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Supervisor, Quality Assurance - Source Inspection

Supervisor, Quality Assurance - Source Inspection

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



  • Owns program to evaluate conformity of purchased parts to purchase order requirements by verifying supplier-provided documentation, checking parts for damage, correct part numbers, revisions, quantities, trace information, etc.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining procedures and work instructions, communicating changes to the source inspection team and suppliers, and ensuring adherence to the updated procedures / work instructions
  • Suggests and implements changes in working conditions and procedures to increase safety and efficiency
  • Spends ~25% of time at suppliers to understand the work environment, and make process and procedure improvements
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems; supports conflict resolution with suppliers
  • Interfaces with suppliers and internal SpaceX stakeholders to resolve problems related to product and documentation conformance, corrective action compliance and procedures / work instructions
  • Supports receiving operations team meetings as required
  • Supports and maintains the organization’s metrics and objectives
  • Performs supervisor duties with timecards, training, audits, procedure creation and performance reviews
  • Confers with leadership, source inspectors, and human resources to resolve issues


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, supply chain, business or technical discipline; or 3 years of experience with manufacturing, quality and/or inspection processes
  • 1+ years of experience in a direct management role


  • Ability to understand basic purchase orders (PO) quality requirements, their intent, and how supplied documentation meets these requirements
  • Leadership skills and experience in project management
  • Technical problem solving skills and strong communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized, flexible, and demonstrate a high sense of urgency
  • High computer literacy including ability to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Knowledge of GD&T and dimensional inspection tools and methods
  • ISO 9001/AS9100/9102 (first article inspection) experience preferred
  • Lean/6-Sigma experience
  • Green / Black belt certification


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


  • 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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