- Quailty Assurance Associate
- Quality Assurance (QA) Technician
- QA Specialist
Let’s take a closer look at the details of quality assurance and the role of a Quality Assurance Specialist.
Quality Assurance is part of the manufacturing quality system. It is process oriented and focuses on eliminating process variation by creating, revising and strictly implementing a set of tightly and precisely defined process and procedures that when exactly followed, ensure the final quality of the product. Quality Assurance is preventative by nature.
It is important to note that Quality Assurance is operating at the level of manufacturing processes and procedures. While the aim is to ultimately maintain the quality of the finished product, Quality Assurance is not concerned with measurement or inspection of that finished product – that is the role of Quality Control.
Instead, Quality Assurance focuses on areas such as inspection of raw materials, monitoring and inspection of the production processes, documenting procedures and implementation of production measures.
The ultimate aim of Quality Assurance is to implement standard processes that allow a repeatable result within the manufacturing process and produce a finished product that meets all industry standards.