Our doors are open – to you. We are one of the Top 3 companies in our industry and globally leading in smart and secure access solutions. As a trusted partner, we stand for innovation, top performance and a fulfilling workplace. Join our team of 15,000 colleagues around the world and help us build trust every day.

Senior Quality Engineer

Chino, CA, US, 91710

Feb 1, 2023


dormakaba is seeking a Senior Quality Engineer to join our Alvarado Quality Control team in Chino, CA. This position is responsible for leading, identifying, and implementing continuous improvement projects. The role will identify best practices, processes, and standard work to achieve quality/manufacturing strategy to ensure consistent high-quality results.


**We're offering $2000 SIGN ON BONUS for this role!!**



  • Designs, develops, and executes quality assurance and quality control processes
  • Develops product validation and test procedures for incoming and in-process materials, components, processes, and finished goods. Define quality procedures, quality checks and quality validation in concurrence with Engineering, Manufacturing and Purchasing
  • Works with Operations Manager and Production Supervisor to review and improve manufacturing processes, ensuring that product validation procedures and tests are properly understood and consistently performed
  • Leads the material rejection review board. Maintains a meaningful and effective material review corrective action plan for internal processes and suppliers, follow up with internal and outside stakeholders on executing corrective actions
  • Assists technical support manager with reviewing and managing customer complaints, including performing root cause analysis, reporting, and supporting production management team on creating and executing corrective action plans
  • Supports the Operations Manager and Production Supervisor in developing work instructions and flow charts for quality risk mitigation
  • Drives process and provides support in qualification of new product launches, first article validations, and vendor management
  • Assists the Purchasing and Engineering team on cost savings projects and new product introductions that includes qualification of new suppliers
  • Works with Engineering team to improve operation and manufacturing methods for existing and new products.
  • Initiates continuous improvement projects
  • Organizes and analyzes performance data (KPI’s), creates charts against historical data to ensure continuous improvement trending. Provides meaningful information to management team to drive continuous improvement across the organization
  • Leads compliance/factory audits with UL, Intertek, LA Test Lab, and other agencies
  • Leads Customer compliance, product, and factory audits
  • Performs incoming and in-process quality inspection, works with technicians and inspectors to optimize processes




  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant engineering field, or equivalent experience in a technical discipline
  • 3-5 years progressive experience in developing and maintaining quality systems
  • Proven experience in managing or directing the work of a small team
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical drawings
  • Experience in Lean initiatives, such as Kaizen, value stream mapping, 5-S, etc.
  • Project management
  • Demonstrated Experience with Quality management Systems, its principles, standards, and practices, assembly and fabrication procedures, safety practices, engineering methods, design and drafting standard and manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrated experience in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Demonstrated written and oral communications
  • Proficiency in MS Office




  • Candidates who embrace dormakaba’s core values will be most successful in our organization: Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance
  • Team player and strong collaborator
  • Problem solver (always brings solutions, enjoys challenges)
  • Dependable (reliable and follows through on commitments)




  • An opportunity to work in global company with a family culture and strong core values (Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance)
  • Competitive pay with great benefits options (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, 401k), Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Desire to own decisions and take responsibility for outcomes
  • Hands-on personality
  • Career fulfillment with growth and development opportunities 
  • Employee discounts (online discounts for shopping, travel, insurance etc.) and much more!


*Our Sign On Bonus applies to this role and may be paid in installments (details provided in interview)


The Federal Executive Order 14042 on COVID-19 requires all current and new employees of government contractors to comply with one of the following on or before the Federal deadline date:

  1. Received their final vaccination dose – either their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of Johnson & Johnson OR
  2. Submitted a medical exemption/accommodation request for approval OR
  3. Submitted a religious belief exemption/accommodation request for approval.


dormakaba is a federal contractor which means all our team members must comply with this order by the Federal deadline to start and continue employment with us. Our Talent Acquisition team will confirm the Federal deadline date at the time an offer is made to help ensure compliance.



Alvarado Inc.









Barbara Mendoza
is looking forward
to your application.
In case of questions just dial
Please only use the „Apply now“-Button 

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles