Production Quality Engineer usually holds a degree in mechanical or industrial engineering. Candidates for managerial roles might also hold a masters degree in quality assurance, but this is not a must-have, as the quality engineer role is often learned best on the job.
No matter the seniority level, QA Engineers should be good team players because they have to collaborate with various departments (e.g. production, engineering and support).
Other essential quality engineer skills include problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.