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Supplier Quality Engineer

Berthoud, CO
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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 Major relies on suppliers for mission-critical components and services. The Supply Quality Engineering team ensures that suppliers meet Ursa Major’s requirements and push to continuously improve. Supplier Quality Engineers (SQEs) audit suppliers, problem-solve issues and develop control plans. SQEs also review supplier verification and validation submissions and act as a liaison for supplier quality concerns and questions.

Responsibilities for the assigned suppliers:

  • Determine the requirements to qualify suppliers by product, process, or service in collaboration with Engineering and Procurement
  • Develop the required quality controls to ensure consistent product and service quality and delivery
  • Evaluate supplier quality risk and create a response and contingency plans
  • Manage deviation, concession, and requirement clarification requests from suppliers
  • Manage open deviation permits and drive deviation permits to permanent changes
  • Monitor supplier quality performance and provide periodic reporting or dashboards for stakeholders across the organization
  • Issue and review supplier corrective action requests and introduce performance improvement plans to suppliers as necessary
  • Problem-solve quality disruptions at suppliers to minimize production schedule impact
  • Plan and conduct supplier audits, report audit results, and organize audit finding response verification
  • Visit suppliers to strengthen relationships, verify capabilities, and remedy any quality concerns
  • Other tasks as assigned by Ursa Major Quality Management

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (or related science field) and 2+ years of relevant experience or 5+ years of relevant industry experience. 
  • Experience with various types of inspection equipment
  • Ability to evaluate supplier or product conformance to specific requirements
  • Excellent communication skills to interface with suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Availability to travel up to 50% of the time depending on business circumstances
  • Experience participating in or conducting audits
  • Concentration-specific experience, like mechanical, additive manufacturing, special processes, or avionics

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in the space or aerospace industry
  • Experience with various manufacturing technologies including additive manufacturing, machining, heat treating, coating application, avionics, and wiring harness assembly and test
  • Experience with AS9100D requirements
  • Experience planning and managing audits
  • Understanding of GD&T and drawing interpretation

Benefits Include

  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance; Tax Advantage Accounts (HSA/FSA); Employer Paid Short and Long Term Disability, Basic Life, AD&D, and EAP Program; Additional Benefit Options Including Voluntary Life, Emergency Medical Transport, and Pet Insurance
  • 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 $90,000 - $130,000, 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.

US CITIZENSHIP OR PERMANENT RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED.

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.


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.
 
US CITIZENSHIP OR PERMANENT RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED.
 
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.