: Mobile, Alabama


About the Organization:

For more than fifty years RPS Composites has been supplying engineered composite solutions into industrial facilities that process corrosive and often hazardous fluids. Hundreds of piping, tank, and vessel installations in 45+ countries around the world speak to our experience providing composite solutions for corrosive fluid handling, processing, storage, and infrastructure challenges.
Today we provide key corporate services to a group of companies operating across Canada and US. This is an opportunity to work in diverse business sectors.


Why Join RPS?

  • Great place to grow as a professional – we’re diverse and growing, big but not too big
  • Great team culture
  • Challenging and interesting work in a welcoming and professional culture


The Position:

We’re looking for an experienced and dedicated Quality Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will plan and implement a strong Quality Assurance Program, ensuring that quality standards and procedures are met and aligned with RPS standards, legislation, engineering and customer specifications with special attention to RTP-1 Standard compliance. If you are looking for a team environment that challenges you, while being focused on your growth and learning, we would love to hear from you!


What You Will Do:

  • Provide leadership to the QA/QC program, developing and directing QA and quality improvement initiatives for organizational products and services
  • Maintain awareness of organizational profitability, including budgetary control issues
  • Monitor QA systems, including RTP-1 Stamp Certification and advise on system performance, report on key performance indicators
  • Perform gap analysis between applicable and current standards; establish and implement a quality plan to meet program goals, ensure standards & compliance in all areas as met
  • Perform internal QA audits that are compliant with corporate policies and procedures
    Collaborate with client-facing QA/QC representatives to ensure full customer satisfaction with the company’s products and services
  • Establish and maintain a QA/QC program for monitoring supplier quality, including audits, controls, and other qualifiers
  • Conduct risk analyses, verification, validation activities, and formal design reviews, as applicable
  • Support new product development and continuous improvement by integrating quality control tools (e.g. Lean, Continuous Improvement, etc.) into processes.
  • Promote and advocate quality achievement and performance improvement across the organization
  • Act as liaison with customer auditors and assume responsibility for ensuring corrective actions with customer specifications
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with local, national, and international standards and legislation
  • Coach and support team members to adopt and incorporate quality methods into their work
  • Create and maintain QA/QC control documentation
  • Identify relevant QA/QC training needs and opportunities
  • Review production processes, engineering specifications and related information to improve/update current knowledge and implementation of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities
  • Support and lead Continuous Improvement projects, resolve defect reductions, and ensure material optimization (waste reduction) using recognized tools such as 5Why, Kaizen, RCA etc…
  • Coordinate activities to establish, evaluate and improve the quality of the manufacturing process
  • Participate in generating production specifications for issue to the shop floor
  • Review of IFC drawings to the shop floor for completeness and “ready for build”
  • Increase the effectiveness of customer relationships as it related to quality and 3rd party inspection
  • Track and monitor waste, rework, NCRs, Quality Notifications and ensure corrective and preventive actions are implemented to prevent recurrence


What You Bring:

  • Degree in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent from a recognized Post Secondary Institution
  • Minimum 5 years experience in QA roles, manufacturing environment preferred
  • Professional engineering designation or ability to register preferred
  • ASQ Quality Engineering Certification (or equivalent) and/or Process and Business System Audit training/certification as asset
  • Knowledge and experience with Industry Quality Management Systems
  • Composites manufacturing processes experience an asset
  • Excellent people skills, communication, (written & oral) and Teamwork skills a must
  • Project Management and/or Root Cause and Corrective Action skills an asset
  • Knowledge/training with various manufacturing and quality philosophies (5S, LEAN, 6-Sigma, JIT, etc.) an asset
  • Strong MS Office skills, computer & software skills, ability to learn new software
  • Strong problem-solving skills from both a people and systems perspective
  • Good ability to document, manage QA program administration

If you are a forward looking, action-oriented team player that works well with distributed, cross functional teams and meets the above qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter directly to HR@rpscomposites.com.

RPS offers an exciting, collaborative work environment within a growing company, a competitive group benefits program and matching retirement savings (RRSP) program. Learn more about RPS Composites by visiting our website at rpscomposites.com.


Deadline to apply:  Until Suitable Candidate Found.

We strive to provide a positive and challenging work environment, while fostering strong team culture.

The RPS Chemical Resistance Guide

We’ve developed a number of piping systems, which have been designed to provide outstanding resistance to a wide range of chemical environments. Download our Guide to explore the RPS family of HPPE (High Performance Pre-Engineered) piping systems.

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