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Senior Quality Inspector, Avionics

Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Quality Assurance
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Company Overview:

At Relativity Space, we have two audacious goals: to build the next great commercial launch company with Terran R and to become America's leading force in additive manufacturing innovation. Both contribute to our long-term vision of creating humanity’s industrial base on Mars, paving the way for interplanetary life to expand the possibilities of the human experience. This journey begins right here on Earth – where we design, build, and fly rockets to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Terran R, our medium-to-heavy lift reusable rocket, fulfills the growing demand for launch capacity, thanks to our iterative approach that accelerates design, testing, and development while minimizing costs. While our groundbreaking research and development in 3D printing pushes the boundaries of large-scale additive manufacturing.

Your journey with us is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to shape the future of aerospace technology, additive manufacturing, and the human experience alongside a community of passionate, creative individuals. Join us on this extraordinary journey, as we work together to transform our vision into reality.

About the Team:

The Quality team supports all areas of production of Relativity’s hardware and defines the processes to do so. We work closely with engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, test and launch counterparts to ensure the quality of our products. We help lay the foundation for all processes within the product lifecycle – design, buy, build, test, and launch. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing Quality organization and help lead the front on producing the industry’s highest quality 3D-printed parts and launch vehicle.

About the Role:

  • Perform inspections and quality assurance checks on avionics systems, components, and installations to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and company policies.
  • Review and interpret engineering drawings, technical manuals, and other documentation to verify proper installation and operation of avionics equipment.
  • Conduct functional tests and troubleshooting of avionics systems to identify and resolve issues related to performance, functionality, or safety.
  • Maintain detailed inspection records and documentation to track the status and history of avionics components and systems.
  • Collaborate with engineers, technicians, and other team members to address quality issues and implement corrective actions.
  • Stay current with industry standards, regulations, and best practices related to avionics quality assurance and inspection processes.
  • Participate in audits and inspections by regulatory agencies or customers to demonstrate compliance with quality standards and requirements.
  • Provide guidance and training to other team members on avionics quality inspection techniques and procedures.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and contribute to the development and implementation of quality initiatives within the organization.
  • Maintain a safe and organized work environment, always adhering to safety regulations and best practices.

About You:

  • Minimum 7+ years of experience building and/or testing hardware in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a quality function.
  • Proficient in inspecting solder joints, crimping, conformal coating, staking, and surface-mounted devices in accordance with NASA 8739 and/or IPC-J-STD-001, IPC-A-610 standards.
  • Skilled in wire harness assembly and inspection following NASA-STD-8739.3 and 8739.4 and/or IPC-A-620 standards.
  • Experienced in conducting electronic testing and inspection using portable measuring devices.
  • Extensive experience interfacing with design engineering, manufacturing, and production personnel.
  • In-depth knowledge of configuration management, manufacturing methods, and process quality controls.
  • Experience developing a new or evolving quality management system (QMS) in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong technical knowledge of avionics systems, components, and installations is essential, with the ability to interpret engineering drawings, technical manuals, and specifications.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential for interacting with team members, engineers, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders. This includes the ability to write clear and concise reports and documentation.
  • A high level of attention to detail is crucial for conducting thorough inspections and ensuring compliance with quality standards and regulations.
  • Knowledgeable with AS9100 quality management systems
  • Experience in Material Review Board (MRB) processes, including identifying, documenting, and transporting non-conforming hardware in accordance with regulatory requirements and organizational procedures.

Nice to haves but not required:

  • Well-versed in process development and first-time quality efforts.
  • Highly organized and able to provide structure and direction to the previously undefined.
  • Self-aware and able to influence others outside of your organization.
  • Experience leading projects or teams, even if not in a leadership role. Demonstrate the ability to take initiative and drive quality improvement efforts.

Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annual L&D stipend and more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The below-range represents Relativity Space’s current good-faith pay scale for this role. Relativity Space reserves the right to modify or update this range at any time.

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Hiring Range:
$33.15$42.90 USD