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Quality Engineer

Agilent Technologies
Job Location
91 Blue Ravine Rd
Folsom, CA 95630
United States


When you join Agilent, you will enjoy a rich employee experience that includes a robust employment package that promotes well-being across all aspects of your life: Your health, life away from work, finances and career. Agilent’s United States portfolio of benefits, services and convenience includes:

Health and well-being programs that encourage wellness of the mind and body

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Preventive care services which, under most Agilent medical options, are covered at 100% and are not subject to the annual deductible
  • Wellness programs such as coaching, nutritional guidance, weight management, tobacco cessation, and more
  • Site specific health and wellness activities

Time off and Family

Time off and family benefits to rest, relax, recharge and live a balanced life--all essential to the creative process—and that recognize life events.

  • Company-paid holidays, plus an annual personal holiday
  • Flexible Time Off (an accrual of up to 4 weeks off your first year!)
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Agilent Parental Pay following the birth or adoption of a child
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Recognition for life events such as the employee's wedding, and the birth or adoption of a child
  • Discounts (entertainment, attractions, child care, tutoring and test prep, and much, much more!)
  • Job share opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements and telecommuting opportunities

Financial benefits

Financial benefits that provide opportunities to build and protect your wealth, and the tools and services to manage it.

  • Competitive base salaries
  • Agilent Results Bonus, based on individual performance and business results
  • Recognition for accomplishments, performance, and length of service
  • An Employee Stock Purchase Plan, through which employees may purchase shares of Agilent stock at a 15% discount
  • 401(k) plan with company match (to a maximum of 6% of eligible employee pay deferred per year)
  • Investment services (through our providers)
  • Insurance, in the event the unexpected happens: Medical, dental, and vision; and life, accidental death and dismemberment, business travel, and short- and long-term disability.

Continuous development

Resources for continuous development—a cornerstone of Agilent culture—to stay up-to-date on current research and technology, and to enhance current and future skills.

  • Internal and external development resources
  • Self-paced and face-to-face training classes
  • On-the-job opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Distance learning degree programs with major universities

The "extras"

Agilent also provides a host of on-site amenities and services that provide convenience while keeping inspiration flowing. Offerings are designed to meet the unique interests and needs of the people who work at each site. Examples at larger sites include:

  • On-site food and beverage services
  • Fitness centers and sport courts (basketball, horseshoe, volleyball)
  • Electric car chargers, commute programs and subsidies, and bicycle lockers


Job Description

Want to join the growth engine of a Fortune 500 company in the life sciences and chemical analysis industry, and have a direct impact in a fast-paced supply chain?

Agilent Technologies is seeking an experienced Quality Engineer for its growing consumables manufacturing facility located in Sacramento California area.

The Quality Engineer position is responsible for maintenance and improvement of the Quality Management System, ensuring that products are designed, engineered and manufactured in conformance with required standards and regulations. This position is also responsible for ensuring new manufacturing processes and equipment are developed and deployed according to established business processes. This job role works closely with Management, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Marketing and Production personnel in the evaluation and improvement of products and processes. The primary focus of this Quality Engineer position will be to support the existing laboratory consumables business and will grow to incorporate special projects and leadership responsibilities.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a fast-paced, high-throughput, leading-edge manufacturing facility, producing products used globally for ensuring quality and compliance in consumer products, pharmaceuticals, drug testing, environmental monitoring, national security, forensics, and other areas. Agilent's laboratory consumables business is an industry leader in innovation, market share and performance. Agilent is seeking experienced, energetic and motivated individuals with demonstrated skills in quality, teamwork and communication.



The successful candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in related field (Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, etc.) and 8+ years relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead quality investigations, determine root cause and deliver improvements
  • Experience working with mechanical or injection-molded processes and products, including interpreting engineering drawings, setting appropriate tolerances, DFM, etc.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001 QMS requirements
  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including technical writing and presentation experience
  • Knowledge and experience in statistical data analysis and data presentation
  • Demonstrated skills in multi-tasking, planning and organizing workload
  • Talent for establishing and maintaining positive work relationships

Preferred Skills and Experience include:

  • Experience with gas or liquid chromatography, including knowledge of basic chromatographic principles and troubleshooting methods
  • Understanding of key customer quality requirements for the laboratory consumables market
  • Experience working in an FDA or ISO 13485 regulated environment
  • Project management skills and experience
  • Working knowledge of SAP or similar Enterprise Resource Planning system
  • Working knowledge of Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management system


Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.

Agilent Technologies, Inc., is committed to diversity in the workplace and strives to support candidates with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance with any part of the application or interview process or have questions about workplace accessibility, please contact +1-262-754-5030 email EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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About Our Organization

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek ---- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at