Quality Assurance Inspector

Berthoud, CO

The journey to space starts with the engines. 

Ursa Major was founded to bring a new model to space access: one in which every link in an enormous value chain isn’t limited by those around it. We design rocket engines and propulsion solutions.  
Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team. A team that will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are an intrinsically motivated team that has a passion for solving problems and empowering each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.
Ursa is looking for a highly-skilled Quality Assurance Inspector to support our rocket engine products. The candidate must be capable of thriving in an energetic, highly interactive organization where balancing support requests from various teams is required. The QA Inspector will start by performing incoming inspection of high-tolerance aerospace hardware using dimensional inspection systems and/or hand tools. The final role and the employee’s seniority will be determined by the candidates’ skills, qualifications, experience and ambitions.
The candidate should be comfortable using Microsoft Office products, using modern ERP systems, data entry into various databases, and have demonstrated ability to process tasks assigned in a digital workplace.
Working conditions is in a metrology lab environment with support on the manufacturing floor as needed. The candidate must be physically capable of moving parts up to 40 lbs. and standing for intermittent durations during the workday while performing some inspections.
The Inspector will be a member of the Quality Assurance Team. 

Primary Responsibilities & Required Skills

  • Inspection of tight-tolerance mechanical parts and assemblies using software-driven CMM, Faro or Romer Arms and/or video measurement equipment
  • Detailed inspection of hardware using hand tools, including calipers, micrometers and other measurement devices. This will be the primary responsibility of the job
  • Electrical inspections using multimeters for continuity, resistance, or inductance
  • Experience completing AS9102 First Article Inspection reports
  • GD&T and technical drawing comprehension
  • Measurement data input into inspection records, either by DRO or manual entry
  • Creation of Discrepancy Reports as required
  • MRB inventory management and proper disposition

Secondary Responsibilities & Desired Skills

  • General inspection area work, organization and 6S
  • Ability to develop programs for computerized or digitally controlled inspection equipment.
  • Quality Assurance database experience - set-up, maintenance and use
  • Measurement data utilization and database creation and/or management (SPC in Minitab or other statistical software)
  • Background and experience in the Aerospace or Space industry
  • ASQ Certified Quality Inspector or Certified Quality Technician is preferred

Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance; STD; Life and AD&D
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Company stock options

Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation range of this role, which is $70,000 - $100,000, determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy. Click here for more information about our awesome benefits.

NOTE: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and the drive necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
No outside recruiters please.
As a U.S. government contractor, Ursa Major is subject to President Biden’s September 9, 2021 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors requiring federal contractors to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. However, recently a federal judge in Georgia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that prohibits the government from enforcing the federal contractor vaccine mandate. The order covers all contractors and subcontractors in the United States and its territories, and will be in place until further notice. Additionally, while Ursa Major is still subject to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard given our 100+ employees, its implementation and enforcement is currently suspended pending future developments in the litigation.
Given these updates, we are suspending the Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy until further notice. With this is mind, Ursa Major fully intends to comply immediately with changes to any COVID-19 mandates.