Quality Engineer III

Job Locations US-VA-Newport News
Job ID
Experience (Years)
Quality Systems

Company Overview

Canon Virginia, Inc. located in Newport News, Virginia is a global manufacturer for Canon’s office and consumer products.   Our innovative and efficient production methods along with our environmental commitment make us a leading global manufacturer.   Since opening our doors in 1985, Canon Virginia has provided world class manufacturing services.
It is the policy of Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI) to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or physical/mental disability except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy relates to all phases of recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits administration and participation in company sponsored employee activities. This includes hiring, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, recall, training and terminations.  Employment practices will conform to all federal, state and local laws on non-discrimination.

Position Overview

Plans and coordinates technical activities affecting product quality and maintenance of quality standards for processing materials into partially finished or finished material or product.


- Leads and conducts investigations of complaints and/or nonconformities in quality to determine the root cause of the issue. Develops, implements and verifies the effectiveness of corrective and preventive actions.
- Collaborates with cross functional team (e.g., manufacturing, supplier engineering, etc.) to facilitate and support corrective action and preventive action plans and improvement activities.
- Evaluates product to ensure compliance to specifications and regulations and revises or modifies specifications as needed to improve efficiency via the appropriate change control and design channels.
- Develops systems, methods, and procedures to implement and maintain in-process and finished product quality. Analyzes data collected to verify product and process quality.
- Coordinates activities with necessary departments concerning problem resolution and evaluation/testing of new products or equipment for determination of operating standards.
- Establishes change and/or process control activities including tests and inspections that are performed within the manufacturing process. Monitors controls for effectiveness and reports findings to team as needed.
- Understands and establishes Quality Management System requirements, procedures, evaluations, reporting, data and objectives.
- Identifies critical to quality process steps and Key Performance Indicators.
- Troubleshoots more complex quality issues. Investigates issues and develops countermeasures to prevent future occurrence.
- Develops process improvement initiatives for failure mode, effect analysis, process capability and root cause analysis.
- Evaluates quality test results for accuracy. Utilizes statistical analysis to ensure process is capable.
- Trains less experienced Engineers on department processes or systems.
- Support manufacturing operations in optimizing process quality improvements, root cause investigations and quality system development.  
- Support the Quality Engineering members between the multiple manufacturing operations.
- Responsible to coordinate the start-up and transfers approvals for new products.
- May be assigned additional duties and/or special projects.


- A Bachelor’s degree in Industrial or Systems Engineering and 5-8 years’ experience in a quality environment or related field.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office.
- Knowledge of engineering and process improvement principals (ie- Failure Mode, Effect Analysis, Process Capability & Root Cause Analysis).
- Requires analytical and problem solving skills.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- May have to work overtime and may be assigned to other shifts based on company needs.


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