The Quality Technician II supports the Quality Engineering group through
processing First Article Inspection (FAI) and Part Approval Process,
selective inspection, analysis and processing of internal Nonconformance
Reporting (NC) material and other administrative and logistical support
duties. Represents the Quality Department in witnessing and documenting UAV
flight acceptance test activity.
Processes inbound or outbound FAI and deliverable submissions accurately
and timely including: receipt and analysis of parts and/or supporting
documentation; completion of associated records and logs; communication of
submission status as needed to QEs, managers, engineers or interested
parties; processing of parts after completion; maintaining records and
files associated with submissions; and other related tasks.
Conducts selective inspection under the direction of the QE group
including: receipt and verification of material, completion and
maintenance of related documentation, communication of inspection results
to concerned parties and processing of material after verification using
Processes internal non-conforming material as needed in support of QE
including: retrieval and analysis of material, interpretation of
preliminary findings and restatement of problem statements to ensure
understanding of problem, processing material through the necessary NC
processes, communication of status to concerned parties, maintaining
necessary documentation and processing material to internal and external
Provides general support of QEs including communication, Corrective Action
Request processing, product evaluation, and sorting activities under
exceptional circumstances, and interfacing with other team members as
necessary to complete assigned tasks in support of continuous improvement
initiatives using A3, Six Sigma DMAIC forms.
Support DCMA Source Inspection process
Coordinates with Shipping and Contracts department as needed to ensure
Responsible for creating the Final Inspection documentation package
including COC, TDR's, etc., and as necessary support internal/external
Represents and supports QEs during internal and 3rd party audits regarding
the essential functions above and as needed regarding our measurements
system and documented system.
Develops and maintains process instructions for quality-related activities
Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature
Other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
1 - 2 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of
education, training, and experience
Demonstrated expertise in mechanical inspection methods and skills
including surface plate work, hand tools, and gages, etc.
Solid ability to read and understand drawing requirements including a
solid understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance to ANSI Y14.5
Basic knowledge of FAI validation and verification process requirements
Strong computer skills and is proficient in MS Office Suite (Word,
Access, PowerPoint, Excel)
Basic knowledge of engineering drawings and specification systems
Must be able to fill out the necessary flight test documentation
Must be able to properly document any/all non-conformances encountered
Must have the skills necessary to perform pre and post-flight visual
inspections on flight hardware and components.
Must possess the skills necessary to remove and replace field replaceable
components on aircraft. Will populate excel spreadsheets on a daily basis
documenting flight test results
Must able to work efficiently in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
Required to travel to and from remote flying sites on a daily basis
Must have a valid California driver's license and clean driving record
Willingness to work overtime also a must
Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
2 year technical degree desired; Quality system courses and/or equivalent
Aerospace quality management system experience (AS9100DD) and/or
internal audit experience is preferred
Solid ability to accurately record and manage data, records, files and
other documents to support tasks
Has an analytical approach to problem solving and high organizational
skills as well as effective time management, interpersonal and
Strong ability to manage time and prioritize tasks
Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small
teams share a broad variety of duties
Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company
Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance
performance of oneself, others, and the company
Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above
one's own interests
Ability to work the majority of the time outdoors in varying weather
conditions, when needed, during flight test activity (Frequent)
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and carry/move objects of varying shapes and
Regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers
to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
The salary range for this role is:
$19 - $28
AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but
not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a
candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.
This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance
with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export
Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements
of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific
documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S.
person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent
resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or
asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S.
Citizenship due to contract requirements.
Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical,
dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid
holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings
please visit: https:// www. avinc.com/myavbenefits.
We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. avinc.com to
learn more about us.
Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.
Who We Are
Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned
aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by
celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the
leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the
team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created
the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative
vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection
in Washington, DC.
Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical
missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our
customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.
What We Do
Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs,
develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft
systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department
of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to
provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time,
airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and
works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the
concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be
considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical
condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.
U.S. Citizenship required