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Filter by Date: Mar 7, 2019

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44901 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Systems and Operations Assurance Department (SOAD) is the source of expertise in Operations and Facilities Engineering, Product and Process Assurance, and Manufacturing Engineering to our corporate customers. SOAD offers a diverse range of capabilities that enable and support the effective implementation of technical and programmatic mission assurance activities on spacecraft manufacturing/processing, launch, and the associated ground systems. We have a current need for a Product Assurance Engineer to provide technical support for the evaluation, verification, and analysis activities related to the manufacturing, testing, and integration of hardware used on spacecraft and launch vehicles.


Key Functions

  • Support the development and evaluation of program quality assurance requirements
  • Perform audits and assessments of QMS and related processes
  • Evaluate corrective/preventive action and root cause analysis of hardware assembly, integration, and test anomalies
  • Support technical reviews for hardware design, manufacturing, and test


This position is available as a Senior Member of Technical Staff or Engineering Specialist.


Requirements Senior Member of Technical Staff


  • B.S. degree in engineering or related field from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a quality or manufacturing engineer in the high-reliability manufacturing of space/aerospace hardware
  • Experience using manufacturing execution systems/databases (work orders, nonconformance reports, engineering drawings, bills of material, etc.)
  • Experience auditing manufacturing build documentation and/or end item data packages (EIDP) prior to closure and/or delivery to the next higher level of assembly
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance. US citizenship is required 
  • Ability to travel to contractor and/or government facilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and on teams
  • Ability to lead and/or support multiple projects



  • Experience with QMS standards including ISO 9001 and/or AS9100
  • Experience supporting program management reviews including PDR, CDR, MRR, TRR, and PSR
  • Experience supporting anomaly and failure investigations including MRB and FRB
  • Current and active TS/SCI clearance 



Requirements for Engineering Specialist

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of experience as a quality or manufacturing engineer in the high-reliability manufacturing of space/aerospace hardware



  • Advanced degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience working in a space systems integration and test environment
  • Experience working with suppliers and subcontractors to resolve technical issues
  • Current and active TS/SCI clearance 



Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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