Exterran Quality Engineer in Houston, Texas

Quality EngineerTX - Houston NHR|Quality

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About Exterran

Exterran is a global leader in full-service natural gas compression and a premier provider of services and equipment for oil & gas production, processing, treating, transportation and storage.

Exterran Corporation (NYSE: EXTN) is a publicly traded company with about 6,000 dedicated professionals working in about 30 countries. We cover every major oil & gas region of the world and serve the full spectrum of energy clients, from the super majors and National Oil Companies (NOCs) to the independent Exploration & Production and distribution companies. They count on us for fast, expert products and services. And we work hard to deliver.

Exterran Is An Equal Employment Opportunity

Exterran is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the HRD at Accommodation.Requests.NA@Exterran.com

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing support to Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, Marketing and Field Service relating to Quality assurance/Control functions. The main function is to aid in analysis and development of processes and procedures that focus quality compliance and improvement. The incumbent is the technical expert on quality issues in his/her area as it relates to the total organization.


  • Interpret Design Engineering data (including blueprints, Bills of Material, Specs) and Customer requirements. Define ITP/ quality plans that may be required for manufacturing, sourcing or customer contracts.

  • Research and document quality improvements, cost-effective methods and process improvements.

  • Provide daily technical support to the total organization through the disposition of Quality Non-Conformance Reports (NCR's) and solving of shop floor problems with the primary focus on identification of root causes and correction of the process. Lead Material review Board activities.

  • Corrective/preventive actions on internal and customer related issues.

  • Develop procedures, work instructions and forms necessary to comply with the quality system.

  • Lead internal /external audits, source inspections, etc as necessary in observance of the quality system requirements or in evaluation of suppliers and their products.

  • Investigate and implement special project assignments involving productivity and quality improvements relating to his/her specific areas.

  • Supports engineering and quality managers with customer interfaces as necessary on quality related issues.

  • Facilitates cross-functional failure mode root cause investigations and corrective /preventive actions.

  • Analyzes reports and returned products and takes corrective measures.

  • Assist in training of new procedures and document the same. Maintain quality records.

  • Generate contract data packages as specified by contract requirements.

  • Statistically track non-conformance in specific process areas.

Nature and Scope:

  • Additional responsibilities include accountability for assigned contracts. These contract responsibilities consist of attending contract kick-off meetings when required, MIC/ITP generation and contract certification/documentation support.

  • Special team orientated projects, Corrective Action Teams, related to productivity and quality improvement for assigned process areas are an integral part of this position.

  • The Quality Engineer is considered the technical expert for their assigned Quality assurance areas -The primary measurement of success is reduced defect rates, reduction of Cost of Poor Quality

Skills Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering, IE, ME or related ASQ QM Certificate is required. Demonstrated equivalent competency to perform the required duties.

  • 5+ years of experience in years Quality assurance or related activities.

  • Working knowledge of GD&T in interpretation of blueprint requirements.

  • Working knowledge of recognized standards and codes such as ASME Section VIII, API,ASTM, NACE ISO, CE mark

  • Solid organization, problem-solving, decision-making, judgment, leadership, and team-oriented skills are essential to manage multiple projects.

  • Requires technical knowledge of the basics of manufacturing, engineering and quality assurance.

  • Internal and external Auditing experience.

Our core values – safety, service, respect, global perspective and integrity – define our culture. And our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in our industry. Perhaps you should be the next among us.

Exterran is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Exterran provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law.