Manufacturing and Quality Assurance Engineer
Job Details
Newton Scientific, Inc. - Charlestown, MA
Full Time

DIVISION:                    Newton Scientific, Inc. (Charleston, MA)


POSITION:                   Manufacturing and Quality Assurance Engineer


REPORTS TO:              Office Manager


Job Summary:

The Manufacturing and Quality Assurance Engineer will develop and improve manufacturing processes by studying product and manufacturing methods, documenting manufacturing procedures and testing protocols, designing and implementing quality metrics. Additionally, will develop and document employee training programs.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the recruiting and professional development of all members of the team, to ensure skills and abilities are aligned with present and future needs.
  • Supervises work performed and assigned to direct reports (employees).


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
  • Develop new manufacturing processes by studying product requirements, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment. Works with R&D staff to transition new products to production.
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods; establishing standards and metrics; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Create and maintain BOMs for company products.
  • Document and implement ECOs.
  • Provide manufacturing decision-making information by calculating labor utilization and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
  • Create and maintain safety and regulatory documentation and implements employee training programs.
  • Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
  • Maintain product and process data base and documentation in ERP/MRP system.


Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Ability to thrive in a complex and fast-paced manufacturing environment.

  • Work efficiently without sacrificing attention to detail.

  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience with ERP/MRP systems is essential, and familiarity with Syteline is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of CAD software is also preferred.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering field is required,

  • At least 2 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment.


Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds at times.


Must be able to meet minimum qualifications to apply.

Rigaku offers a rewarding work environment and excellent benefits. All applicants are kept in strict confidence. Benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life insurance, section 125 flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan and more. Rigaku is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Applicants must be able to prove they can legally work in the US.