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Quality Specialist - Manufacturing
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company
Job Location: Stevensville, MD
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Manufacturing

Hydrasearch is involved in the design, development, and manufacturing of fluid systems and components utilized in demanding military and commercial applications. Our products can be found on submarines, surface ships, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, tanks, and ground equipment throughout the world. At Hydrasearch, we value the contributions of our Military Veterans and proudly employ our nations heroes. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Hydrasearch is looking for a Quality Specialist to join its team in Stevensville on Maryland`s eastern shore. The Quality Specialist will be responsible for all phases of qualityin an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing company. This is a hands on Quality role. Applicant should have 3 or more years of Quality experience. The ideal candidate will have a degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or Material Sciences and have ASQ certifications in CQA and CQI

This is a great opportunity to join a global manufacturer committed to employee training and development where the Quality Specialist will have have the opportunity to work in an environment committed to raising the bar in customer satisfaction.

Positions Summary:

The Quality Specialist is responsible for supporting and maintaining the Hydrasearch Quality program under the guidance of the Quality Manager. Maintains the quality and consistency of the organization`s products. Reviews quality standards, tolerances, and engineering changes. Investigates and analyzes quality problems, recommends solutions and ensures corrections are made. Bachelor`s degree in engineering physics, math or material sciences required. ASQ certifications in CQA and CQI are required or you must be able to pass these certifications. This candidate needs to also have the knowledge of quality functions in an ISO registered manufacturing environment

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Answering technical questions from internal and external customers
  • Inspecting manufactured parts for quality
  • Maintain and ensure compliance to SOP`s.
  • Participate in internal and vendor audits
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office
  • Manage corrective actions

Essential Functions of the Job:
  • Ability to read blue prints and mechanical drawings
  • Ability to competently use measuring equipment
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to review contract to validate product conformance to end user/government requirements
  • Ability to work with office and shop personnel on compatibility of production process, etc.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Self-structured, flexible team player

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.



Quality Control



Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause



Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



Bachelors or better.



2-5 years: Previous work experience in quality

Licenses & Certifications


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Disclaimer:  Dixon is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Dixon about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Dixon via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Dixon. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Dixon as a result of the referral or through other means.

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