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Quality Engineer/Inspector



Quality Assurance
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Ampaire Inc. Quality Engineer/Inspector Hawthorne, CA · Full time

Quality Engineer/Inspector will play an integral role on a talented team focused on decarbonizing aviation. If you thrive in a collaborative, cutting edge, entrepreneurial environment and are looking for a unique opportunity to join a highly motivated team, with excellent benefits and a casual but results-driven work environment - this is the perfect opportunity for you.


Position Title: Quality Engineer/Inspector

Classification: Exempt, Salary

Position Status:  Full-Time

Reports To:  Director of Quality

Direct Reports:  No


  • Ensure compliance with company policies, practices, procedures, and work rules to establish, support and maintain an AS9100-compliant Quality Management System
  • Interface with manufacturing, engineering, procurement, and suppliers to ensure that quality requirements are met and correctly documented
  • Coordinate with suppliers and customers on product quality issues, escapes, and development of corrective actions.
  • Analyze non-conformance trends to evaluate effectiveness of corrective actions
  • Participate in process improvement planning in a Team based environment.
  • Develop and maintain required process metrics
  • Successfully handle the quality audit process, including planning, preparing, executing, reporting results, and follow-up
  • Perform process quality audits and internal audits of the QMS
  • Perform shipping and receiving inspections
  • Perform shop inspections of prototype aviation parts
  • Perform aircraft part and installation quality inspections
  • Support sourcing of aviation COTS and prototype parts from qualified suppliers
  • Comply with safety regulations and promote safe working environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience in Quality Engineering 
  • In depth understanding of testing, inspection, quality issues, and certification of aircraft, including all systems
  • Hands-on experience in an aviation fabrication, assembly, and integration environment
  • Knowledge of AS9100, ISO 9001:2000, industry standards, and FAA regulations and rules (e.g., 14 CFR Parts 23, 33, 39, 43, 65, 91, 145, AC 43.13-1B and -2B, etc.)
  • Proven experience in quantitative data analysis, measurement systems, reporting methodologies and MRB processes

Desired Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in Quality Engineering 
  • Formal Qualification in Quality Management
  • Professional qualification or a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Ability to review detailed drawings, CAD models, and other specification papers to determine the job, material, and equipment requirements
  • Prior experience of facilitating continuous improvement programs within an organization
  • Previous participation in Nadcap Accreditation and Certification would be an advantage
  • Experienced user of Jama requirements management tool
  • Experience in influencing teams and senior managers
  • ASQ certification preferred

Travel: Up to 10% Travel to Camarillo Airport to support flight testing.


Ampaire is a tech startup based in California that is leading the charge in electric aviation. We are on a mission to provide the world with electric commercial flights that are affordable, quiet, and environmentally conscious. We are building the future of air travel by reimagining the way people and their things fly. We are a practical and lean start-up that quickly iterates and learns, and this has allowed Ampaire to be among the first of the electric aviation companies to fly.

We are located at the intersection of aerospace and electric vehicles, right next to SpaceX and Tesla at Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles County. As part of Starburst, the world’s top aerospace accelerator, we have access to an international support network. We're proud to have won multiple international awards as a Top Aerospace Startup (Hello Tomorrow, Paris), Top Electrification Startup (New Mobility Challenge, Los Angeles), and IEEE N3XT Stars. We've also been featured in Aviation Week for our creative business approach and early success. Our talented team brings a diverse background from top institutions including Caltech, Stanford, USC, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, and General Motors.


At Ampaire, we are committed to building a more inclusive ecosystem that integrates women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups into the cleantech sector and aerospace industry. We strongly encourage applications from qualified applicants and members of underrepresented groups. Ampaire is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Ampaire is governed based on 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.


$70,000 - $210,000 per year