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Quality Assurance Engineer

A.Y. McDonald Mfg, Dubuque, IA

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A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. is a major manufacturer of water works valves and fittings, high-pressure gas valves, and residential and commercial water pumping systems. The company is privately owned and has a history of quality products since its founding in 1856.


  • Collect data and lead porosity investigations, sand process control improvements, metal additions and other foundry related processes in order to reduce scrap and improve efficiency.
  • Create electronic tester design guidelines and troubleshoot new testers before they are released to production.
  • Keep the gage calibration program up to date.
  • Establish new or improve existing process controls or tests to verify in-spec material and reduce scrap.
  • Visit all facilities on a regular basis to monitor quality and provide assistance as needed.
  • Facilitate the customer and outside agency audits at each location.
  • Evaluate defective customer returns and implement corrective actions.
  • Complete product certifications per customer requests.
  • Complete field visits to address customer issues.
  • Initiate correct action requests to suppliers to address quality issues.
  • Provide feedback to suppliers to identify areas that need improvements.
  • Conduct supplier visits as needed.
  • Assist in department management duties as needed when the Quality Assurance Director is out of the office. Assist the Quality Supervisor with duties to oversee the Quality Techs as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university.
  • Minimum 5 years related experieQuance.
  • Exceptional oral and written communicative skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Initiative and creative thinking in decision-making and problem resolution situations and in the performance of job duties.

Excellent compensation and benefit package offered.

Health and drug screen required. 
Equal Opportunity Employer 

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 551311
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Environmental/Quality Assurance/Safety
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 5-10 Years
Education Bachelors

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