Quality Assurance Engineer

Vacancy by Variass

  • Variass
  • Veendam
  • HBO
  • Undetermined time

Variass is looking for a driven Quality Assurance Engineer (QA) m/f.
Variass Group is a system supplier, located in Veendam and Drachten and consists of four companies, each with their own specialism. Variass is active in the medical, defense & security and industrial markets. We design and manufacture a wide range of products for different customers for these markets. Subjects include: X-ray and sensor technology, mechatronics, electronics, engineering, logistics, automated test systems, CE guidelines, manufacturability & industrialization, Value engineering and Lifecycle management. Variass is a High Tech company with a lot of room for innovation and development. There is, among other things, our own Academy in which we train professionals and train them internally. Variass is also part of the ICD (Innovation Cluster Drachten). Variass has 125 employees spread over 2 locations.

To replace/follow up someone in our team, we are looking for a motivated colleague for the position of Quality Assurance Engineer. You report to the QA & RA Manager. The location for this position is Veendam, but you also regularly work at the Drachten branch.

Job description

When a quality problem has arisen from an external/internal customer, you ensure that this complaint is resolved in a smooth and structured manner with your colleagues. You work on structural improvements together with your colleagues. With us, quality is at a high level. We work with a long-term vision for quality, with data-driven solutions that are supported by the entire organization.

What will you do as a Customer Quality Engineer?
As a Quality Assurance Engineer you are the customer's first point of contact in the field of quality. You act as an internal and external project leader for solving problems. You have strong analytical skills, so that you can initiate the necessary improvements based on data. Where necessary, you set up quality alerts within the organization. When necessary, you start an 8D and put together a team for this in consultation with the managers of the different departments. You are also involved in New Product Introduction projects and First Article Inspections, where it is your role to analyze what 'critical to quality' is and whether the quality requirements are feasible/feasible and can be guaranteed. You and your colleagues work on the transition from reactive to preventive work.

Your duties also include:

  • Assessing quality documentation for new products;
  • Drawing up risk inventory of production processes (FMEAs);
  • Conducting internal and external audits and following up;
  • Monitoring the quality of products and services from suppliers.

What do we ask of you as a Customer Quality Engineer?
As a Quality Assurance Engineer you are first of all customer-oriented and you stand firm, where necessary you offer resistance. By asking a good, critical question you know how to get to the heart of the matter. You know how to communicate tactically with the internal organization and the customer. In addition, it is important that you continue to build on the relationship with the customer from your position. By nature you are persuasive, result-oriented and you proactively work on improvements. You know how to easily make and maintain contacts, both internally and externally.


  • You have HBO work and thinking level in a technical direction;
  • You have experience in a similar role and in the field of electronics, mechanics or mechatronics;
  • You are familiar with the requirements of ISO9001 and preferably also with ISO13485 and you have extensive experience in applying quality tools (FMEA, 8D, etc.);
  • You show initiative by signaling problems and proposing solutions;
  • You enjoy working in multidisciplinary teams;
  • You are available full-time;
  • You have good communication skills and you master the Dutch and English language.

If you meet the above profile, then you are the candidate we are looking for!

Variass offers you
A nice varied position within an environment that is focused on collaboration, innovation and dynamics. Variass offers you a good package of primary and secondary employment conditions with sufficient development opportunities. If you are interested, we invite you to apply.

Information and application
For more information about our organization or about the position, please visit our website: www.variass.nl or you can contact Johann Rehwinkel (Manager QA & RA) (0598-619475). Your motivation letter and extensive CV can be emailed to Viviënne van der Hout; HR department; pz@variass.nl

Acquisition is not appreciated.

How to apply?

Send an email to J. Rehwinkel

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