If you are a seasoned supplier quality engineering professional looking to make an impact in a rewarding industry, join our team!
As a Supplier Quality Engineer III, you will be responsible for assuring the quality of components and subassemblies delivered to Sierra Space from its global supply chain, as well as working with suppliers and Sierra Space Engineering and Procurement to improve component quality and delivery. You'll work in a team environment with suppliers to develop and implement best practices that emphasize defect prevention, reduction in variation and waste and provide for continuous improvements in meeting all requirements. Your technical responsibilities include inspection of various products, documenting, investigating, analyzing and correcting problems in quality, production and control at a supplier location as well as perform audits and supplier evaluation.
Sierra Space—based in Louisville, CO with operations in Madison, WI, Durham, NC, Huntsville, AL, Houston, TX, and Kennedy Space Center, FL—designs and manufactures the Dream Chaser spaceplane and other advanced spacecraft, commercial space destinations, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers, and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space
This position will require more than > 60% travel within the United States and internationally.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and typically 6 or more years of relevant experience
Higher education may substitute for relevant experience
Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education
Considerable knowledge of Quality System requirements and contract quality requirements
Extensive experience in manufacturing and inspection
Proficient ability to read and interpret technical drawings and schematics, parts lists, specifications, instructions, and test procedures
Advanced knowledge of ISO9001, AS9001 standards
Experience in the aerospace and defense industry
Ability to acquire a passport for international travel
Previous experience with Root Cause Corrective Action Problem Solving (RCCA) and Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA)
ASQ Quality Certifications
Previous experience in Supplier Quality Management
Familiarity with Six Sigma
Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to teach basic problem-solving techniques
Self-motivated with a high level of initiative
Strong engineering analysis skills, as well as data analysis and reporting
Strong communication, presentation, and team building skills
Manages time effectively, remains organized in all circumstances
Experience with mechanical, electrochemical, and/or electronic products for space applications
The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances
To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant 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 or U.S. Department of Commerce.
With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.
Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps
Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity
Rarely lifting or carrying up to 20 lbs.
Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)
Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials
Rarely exposed to loud noises
Safety Sensitive Position:
Estimated Starting Salary Range: $91,154.71 - $125,337.72
Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.
At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.