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The Lee Company

QA Engineer

We’re hiring a QA Engineer. Learn more about the position below.

Position: QA Engineer

Location: Essex, CT | Full Time

Company Overview:

The Lee Company is a global leader in the design and production of miniature, precision fluid control components for the aerospace, medical/scientific instrument, oil tool, and automotive industries.

The Lee Company products are recognized worldwide for superior quality, reliability, and performance. Lee’s unique capabilities in miniaturization and engineering keep the company at the forefront of fluid control technology and identify Lee as a leading innovator in the field of fluid handling and control.

Founded in 1948, The Lee Company occupies over one million sq. ft. of modern manufacturing and office space at four sites in Westbrook and Essex, Connecticut, and employs over 1,000 people.

Job Description:

A Quality Assurance Engineer at The Lee Company is broadly responsible for activities that support the Quality Management System and related Quality Objectives. A QAE at The Lee Company utilizes their diversified skillset to support the Quality Management System while driving Continuous Improvement.

Beneficial Qualifications:

  • B.S./A.S. degree in Engineering or similar discipline with at least three years related experience in quality control/quality assurance/manufacturing.
  • Quality systems knowledge including ISO9001/AS9100/PPAPs
  • Knowledge of gage calibration, SPC, geometric tolerancing, inspection methods, MRB, corrective action resolution, first article inspection and others.
  • Able to work in and lead cross functional teams to perform APQP activities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using statistical process control systems, performing MSA studies, and performing root cause investigations.
  • Experience with machining and/or other manufacturing operations and inspection


  • Perform gage R&Rs, create Inspection plans, lead APQP teams organizing PFMEAs, Control Plans, and PPAPs.
  • Complete Root Cause Analysis and support implementation of Corrective Actions.
  • Work with industry standards and specifications to improve and control the quality of the products.
  • Conduct Internal Audits in support of the Quality Management System.
  • Coordinate and guide the installation of new or enhanced methods and systems.
  • Monitor the day-to-day Quality Management System operation and adjust or modify, as required, to improve quality and reduce costs.
  • Create Work Instructions and contribute to Quality Policy enhancement.

The Lee Company Advantages:

The Lee Company offers opportunities for career growth in a stable, well-managed company providing an attractive range of benefits including company-paid health insurance, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, and daycare subsidy. The Lee Company is situated in southern New England in a rural, campus setting close to the Long Island Sound.

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It is the policy of The Lee Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, age, religion, medical condition, mental or physical disability, veteran status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information or any other class or characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.