Quality Assurance Specialist

As a quality assurance specialist, you would be required 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. You would be working on technical documents and design tests to provide timely, relevant and meaningful feedback.

Job Responsibilities for Quality Assurance Specialist

As a Quality Assurance Specialist, following would be your duties and responsibilities.

  • Develop and implement quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Conduct audits to ensure compliance with quality standards.
  • Investigate customer complaints and take corrective action.
  • Train employees on quality assurance procedures.
  • Monitor production process to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Recommend methods for improving utilization of materials, personnel, and utilities.

Quality Assurance Specialist Salaries

The salary for a Quality Assurance Specialist can vary depending on the company, location and nature of their employer’s business. A person who works in this profession could earn between 5-7k USD per month.

Quality Assurance Specialist Job Qualifications

The basic qualifications required to be considered for the position of a Quality Assurance Specialist:

  • A bachelor's degree in a field such as engineering, mathematics, or business.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Quality Assurance Specialist Skills Required

To be a Quality Assurance Specialist,one must possess both technical skills and 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.
  • Familiarity with agile business practices.
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude.

What to expect as a Quality Assurance Specialist

Here’s what it's like to be a Quality Assurance Specialist:

  • Responsible for ensuring that products meet certain standards of quality.
  • Work in manufacturing or production environments.
  • Responsible for conducting quality control tests, inspecting products, and maintaining records.
  • Responsible for training other employees on quality control procedures.