Quality Assurance Engineer

Job Locations US-PA-Farrell | US-OH-Niles
Job ID
# of Openings
Salaried Full-Time
Quality and Technical Services

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description

Sharon Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, is seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer for our facilities located in Farrell, PA and Niles, OH.  Reporting to the Manager of Technical Services, the QA Engineer will support all quality and technical services related activities.



  • Work safely following workplace safety practices set forth by Zekelman Industries Inc. and OSHA.
  • Drive the quality and operational objectives of the plant(s).
  • Responsible for the timely processing of customer complaints including root cause analysis, material containments, and corrective actions. This can include direct contact with customers.
  • Coordination of activities and tracking for any returned material.
  • Tracking and reporting of Cost of Non-Quality, trend analysis and other quality reporting as directed.
  • Conduct customer specification reviews to determine requirements and ensure controls are in place through development or verification of bill of materials and routing and floor instructions.
  • Monitors and participates in management of change and corrective actions systems to ensure completion of actions items, resolution of issues and completion of projects.
  • Assist with and/or lead APQP/PPAP Projects.
  • Support the ISO 9001 and IATF-16949 Quality Management Systems including participation in or coordination of internal and/or external audits.
  • Performs inspection and testing activities as directed in support of plant quality.
  • Conducts product and process audits.
  • Notifies operational personnel when product is out of tolerance and verifies quality after adjustment is made.
  • Ensures that non-conforming products are identified, recorded, and properly tagged.
  • Support operations as team member to define root cause and solve issues before they impact quality.
  • Ability to move between both manufacturing facilities as needed.
  • Ability / flexibility to be cross trained.
  • Occasional travel may be required to customer sites or other Zekelman Facilities
  • Other projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Material Science, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a steel tube manufacturing environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite.
  • ISO9001:2015 and IATF16949:2016 Auditing Experience. IATF Lead Auditor/ Supplier auditor experience a plus.
  • APQP/PPAP experience including creation and maintenance of control plans, process flows and FMEA’s
  • Understanding of statistical process control
  • Ability to read and interpret basic blueprints and GD&T.
  • A strong team player is necessary with the ability to coordinate the efforts of many individuals internal and external to the organization across many levels
  • Detailed orientated, able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Display a positive attitude towards your work and maintain positive working relationships with others.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Sound decision-making ability, computational, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work alternate schedules as needed for projects/issues.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all aspects of job responsibilities.
  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role.


Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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