Quality Assurance Engineer

Boulder, CO
Jun 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is seeking a member of an instrument team that will develop, fabricate and test space flight hardware and implement project quality requirements by performing a wide variety of QA functions.

Job Duties include (but not limited to):
  • Inspections of: procurement documentation; incoming parts and materials; pre-cap of electronic components; assembly kits; in-process workmanship of printed circuit boards, harnesses, and other hardware; test set-up; sources and integration activities.
  • Interface with assembly technicians, instrument makers, production management, controlled stores technicians and engineers to oversee issues of concern and participate in problem-solving processes.
  • Generate quality planning and process documentation and lead training in a group setting for workmanship and institutional processes.
  • Interface with contractors and NASA, as well as participate in and present at formal project-level reviews.
  • Some travel may be required in order to audit subcontractors, and to perform various inspections at contractor, spacecraft integration, and launch facilities.


Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree or equivalent experience in a technical field, plus a minimum of 7 years of experience working as a quality assurance engineer in an aerospace design and fabrication environment.
  • Applicants must be capable of meeting visual acuity requirements of NASA workmanship standards, as successful completion of training and certification to the standards is a requirement for the position.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and responsibly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Due to Export Control restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with system safety, contamination control, reliability analysis, EEE parts and materials, and ISO/AS9100 quality systems.
  • Current or past NASA workmanship training and certification is strongly desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Curriculum Vitae or Resume 2 - Cover Letter. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu. The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 2, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email: hrads@lasp.colorado

Position Number: 00730443


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