Life Fitness

Owatonna, MN

Manufacturing Quality Engineer

$74,000-$106,000 / YEAR

Develops, implements, and coordinates product and process quality assurance programs to prevent or eliminate defects in new or existing products.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitate the quality assurance activities, establishing and using systems and procedures that maintain product quality and productivity.

  • Perform root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for process and product related concerns.

  • Assist Quality Manager in establishing, implementing, and maintaining the quality management system.

  • Develop training to build quality awareness.

  • Interface with Engineering, Purchasing, Suppliers, and Operations to ensure transfer to production of new products that are in accordance with the approved requirements (PPAP’s, Control Plans, Cpk studies, etc.).

  • Develop and implement methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material and devises methods to assess cost and responsibility.

  • Analyze failure, corrective and preventive action to respond to and prevent customer complaints.

  • Responsible for continuous improvement activities to enhance the quality system, such as 6 sigma, Kaizen, Lean methods, etc.

  • Support the Quality Technicians to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system.

  • Conduct audits, including closing out audit findings, creating audit finding reports and determining proper corrective and preventive actions.

  • Develop and recommend inspection and sampling techniques and procedures to ensure the production of finished products meet engineering specification and quality standards.

  • Create and maintain quality documentation; such as quality procedures, work instructions, and control plans.

  • Prepare QA reports.

  • Leverage data analytics to make strategic and tactical business decisions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Skills Needed:


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent knowledge obtained through 5 or more years of related work experience.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in formalized quality processes, measures and methodologies (Cpk, APQP, PPAP, control plans, etc.)

  • CMM, PC, Word, Excel, CAD/CAM knowledge

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite especially Outlook.


  • Proficient knowledge of measuring instruments, geometric dimensional and tolerance and statistical software.

  • CQE, CRE/CQA or equivalent, Six Sigma or Lean MFG, ISO 9000 experience/environment.

  • Thorough understanding of SPC and its application quality assurance in an ISO 9000 environment.

  • ASQ certified Quality Engineer

Working Conditions:

Will be working primarily on production floor. Work area can be excessively noisy.