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Quality Source Inspector - Avionics

Quality Source Inspector - Avionics

Supply Chain Management

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.

Quality Source Inspector – Avionics


  • Travel up to 95% of the time to perform documentation review and flight hardware inspections at supplier sites
  • Conduct regular on-site surveillance at critical Avionics suppliers to ensure compliance to SpaceX standards and procedures
  • Execute in-process inspection and final verification of production hardware to drawing, process specifications and work order requirements engineering drawings, purchase order(s), industry standards, and SpaceX specifications
  • Identify, document, and resolve production and test anomalies in accordance with prescribed procedures and drive supplier corrective action as required
  • Interface with engineering and supply chain to resolve nonconforming material issues
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring efficiency and consistency across multiple suppliers
  • Read, interpret and work from drawings as well as from controlled documentation and processes.
  • Independently perform verifications and document results in a clear, precise and complete manner
  • Identify and escalate supplier problems to appropriate SpaceX stakeholders to ensure proper resolution as necessary
  • Facilitate sourcing strategy and provide input on outsourcing decisions as needed
  • Support the development of inspection plans at suppliers
  • Support supplier corrective action process, including verifying corrective action implementation


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Experience in avionics/aviation inspections or manufacturing
  • Ability to read and interpret design drawings and CAD models


  • Strong GD&T knowledge through experience and/or formal training
  • Strong knowledge of the control of nonconforming hardware, failure/root cause analysis, corrective and preventive action processes
  • Knowledgeable with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management Systems / AS9102 (First Article Inspection) experience
  • Wire harness experience in accordance with NASA-STD-8739.4 and/or IPC-A-620 standards
  • Experience inspecting printed circuit boards, soldering, crimping, and polymeric application in accordance with IPC-J-STD-001, IPC-A-600, and IPC-A-610 standards
  • Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic, be innovative, detail-oriented, team oriented and possess initiative
  • Proficient with computers, the ability to use MS Office, shop floor management software (ERP) and related programs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Position may involve long hours and weekend work as needed
  • Frequent travel to suppliers required. Valid driver’s license mandatory


  • 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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