Wagstaff, Inc.
  • 810 Applied Technologies
  • Spokane Valley, WA, USA
  • ~$60-80K Depending on Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision; Paid Vacation, Holidays, Sick Time; Company-Paid Life/AD&D; 401(k) with Company Match; And more!

Wagstaff, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Wagstaff Applied Technologies is an engineering and manufacturing company specializing in designing and building complex fabricated equipment.  Products include pressure vessels, gloveboxes, new and refurbished components for hydropower plants, and remote handling equipment and specialized containers for nuclear materials.  Wagstaff AT is a division of Wagstaff Incorporated, the world leader in aluminum casting technology and equipment.

Job Summary

The Quality Assurance Engineer provides technical quality assurance support in Wagstaff Applied Technologies' diverse, highly regulated, manufacturing environment. Primary duties include inspection and work order planning, test planning and execution, metrology support, and oversight of the pressure vessel quality control program.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Perform inspection planning and work order planning.
  • Manage the technical aspects of quality control - Leak testing, electrical inspection, hydrostatic testing, functional testing, NDE/NDT, welding inspection, etc.
  • Serve as a general metrology resource for the company and its customers. Manage measurement planning, inspection services and programming of conventional and portable CNC coordinate measuring machines, laser trackers as well as manual measurement equipment.
  • Coordinate with Wagstaff AT project managers to develop project specific inspection planning documents in compliance with contract requirements.
  • Work closely with manufacturing engineering, scheduling and planning to insure inspection planning requirements are clearly defined in shop work orders (travelers).
  • Develop, recommend and implement enhancements to the quality management system that improve product and process quality.
  • Participate fully in multi-disciplinary/department problem solving teams to resolve process, design and product quality issues.
  • Ensure proper completion and maintenance of all quality system activities and records.
  • Maintain confidentiality and protect proprietary information.
  • Abide by company policies.
  • In order to achieve business objectives, work weeks in excess of 40 hours may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related technical field and a minimum of five (5) years work experience in quality assurance, preferably in a manufacturing environment, is required.
  • Alternatively, an Associate's Degree in a relevant field and ten (10) years work experience in quality assurance, preferably in a manufacturing environment, is required.
  • Quality program management experience is preferred.
  • Experience in nuclear, medical, chemical, aerospace/aviation or other regulated industry is preferred.
  • Experience with ASME-NQA-1 and/or ASME BPVC quality system is highly preferred.
  • The ability to read and interpret contracts, standards, codes, drawings and design specifications is required.
  • Knowledge of metrology and dimensional inspection techniques is preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Leadership Skills
    • Assigns tasks to and coordinates work with QA Engineers level 1 and with other departments as necessary.
    • Plans and coordinates detail aspects of the quality engineering work. Monitors scopes and schedules for assignments
  • Communication Skills
    • Demonstrated oral and technical writing skills.
    • Lead technical meetings and present specific aspects of quality engineering solutions.
  • Direction Received
    • Receives general direction on key objectives.
    • Receives guidance when necessary on unconventional or complex problems, direction on modified techniques, and new approaches on assignments with conflicting criteria.


Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, work is performed primarily in an adequately lit, well ventilated, climate controlled general office environment.  Close computer work is regularly required.  The work usually involves minimal physical exertion.  The noise level in the general office environment is usually moderate. 

This job may require occasional or more frequent interaction with employees on the manufacturing shop floor.  While on the shop floor, the employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risks of moving equipment and parts, and other risks associated with a manufacturing environment.  Because of this environment and associated risks, coordination with shop floor managers/employees may be necessary before entering the shop floor, and use of job appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing is required on the shop floor.  The noise level on the shop floor is often loud.

Mental and Physical Requirements

The physical and mental requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Key: Constant -71%+, Frequent-31-70%, Occasional- 11-30%, Seldom- 0-10%

Reading Frequent

Lift 10 lbs. or less Occasional

Writing Frequent

Lift 10-25 lbs. Seldom

Speaking Frequent

Lift 26-50 lbs. Seldom

Interpreting Data Frequent

Lift 51-100 lbs. Seldom

Planning Frequent

Lift 101+ lbs. N/A

Organizing Frequent

Carry 10 lbs. or less Occasional

Supervising Occasional

Carry 10-25 lbs. Seldom

Problem Solving Frequent

Carry 26-50 lbs. N/A

Attention to Detail Constant

Carry 51-100 lbs. N/A

Multi-Tasking Frequent

Carry 101+ lbs. N/A

Sit Frequent

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 10 lbs. or less Occasional

See Constant


Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 10-25 lbs. Seldom

Stand Occasional

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 26-50 lbs. Seldom

Walk Occasional

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 51-100 lbs. N/A

Drive Seldom

Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 101+ lbs. N/A

Hear Occasional


Climb/Balance Seldom


Turn/Twist/Lean Occasional


Stoop/Kneel/Squat Seldom

Reach/Manual Dexterity Occasional


Crouch/Crawl Seldom


Bend Seldom

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