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Senior Quality Engineer

Who Is Subcom?

SubCom is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services, and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. As a vertically integrated supplier, SubCom designs, manufactures, deploys, and maintains the industry’s most reliable fiber optic cable systems. Its solutions include long-haul and regional systems, repeaterless networks, capacity upgrades, offshore oil and gas, and scientific research applications. SubCom brings end-to-end network knowledge and global experience to support on-time delivery and the needs of customers worldwide. To date, the company has deployed more than 100 cable systems and enough subsea communication cable to circle the Earth 15 times at the Equator. For more information visit

Job Overview

The role of a Quality Engineer is to ensure Continuous Process Improvement and maximize customer satisfaction for internal and external customers. This will involve collecting, analyzing, and reporting KPI data for our manufacturing processes. Of key importance is the ability to quickly identify and correct negative trends.  This position will work closely and collectively with Engineering, Operations, Lean Operating Systems, Project Management, R&D, and Corporate Quality to achieve these goals.  This is a hands-on position requiring equal time both in the office and on the factory floor.

What you will be doing...

  • Analysis and reporting of KPI data – daily, weekly, monthly reporting.
  • Statistical analysis of manufacturing process capability.
  • Statistical analysis of measurement systems.
  • Continuous Improvement – Promote and Drive “Zero Defect” mentality within the factory with the use of Lean Manufacturing tools such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Mistake Proofing, Measurement System Analysis, and Statistical Process control (SPC).
  • Lead / support problem solving activities using a structured, disciplined approach.
  • Customer collaboration / interface - Periodic evaluation of Customer quality performance and support addressing Customer complaints.  Monitor quality investigations and step in to facilitate if escalated by the Customer.
  • Supplier collaboration as needed to work through supplier quality issues as well as to help facilitate changes to suppliers and supplier processes/products in a way that minimizes risk and impact to SubCom and its customers.

What your background should look like...

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Quality or related technical field required.  MS/MBA preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Six Sigma Green/Black belt desired.
  • Demonstrated expertise in quality tools, practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of concepts of probability and statistics as well as aide in updating/establishing SPC and Gage R&R studies.
  • Excellent communication and coaching skills at all levels from the shop floor to top management.
  • Proficiency and demonstrated ability to make independent, informed decisions.
  • Experience in auditing both internal processes/systems as well as auditing of suppliers.


Newington, NH, US, 03801

Alternative Locations: 
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  41833

Nearest Major Market: Portsmouth
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

Job Segment: Quality Engineer, Senior Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Engineering, Quality

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