Quality Engineer – IQE – Spokane, WA

Our Story

IQE plc is the leading global supplier of advanced wafer products and material solutions to the semiconductor industry. IQE’s core business is the design and manufacture of compound semiconductor wafers or “epiwafers” using a process called epitaxy. IQE’s epiwafers are used in advanced electronic and photonic components which enable a broad portfolio of today’s technology products.

Our Vision

IQE’s vision is to be the best advanced semiconductor materials solutions company in the world. Being best means delivering outstanding quality, service, technology and value such that we become the first-choice supplier for all our customers.

Our Mission

IQE’s mission is to deliver the best advanced semiconductor materials solutions to our customers through technology leadership; to provide our employees with a safe, stimulating and rewarding work environment; to partner with our suppliers to form mutually beneficial relationships; and to provide our stakeholders with a rewarding investment.

Purpose of the role

  • To ensure implementation, procedural compliance, and continuous improvement of ISO 9001:2015 compliant Quality Management System
  • Monitoring and continuous quality improvement of operational processes and products
  • Administration of QMS processes for site (data collection, auditing, documentation management, shipment release inspections)

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate QMS implementation, ensuring conformance to customer and regulatory requirements:
  • Monitoring and analyzing quality performance
  • Administer the Document Management system
  • Administer the Issue Management system
  • Administer change control
  • Document creation and maintenance
  • Conduct internal audits
  • Assume responsibility of ISO-defined Site Management Representative; Lead certification and customer audit activities
  • Support problem root-cause analysis (8D format) for both external and internal issues
  • Involved in finished goods inspection when non-conformances are identified
  • Quality support for new product introduction (product Traveler generation)
  • Continuous Data Analysis support (internal, customer, supplier)
  • Administration and reporting of QMS-defined procedures
  • Oversee any RMA activities to ensure problem resolution and high customer satisfaction
  • Drive continuous quality improvement in operational processes and products
  • Define, implement, and communicate quality performance metrics throughout organization
  • Coach employees in the effective use of quality tools
  • Ensure procedures in use are accurate and efficient
  • Lead problem analysis and resolution efforts with production team


  • Degree in Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with a hands-on approach
  • Experience authoring/managing technical documentation for production control
  • Experience working as an effective team member in Production environment
  • Experience with projects; successful Project Management role is a plus
  • Highly self-motivated; proven ability to work independently
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Six sigma and auditing training & experience preferred (not mandatory)
  • Knowledge of Quality Improvement, Control, and Assurance
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015
  • Knowledge of Advanced Quality tools
  • Knowledge of root cause analysis and continuous improvement tools
  • Working knowledge of 8D methodology
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Data Analysis tools
  • Knowledge of Semiconductor manufacturing processes
  • Some travel may be expected


  • Medical Insurance Coverage
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) – variety of discounts and deals.
  • Life insurance
  • Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long/Short Term Disability
  • 401(k) Plan – Company match of 50% on first 6%

IQE is an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled), are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Up to $90,000.00 per year

Work Location: One location

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