Quality Engineer

Commercial Sewing, Inc. headquartered in Torrington, is a leading manufacturer of products for the power sports and marine industries to include covers and accessories for snowmobiles, personal watercraft, boats, motorcycles, and ATV. Celebrating 51 years in business, we’re stable and are looking for talented new team members to help us with our planned growth strategy.

Reporting to the Quality & Continuous Improvement Director, our Quality Engineer will be a critical leader in developing and monitoring Quality and Continuous Improvement activities for incoming and in-process quality performance. This position will require collaboration with the management, engineering and project management teams, and production supervisors to create new processes/metrics to streamline & standardize existing processes/metrics, while still maintaining production operational flow, deliverables, and key performance indicators. The Quality Engineer will also establish and/or maintain Supplier Quality for nonconforming material, corrective actions, and key performance indicators for all production material and product suppliers.

This position is instrumental in introducing and assisting manufacturing and engineering management in implementing processes improvements using the appropriate tools to drive positive change within the company culture and deliver tangible results, through reduction of COPQ (cost of poor quality), process improvements, or redesign.  This position requires a “hands-on” approach, covers all aspects of the company’s operations, and requires the ability to assimilate and analyze quality metrics, develop improvement strategies and, in partnership with the organization, lead the implementation of quality and process improvements.


  • Assesses, evaluates and identifies product quality and process quality improvement opportunities, working closely with the various functions to develop the project plans and provide leadership to the team utilizing the appropriate approach, utilizing quality/CPI tools and assisting in training as required
  • Creates PPAPs including FAIRs, Inspection Criteria, Control Plans, etc. for customers and suppliers when necessary.
  • Maintains reports, databases, and assists with the management of the quality system, to include supplier quality scorecards and corrective action, customer corrective action requirements, manufacturing dashboards, the quality manual, and CPI project tracker
  • Immediately address internal and supplier quality issues, by notifying proper personnel and taking appropriate actions, including implementing containment action, investigating root cause and bringing quality issues to closure.
  • Utilizes quality data to develop appropriate in-process inspection and sampling plans and provide guidance to the quality technicians to insure proper inspection and testing on materials and components and maintaining documentation
  • throughout the manufacturing process
  • Creates and leads Internal Audits and Corrective Action activities both internally and with suppliers


  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline or operations management required
  • 7+ years of experience in manufacturing/operations
  • Thorough understanding of lean six sigma portfolio of tools & methodologies.  Green Belt certification a plus
  • Professional certifications via ASQ or APICS a plus
  • Experience working with precision measuring equipment, standard inspection instruments and gages
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and a critical attention to detail. Must be able to read and understand data reports to analyze opportunities for improvement.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and accustomed to utilizing project management software and enterprise resource planning software.
  • Ability to communicate issues with suppliers, conduct PPAP activities, conduct supplier root cause analysis, create supplier quality plans and successfully close CAPAs.
  • Experience and knowledge of GMP’s and ISO-9001

To apply, send by fax, mail or email a cover letter and resume information:

Commercial Sewing, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
65 Grant Street
Torrington, CT 06790
Fax: 860—482-7964
email: HR@commercialsewing.com
Qualified candidates need apply


Commercial Sewing, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Commercial Sewing, Inc. is committed to inclusion and diversity, and embraces all qualified applicants with varied perspectives and backgrounds. If you are a US applicant with a qualified disability or are a disabled veteran, you can request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability.

Commercial Sewing, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.

Commercial Sewing, Inc. uses E-Verify program as required by law. http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Commercial Sewing, Inc. offers competitive salaries and a complete benefits package that includes health, dental, life insurance, 401k Retirement plan, paid vacation and additional benefits.