Quality Engineer II in Loveland, Colorado at Hach

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: HAC004992

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.



The primary role of this position to provide hands on involvement regarding quality systems, quality control and continuous improvement in support of strategic and policy deployment objectives. 

  • Provides input and recommendations for the identification and selection of quality system improvement projects.  
  • Monitors quality metrics and progress toward quality system goals including nonconforming material, internal audits, CAPAs, SCARs, Document Control, Training and Calibration.
  • Initiates and leads problem solving activities when quality goals are not met.
  • Implements process and software validation policy and procedures.  Writes protocols, facilitates completion of validation protocol procedures, performs data analysis, and writes reports. Fulfills QA subject matter expert role for all functional areas.
  • Maintains Process and Software Validation Master Plans and product risk analysis. 
  • Assists in new product development activities and supports design change activities following design control requirements and internal procedures, including developing test methods, test method validations, risk management activities (FMEA’s), process validations (IQ, OQ, PQ).  
  • Conducts root cause and corrective action investigations for quality failures, including those occurring in supplier and in-house processes. 
  • Supports all facets of the internal audit system including scheduling, auditing, reporting, and corrective actions.
  • Continually improves quality system by evaluation and improvement to inspection and test methods, sampling plans, and process control plans based on quality data sources (e.g., NCNs).  
  • Completion of the above duties and responsibilities will include the use of Gage R&R Studies, Design of Experiments, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Statistical Process Control, the determination of Operating Characteristics for Sampling Plans, and general statistical analysis of data.
  • Prepares and conducts training sessions and presentations as required to complete the above duties and responsibilities.
  • Maintains a professional working relationship with internal and external customers and support staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's (or higher) degree in a technical discipline preferred (Physical Sciences or Engineering). 
  • Formal training in quality planning, tools and analysis. 
  • In depth knowledge of quality principles and technical tools (problem analysis, statistical tools, control.
  • charts and other quality methodologies. 
  • Has completed or is willing and able to complete Six Sigma Training. 
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a development, manufacturing or quality environment including experience in leading cross-functional teams. 
  • Working knowledge of various manufacturing processes preferred. 
  • Computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, statistical tools). 
  • Must be able to set and attain goals and initiate action to resolve problems and improve products and processes. 
  • Must be able to provide concise executive summaries of quality issues, changes needed or made, results delivered. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach. The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. 

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels. 

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation.


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

Hach is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.5B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000 percent over 20 years. 

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

For additional company details, see www.danaher.com


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.