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Avionics Quality Inspector

Avionics Quality Inspector

Manufacturing and Production - Quality Assurance

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

Avionics Quality Inspector – Assembly


  • In-process inspection and final verification of production hardware to drawing, process specifications and work order requirements in the PCB/PCBA and assembly manufacturing work centers.
  • Identify, document, and resolve production and test anomalies in accordance with prescribed procedures and pursue corrective action as required.
  • Interface with engineering and production to resolve nonconforming material issues.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
  • Read, interpret and work from free form drawings as well as from controlled documentation and processes.
  • Independently perform verifications and document results in a clear, precise and complete manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years of Quality Assurance experience in electronic and mechanical assembly.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience with the control of nonconforming hardware, failure/root cause analysis, corrective and preventive action processes.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Associate's degree.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to articulate aerospace hardware and systems problems to technical professionals to initiate resolutions.
  • Experience reading and interpreting design drawings and CAD models.
  • Substantial knowledge of the control of nonconforming hardware, failure/root cause analysis, corrective and preventive action processes.
  • Knowledgeable with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management Systems are a plus.
  • Experience inspecting solder, crimping, conformal coating, staking, and surface mounted devices accordance with NASA 8739 and/or IPC-J-STD-001, IPC-A-610 standards is preferred.
  • Wire harness experience in accordance with NASA-STD-8739.3 and 8739.4 and/or IPC-A-620 standards is preferred.
  • Experience with performing electronic testing and inspection using portable measuring devices.
  • Proficient with computers, the ability to use MS Office, shop floor management software (ERP) and related programs.
  • Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic, be innovative, detail oriented, possess initiative, and team oriented.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to work variable work shifts dependent upon production demands.
  • Must be able to travel for short trips as needed.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. unassisted, stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces.

ITAR Requirements:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export 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. Learn more about ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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