Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: Manassas, VA
Job Code: 1975
# of openings: 2



The QAE will have a productive, working knowledge of aerospace industry standard concepts, practices, and procedures within Quality Assurance. Candidate must be able to work effectively in a prototype aerospace product development environment, support the new product teams’ design and development efforts, and help assure the teams follow processes and procedures; must have strong technical, organizational, and communication skills to assure safety and quality of the development process output.

  • Support AVA AS9100 Quality Management System on a daily basis.

  • Program support to include:

    • Model/Drawing interrogation for producibility, inspectability, and FAI using CATIA V5

    • APQP/Inspection Plan creation including AS9102 FAI as required

    • Statistical Process Control, tolerance analyses, statistical and other data analyses as necessary

    • Inspection of prototypes as-built vs as-designed, and reconcile config variances with Engineering

    • Supplier Quality assessments and supplier development (some travel req’d)

    • Lead as req’d. readiness reviews (e.g. design, test, flight, manufacturing, delivery, etc.)

  • Program Management Review, Customer Program Review and Operations Review support, as needed

  • Assist as Internal Auditor and Assist as Sub-tier Supplier Auditor, and procedure development as required


  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Quality, Operations, or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Prefer a working knowledge in CATIA V5 model-based definition

  • Working knowledge of tolerance analysis methods, quality plan development, inspection methods, etc.

  • Experience in AS9100 Quality system is required

  • Aware of IPC-610 and -620 workmanship standards

  • Working knowledge of 2D and 3D inspection equipment strongly preferred

  • Working knowledge of process data analysis methods (SPC, Pareto, Minitab, etc.)

  • Proficient with MS Office suite

Physical Requirements

  • Physical dexterity and visual acuity necessary to fulfill the requirements of the position

Shift Requirements

  • Supporting prototype programs on alternate shifts are probable.



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