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Quality Engineer

Company: Vallourec - North America
Location: Muskogee
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:


The main focus will be to improve product quality and reduce cost through optimization of practices and standards, trials of the new processes, methods and materials, stabilization of improvements gained and strong collaboration. This position has responsibility for all Vallourec Star locations.


Oversee NDT inspection requirements of outsourced inspection company. Review, write and standardize NDT practices as it relates to API and customer requirements.

  • Review customer specifications to evaluate capability. Develop quality plans based on customer need.
  • Use knowledge of product and testing requirements to perform field service evaluation when customer issues arise.
  • Utilize 8D problem solving to reduce customer claims.
  • Technical support for heat treating, threading and inspection operations to resolve multi-discipline problems. Maintain and improve standard procedures, train the operators on use of procedures. Reduce variation of key process indicators. ---Manage quality parameters for Level 3 IT mill system. Develop test plans and assure customer and quality requirements are correctly applied to meet customer orders.
  • Internal and Supplier management system audits.
  • Benchmark the existing and evaluate new technologies, processes, materials.
  • Use advanced problem-solving techniques such as Design of Experiments, process capability, SPC and FMEA to isolate and reduce sources of variation and to resolve production and quality issues.
  • Implement root cause analysis and corrective action of non-conformance to mitigate rework, reduce cost and improve quality.
  • Coordinate Project activities with Vallourec R&D centers, external research organizations and universities.
  • Promote effective communication vertically and horizontally within the organization. EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND KNOWLEDGE:

    The position will require a strong statistical and metallurgical background to problem solve. API product and specification background is required. The ability to work in diverse groups to achieve a common goal is critical to the success of this position. The individual must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Also, knowledge in statistical software, such as Minitab, is beneficial.

    • BS in engineering discipline with a preference in metallurgy/material science.
    • Prefer: Training or Certifications of either UT and/or EMI principles. ASNT Level Il or level Ill. If level Il, willing to complete ASNT Level Ill certification.


      The position will require demonstrated leadership experience and the ability to concisely communicate objectives and results to reach targeted goals. Flexibility to work in R&D, process control, quality assurance (lab testing and quality systems) and technical service.

Keywords: Vallourec - North America, Broken Arrow , Quality Engineer, Engineering , Muskogee, Oklahoma

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