Quality Assurance Technician III

Pittsburgh, PA

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world.  The company’s suite of lunar landers delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals.  The company is also developing advanced space robotics capabilities such as terrain relative navigation, mobile robotics for lunar surface operations, and reliable computing systems for mission-critical applications.  Originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, Astrobotic is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization, and mining.  Astrobotic’s headquarters is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a second location in Mojave, California.

We are currently looking for an experienced and highly analytical technician to join our Quality department.  As a Quality Technician for Astrobotic, you will be plan and perform receiving, in process and final product inspections to verify production conformance in accordance with OEM/OCM specifications, engineering drawings, models, schematics, and other inspection plans.  The Quality Technician reports on all part and product nonconformities and re-inspects rework to original specifications.  An ideal candidate will exhibit great attention to detail, possess strong organizational skills and have the technical ability to inspect both mechanical and electrical parts and electro-mechanical assemblies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform incoming inspections of procured products to include, but not limited to, machined parts, cable harnesses, connectors, electrical components, circuit card assemblies, etc. 
  • Perform in-process inspections at various stages of Astrobotic-led production.
  • Perform final inspections on finished Astrobotic products and ensure completion of associated production documentation.
  • Complete inspection records to document inspection findings, and initiate nonconformance reports if applicable.
  • Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, specifications, procedures, and other product technical documentation to assess and communicate compliance of inspection results with Quality, Engineering and Management.
  • Supports physical configuration audits (PCA) to ensure integration and test integrity and traceability to engineering baseline release is maintained.
  • Evaluate data and generate clear, detailed reports or other written correspondence to communicate results, observations, and nonconforming conditions.
  • Supports the Inspection, measurement and test equipment process and ensures calibration requirements are maintained. 
  • Supports on-going inspection equipment verifications.
  • Supports electrostatic discharge monitoring and verification of ESD mats, floors and work benches.
  • Provide feedback on the effectiveness of existing quality procedures, processes, standards, and expectations to ensure optimum product quality is being achieved.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree from two-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Current or previous IPC-A-610 and/or IPC/WHMA-A-620 certification or proven ability and interest to obtain trainer certification in near-term.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, specifications, procedures, and other product technical documentation.
  • Has working experience in an AS9100 environment.
  • Has strong verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and understand fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Desired Qualifications:

  • Current or previous nondestructive evaluation (NDE) certifications, quality inspector certifications, and other applicable aerospace industry certifications, or proven ability and interest to obtain certifications in near-term.
  • Familiarity with databases, ERP, and PLM systems
  • Currently retains:
    • NDT Level I, II, or III certification
    • Certified Weld Inspector (CWI) certification
    • Other NASA or aerospace industry inspection certifications
  • The employee must be able to regularly lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Some projects may require corrected vision to a specific level.

Physical Demands

  • The employee must be able to regularly lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Some projects may require corrected vision to a specific level.

The base salary range represents the low and high end of the anticipated salary range for this position. The actual base salary offered for this position will depend on numerous factors including individual performance, business objectives, and the candidates professional experience.  Base salary is just one component of Astrobotic’s competitive total rewards strategy.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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.

Astrobotic Technology, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to contact@astrobotic.com.