Quality Engineer

Founded in 1898, Bullard is a leading manufacturer of high-quality personal protective equipment and systems that are marketed worldwide. Product lines include hard hats, firefighter and rescue helmets, respiratory protection equipment, and thermal imagers. In 1919, the son of our founder invented and patented the world’s first commercially sold hard hat. The quality of our work helps determine whether a worker in a hazardous work environment goes home safely to his or her family each day. We do important work and we do it in a team-oriented environment. Bullard is privately held, so we have the luxury of thinking and planning beyond the next quarter’s results. One of our competitive advantages is speed, and the pace of our work is therefore fast, challenging, and rewarding. Bullard’s headquarters and manufacturing facility are in Cynthiana, Kentucky, a small community near Lexington and Georgetown. We offer a rewarding compensation package, benefits including 401(k) with match, Tuition Reimbursement, and great colleagues.

Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Engineer is responsible for product quality from beginning to end in the manufacturing process. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the manufacturing process
  • Provides process improvements and control
  • Supports product development projects
  • Ensures supplier quality
  • Inspects supplier parts received
  • Provides support to and interfaces with customers
  • Completes Internal Audits
  • Assists with implementation of the QMS
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor of Science degree, Engineering or analytical field preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in a Quality Engineering or similar Quality role
  • Experience in process controls and improvements in a manufacturing environment
  • Internal auditor experience
  • Supplier quality experience
  • Skilled in the use of the standard and advanced quality tools
  • Stable work history
  • Good communication and computer skills
  • Lean and Six Sigma experience
  • Knowledge of the PPE industry
  • Injection molding experience
  • ASQ or similar certifications preferred

Bullard is proud to be a Tobacco-free property.

Bullard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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