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Employer: Raven Industries
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Employment Type: Full Time

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven today is a leader in precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets. Our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values.

Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Raven was established in 1956. Today, Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service. Employing approximately 900 team members, Raven is represented by three business segments, each with unique customers, products, and markets served:

  • Raven Aerostar is dedicated to protecting and connecting the world through stratospheric aerospace systems.

  • Raven Applied Technology is dedicated to helping feed the world through precision agriculture equipment.

  • Raven Engineered Films is dedicated to providing high-quality polymer films and sheeting that protect Earth’s resources and preserve asset value.

Raven aggressively competes on four Dimensions of Competition: Quality, Service, Innovation, and Peak Performance. Deeply connected to our culture and values, Raven’s four Dimensions of Competition are the foundation on which we separate our company from our competition. Quality, Service, Innovation, and Peak Performance are woven into how we do business, shaping Raven’s culture and setting us apart. These are not initiatives that come and go; they are enduring values — and a testament to our commitment to continual improvement.

The Quality Engineer will Identify, implement, and administer quality functions to ensure product quality and conformance to customer and industry specifications.

Essential Functions
• Review processes (internal or supplier) for quality conformance issues, to identify improvement opportunities. Facilitate or lead improvement activities.
• Perform analysis of quality data to identify defect causes. Investigate root causes of issues and implement improvement plans.
• Assist in establishing and maintaining internal or external specifications and technical data sheets.
• Assure conformance with division’s ISO quality management system. Conduct quality system audits.
• Assist with the product development design process by identifying and communicating specifications. May propose and qualify suppliers.
• Provide engineering assistance to internal teams or external customers.
• Keep abreast of new developments in the fields of engineering, methods, and applications.
• For positions in supplier quality, may negotiate price and contracts for high dollar volume purchasing.
• Has knowledge and skills in the engineering discipline.
• Uses prescribed techniques and procedures within established criteria.
• Tasks are well-defined.
• Performs technical work that does not require previous experience.
• Works independently, as well as with a team.
• Work is performed under supervision.


• Bachelors' degree or Master's degree in engineering field with minimum of 5 years in related field - Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Specific skills, proficiencies, and knowledge in field related to position, as identified by department leadership.
• Understanding of ISO principles and manufacturing processes. Lead auditor certification is preferred.
• Knowledge of quality assurance techniques is preferred – such as APQP or PPAP.
• In supplier quality positions – knowledge of procurement, strategy, and market drivers.
• Depending on position, a professional certification in quality assurance may be required (CQE, PE), or obtained in a reasonable timeframe.
• High level of customer service skills.
• Knowledge of manufacturing techniques is preferred.
• Well-developed problem analysis and problem solving techniques.
• Proficiency with a computer, including use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Team player who is self-motivated, and has ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership staff.

Sioux Falls, SD

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Contact Information

Raven Industries
Peggy Canter
205 E 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605-336-2750

Other Information

Category(s): Manufacturing, QA - Quality Control
Industry: Manufacturing
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: Yes
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