Quality Controller

Company Details

NewSpace Systems (NSS) is a privately-owned, advanced manufacturer of robust spacecraft components and sub-systems with facilities in both South Africa and the United Kingdom. Particularly strong in the area of Attitude Determination and Control Solutions, the NSS team has more than 30+ years of experience in this industry.

Key Purpose of the Job:

  • To ensure all processes are carried out to the required quality to ensure delivered items are fit for purpose and meet the technical and client requirements and expectations.
  • Maintaining, reviewing, and improving product and quality assurance for Space-related activities within the facility.
  • Maintaining quality and operational procedures established as part of the formal qualification and acceptance processes.

Key Tasks
Quality Control:

  • Understanding the technical and client’s needs and requirements and ensure effective communication thereof to the engineering and production teams.
  • Inspection of incoming components, parts, and assemblies by conducting visual and measurement tests, and rejecting and returning of unacceptable deliveries.
  • Identification of Key Inspection Points (KIP) and Mandatory Inspection Points (MIP) of sub-assemblies and integrated assemblies and liaison with Engineering and Production teams to ensure inclusion in product documentation.
  • In-process and final inspection of sub-assemblies and integrated assemblies including all related build documentation.
  • Perform inspection on outgoing deliveries (to sub-contractors and clients), ensuring that product is in line with technical and client requirements.

Quality Assurance:

  • Assist the Supply Chain team in the selection of suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Monitor shelf-life control and ensure that timely actions are taken to minimize any impact to production and engineering processes.
  • Ensure adherence to cleanroom standards, as per the BMS requirements.
  • Responsible for the effective feedback on quality deviations to Engineering and Production teams to prevent re-occurrence and promote continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for the calibration and maintenance of equipment (internal and sub-contracted) in a timely manner in adherence with the schedule.
  • Responsible for the review and approval of technical documentation requiring a quality signature.
  • Assist the Engineering and Production teams with investigations of failures, where required.

Quality Training:

  • Monitor and ensure validity of the ESA certification of technicians and quality controllers.
  • Oversee ESA theoretical training (performed by external ESA trainer) and manage the practical examination in collaboration with the ESA trainer.
  • Assist the Quality Assurance Coordinator with quality induction and awareness training, where required.


  • Responsible for the effective administration of quality control processes within the company.
  • Keeping accurate documentation and analyze trends. Other ad hoc duties as required by the company.

Qualifications & Experience


  • Grade 12 certificate or equivalent
  • Valid IPC-A-610 or ECSS certificate (Preference will be given to aerospace and defense electronics experience)

Experience & Knowledge:

  • >5 years working experience in an electronic manufacturing industry
  • Knowledge of workmanship standards
  • Experience with soldering and conformal coating
  • 1-2 years quality control/inspection in the electronic manufacturing industry (Preference will be given to aerospace and defense electronics experience)
  • Proficient with MS Office

Competence & Skills

  • Positive self-motivated, self-starter attitude
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Customer focused
  • Able to persuade and influence others
  • Flexible and able to multi-task can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment
  • Resourcefulness in setting priorities.


  • English

Tagged as: quality control, key inspection points, mandatory inspection points, quality training

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