QA Jobs Introduction

Quality Assurance (QA) is everywhere in the corporate environment, and it ensures quality results for product realization. But for people who have never experienced what type of tasks/operation QA does, this introduction is to help people understand the general job description a QA employee will perform.

Since this general breakdown comes from my own experience in previous companies, the group organization can vary depending on the corporation’s needs and requirements.

The following list contain respective QA job title and general responsibilities:

Responsible for establishing, implementing, and monitoring quality systems across corporation scope. Generally served as the Quality Management Representative for ISO system

Coordinate the document control center to review, comply, verify and maintain all QMS related documents (from level 1 to level 4)

Implement project/customer requirements into the corporation, prepare customer audit and relative qualification documents from NPI station to mass production.

Assist and maintain regulatory compliance status for product certification, also required for preparing product compliance’s regulatory audit.

Trace and ensure continuous improvement from across the organization from either Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) plan or other audit failures

Review organization suppliers and execute suppliers’ on-site audits to ensure suppliers are capable based on the corporation’s supplier quality standard.

Finalize internal audit plan and execute internal audit throughout the entire organization

Analyze and investigate claimed products and organize root cause analysis with cross-department function.

Manage calibration plan and execute equipment/instrument calibration across the organization. Certified calibration laboratories shall have ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory certification.

Execute incoming quality control (IQC) and verify incoming raw material is within the agreed specification. Also need to verify the supplier’s inspection record.

Execute in-process quality control (IPQC) for intermediate processed product standards to ensure process stability.

Execute final/outgoing quality control (FQC) within the final product to ensure the finished good’s stability is within the specification. Also, generate the Certificate of Analysis (CoA) for customer verification.

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