QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER

Company Details

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world. The company has grown rapidly, signing fifteen commercial customers representing seven countries for its lunar payload delivery service, and winning a $79.5 million NASA contract to fly scientific instruments aboard Peregrine, and again in June by winning a $199.5 million contract to deliver NASA’s water-hunting rover, VIPER, to the south pole of the Moon. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world. The company has grown rapidly, signing fifteen commercial customers representing seven countries for its lunar payload delivery service, and winning a $79.5 million NASA contract to fly scientific instruments aboard Peregrine, and again in June by winning a $199.5 million contract to deliver NASA’s water-hunting rover, VIPER, to the south pole of the Moon.  The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Astrobotic wants you to join the company’s Safety & Mission Assurance team as Quality Assurance Engineer, applying quality principles toward successful achievement of Astrobotic’s multiple projects.  This includes the Peregrine lunar lander, which was selected by NASA to return America to the Moon, as well as other lander, rover, and development projects.  This position reports to the Mission Assurance Director.

Working with a team of engineers and developers on test requirements, manufacturing process and product, and test equipment, you will be responsible for supporting the project development lifecycle from Planning, Requirements Design, Built, Test, and Delivery phases of product that comply with Astrobotic’s Quality System, industry standards, and customer specific requirements.  You will be responsible to drive quality best practices throughout the organization by maintaining a corporate culture that emphasizes accountability, discipline, and attention to detail at all levels.

Successful applicants will need to be highly adaptive and able to respond to ever-changing priorities amongst multiple projects at various stages of development.  You must have a passion for solving complex problems and providing operable solutions; occasionally acting with minimal direction and on your own initiative; and be adaptable as you will work on a variety of applications and systems.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Collaborate with teams on quality, risk management, safety, and reliability
  • Monitor safety and mission assurance program specifications, processes, and engineering best practices to ensure mission success
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of the Safety & Mission Assurance program, using metrics, data and feedback from teams
  • Collaborate with project teams to devise and implement methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and validating system requirements
  • Coordinate with engineering teams to document, and implement part/material qualification plans, including the identification and use of inspection tools
  • Collaborate with project teams to assess the impact and determine root cause and corrective actions for products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.
  • As needed, conduct First Article, in-process, and final inspection
  • Support and champion quality system processes that support products in development and production environments
  • Participate in engineering and risk reviews and make recommendations to enhance the quality and manufacturability of new designs
  • Engages in product development activities to ensure continued compliance with internal procedures, and applicable regulatory and international standards

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in an engineering, research and development, or manufacturing environment.
  • S. technical degree in a related engineering or science field from an accredited 4-year college or university
  • Familiarity with AS9100 or ISO9001 Quality Management System and/or related quality systems and programs
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and schematics, parts lists, specifications, instructions and test procedures
  • Experience working among small, highly technical teams
  • Effective teamwork, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate analytical and strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to support occasional travel (10%) to domestic locations

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with both hardware and software products is a plus
  • Leading the development of quality processes and procedures
  • Self-motivated and capable of working at a high technical level with minimal supervision
  • Experience in Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Relevant experience in transitioning a product from development, through production
  • Experience with electrical and mechanical parts specifications and assemblies
  • Proficiency in documenting plans, procedures and results for presenting to a technical audience.
  • Experience in the development, implementation, and training of health and safety policies, programs, and practices.
  • Experience performing mechanical, physical and visual inspection of raw materials, components, and sub-assemblies per Inspection Plans, drawings and other specification requirements.

APPLICANTS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SUBMIT REFERENCES.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to contact@astrobotic.com.

Tagged as: Safety & Mission Assurance program, AS9100 or ISO9001 Quality Management System

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