Skip to content

Quality Assurance Engineer

Requisition Number:

22280

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date published:

07-Nov-2019

Job Summary

Become a member of the Quality Assurance team in the Engineering Division of the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Boulder. We design and build instruments and spacecraft for space-based observations of the Sun, Earth, and planets. The successful candidate will participate in the instrument team that will develop, fabricate and test space flight hardware funded by NASA, and the UAE Space Agency. 

Who We Are

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world’s only research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Provide QA oversight and inspection support for spacecraft integration and testing, working closely with the Integration & Test Manager and other development leads, primarily in a cleanroom environment.
  • Implement the program’s quality requirements by performing a wide variety of quality assurance functions. 
    • These include (but are 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.
  • Collaborate with engineers, assembly technicians, instrument makers, production management and other program personnel to lead all aspects of 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.
  • Work with vendors and contractors, and support formal program development reviews.
  • Travel to the UAE and Japan may be required for final spacecraft integration and other program support activities. Other travel may be required for vendor evaluations, source inspections, and launch preparation.

What You Should Know

  • This position is to support a spacecraft program through launch next summer (June 2020), and will likely require some travel overseas. The position could be extended beyond June 2020 if new work is acquired.
  • Due to US Export Control restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be Adaptable. Be Engaged. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a technical field, plus a minimum of 7 years of experience working as a quality assurance engineer in aerospace design and fabrication environment. 
  • Three years of experience with spacecraft integration and testing activities.
  • Applicants must be capable of meeting visual acuity requirements of NASA and IPC workmanship standards, as successful completion of training and certification to the standards is a requirement for the position.

What You Will Need

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and responsibly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

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

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
 Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.