Talk about a role that can save an organization BOO KOO bucks. That is your quality engineer. A quality engineer must be team orientated. They may work with the front line, the manufacturing engineer, the material team all within about ten minutes of each other.
A good quality engineer will ensure that the processes that the manufacturing engineer put in place are followed correctly. They will verify that the right tools and materials are being used. They will then test those processes and finished products against quality standards.
Poor quality engineers = high manufacturing costs