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Kelly Services Senior Quality Supplier and Manufacturing Engineer in Billerica, Massachusetts

Our client is a leading supplier of back-end wafer processing capital equipment for the Semiconductor Industry. The technology that they've developed is used by leading semiconductor companies to power the next generation of electronic devices for IoT, (Internet of Things), mobile phones, and other connected devices. Their equipment is used in high-speed wafer processing, and incorporates mechanical, fluid, vacuum, and automation subsystems. Essentially, their products help make electronic devices smaller, faster, and more powerful to improve the quality of lives. They're growing and launching multiple new products.

They're seeking an experienced individual that enjoys doing analysis and making improvements for our Quality Engineer opening. This role works closely with our client's vendors and supply chain to ensure that parts comply with our factory requirements and prevent mistakes from moving further downstream to our production or customers. The incumbent works pro-actively to reduce downtime, costs, and minimize disruption to manufacturing production and ensure customer satisfaction.

The Quality Engineer is also responsible for our client's ISO9001/14001 quality management system, which includes monitoring our processes and procedures to conform to standards, writing/editing procedures, work instructions, and participating in audits and follow up activities for continuous improvement.


  • Collaborate with suppliers, manufacturing, engineering and field service to resolve closed loop corrective actions, (CARs and 8D), to identify non-conforming parts

  • Work closely with suppliers to ensure successful implementation of quality improvement requests from the factory and conduct audits, as needed

  • Drive resolution of quality issues up the supply chain to eliminate repeat defect events and ensure timely resolutions

  • Administer and drive to close CAPA (Corrective Actions and Preventative Actions) process across the organization

  • Coordinate failure analysis related to supplier issues, driving root cause analysis and document findings to drive corrective actions

  • Support MRB and non-conformance corrective action activities

  • Manage company ISO19001/14001 certification compliance activities

  • Produce clear and concise written and presentation materials and present to management review meetings


  • BS Degree in Engineering or related Technical Discipline, or equivalent combination of experience and education

  • Prefer five (5) or more years' experience working in a quality and/or manufacturing role with complex capital equipment , (prior semiconductor equipment industry experience strongly desired)

  • ASQ certification desired

  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

  • Ability to interpret engineering drawing and specifications; prior Solidworks or CAD experience desired

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of industry-standard manufacturing and quality practices such as ISO, lean manufacturing, and six sigma

  • Ability to analyze data effectively and prepare reports in written or graphical formats

  • Proficiency with MS office applications, (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)

  • Self-motivated individual with good interpersonal leadership and team collaboration skills

  • Ability to influence, motivate, and manage across teams

  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, lift up to 30 lbs. independently

  • May occasionally work in a clean-room environment; must be able to wear clean room gowns and required personal protective equipment when needed

  • Candidates selected will be required to complete a drug-screening and background check

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

AboutKelly Services ®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.