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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Quality Engineer in Centennial, Colorado

Quality Engineer

Centennial, Colorado

Date posted 03/29/2021

Job ID 31531BR

Company General Atomics

Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years)

Job Title Quality Engineer

City Centennial

State Colorado

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

Salary Minimum $75,312

Salary Maximum $112,968

Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Satellite Quality Engineer in our Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Group located in Centennial, Colorado.


  • Analyzes design reliability and quality to recommend process changes and enhancements.

  • Creates or recommends design, dimensional or manufacturing process changes to improve products and reduce costs.

  • Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment. Participates in functional testing and/or inspection of equipment and systems.

  • May perform internal audits for quality systems for deficiency identification and correction. Implements solutions to complex problems occurring internally and at vendor facilities.

  • Prepares statistical analysis reports, specifications and other technical documents.

  • Interprets and adapts quality standards and government regulations to meet contractual requirements.

  • Provides QA input on project direction to other staff members.

  • Performs incoming material/part inspection.

  • Generates nonconformance, material rejections and corrective action reports, as well as communicating final acceptance test reports with customers.

  • Generates and maintains electronic and hard copy files of all quality and as-built information (Objective Quality Evidence) for each product based on internal and contract requirements.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • May be required to attend meetings and testing evolutions at vendor and/or launch facilities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor's or master's degree in engineering or related discipline and five or more years of related experience with a bachelor's degree or three or more years with a master's degree. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • US Citizenship is required.

  • Must have strong working knowledge in reviewing/approving electrical and mechanical designs to established quality standards.

  • Experience in aerospace technologies or similar engineering background is highly preferred.

  • Strong working knowledge of AS9100/9102, AS478N, IPC-610/620 for inspection and repairs to PCBAs (specifically JSTD-001ES) or similar Space standards.

  • Experience reviewing, approving, witnessing, and accepting/rejecting complex electronic test procedures and results for system requirements verification.

  • Experience in reviewing design documents and Contract Requirements Deliverables Lists (CDRL) for compliance to contract requirements.

  • Intermediate working level of knowledge in SAP.Must be able to apply a sound understanding of inspection methods and have a strong knowledge of computer operations and applications.

  • The analytical ability required to develop creative solutions to routine and non-routine quality issues and the skills required to present those solutions to internal and external customers and Management.

  • Must be detail-oriented to accurately prepare statistical reports and technical documents in support of company objectives.

  • Nonconformance adjudication process knowledge/Material Review Board process knowledge.

  • Currently possess or have the ability to get and maintain a “Secret” or above DOD security clearance is highly desirable.

  • The ability to perform duties independently with little to no on-site supervision.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

Each job has a salary range which identifies the minimum, midpoint (market) and maximum base pay for the job. Pay rates are established based on the individual's knowledge, skill, experience and education/training needed to perform the job.

Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25

Relocation Assistance Provided Yes

US Citizenship Required? Yes

Clearance Required? Desired

Clearance Level Secret

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are an experienced professional, GA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click Apply Now below to be directed to the complete job description.

General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws.