Quality Engineer in Saline di Volterra, Italy



Quality Engineer

Saline di Volterra – Italy

Quality Engineer


We are SLB, the leading provider of technology and services to the energy industry. Throughout much of the oil and gas lifecycle in over 120 countries; we design, develop, and deliver technology and services that transforms how work is done.

We define the boundaries of the industry by unleashing our talented people’s energy. We’re looking for innovators to join our diverse community of colleagues and develop new solutions and push the limits of what’s possible. If you share our passion for discovery and want to find out what you could really do, then here is the place to do it.

The Smith Bits production center located in Saline di Volterra (PI) is a leading manufacturer of an extensive range of roller cone drill bits that provide superior drilling performance. These include premium tungsten carbide insert (TCI) bits and milled tooth (MT) bits designed to withstand high temperatures and endure long run times while drilling through soft to ultrahard formations. Select from a spectrum of industry-leading reliability, durability, and cutting efficiency options tailored for your specific applications.


The Quality Engineer is responsible for developing, applying, and maintaining procedures to ensure quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) of products, assets, materials and supplies. The Quality Engineer has hands-on understanding of tool and product functionality and production.


  • Assist in defining and developing quality program status indicators and performance measurements.

  • Provide trend analysis on quality issues and performance metrics.

  • Conduct audit processes internally and at suppliers, including planning, preparation, execution, reporting results, and remedial work plans.

  • Develop and implement internal Quality Control Plans (QCP) including customer- and project-specific QCPs. Participate in design reviews and criticality assessments of processes as input to QCP development.

  • Contribute to Quality Improvement Plans internally and with suppliers.

  • Investigate and address product non-conformances, working with relevant subject matter experts as needed.

  • Acquire and analyze data across a spectrum of business environments to facilitate process analysis and improvements. Use metrics, reporting and process control tools to track, analyze and problem solve.

  • Utilize statistical quality tools and techniques to lower total quality costs.

  • Provide QMS training and ensure appropriate competency levels are maintained.

  • Continuously improve knowledge of customer expectations, supplier relations, risk management and improvement, industry standards, business systems, and planning and quality tools.

  • Ensure compliance to internal and external management systems.

  • Support and implement continuous improvement projects.

Your background

  • Bs or Ms Degree in Mechanical / Industrial Engineering;

  • Good Knowledge of Office suite and Data analysis;

  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001 – API Q1 will be considered a plus)

  • Fluent in Italian and English

  • Flexibility, team working and problem-solving skills.

  • Creativity and analytical skills;

  • Passion for Manufacturing processes and knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing principles.

SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.

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