Quality Control Inspector

Berthoud, Colorado
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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.

The Quality Control Inspector’s primary focus will be ensuring on-time delivery of high-quality products that meet our customer’s expectations.  Supporting the manufacturing and design teams to ensure the parts and materials used in the manufacture of our products meet the specification requirements and aerospace standards.

This role reports to the Inspection Lead with support from manufacturing planning and other Quality roles, such as Manufacturing Quality Engineers, Metrology Engineers, and Supply Quality Engineers.


  • Perform dimensional, electrical, and/or visual inspections as appropriate for procured items
  • Operate manual and automated test and inspection equipment
  • Review submitted supplier certifications as required (material and/or special process) for accuracy and completeness
  • Perform part and subassembly inspection or testing
  • Record legible, complete, and accurate inspection results and other documentation
  • Author Discrepancy Reports (DR) as needed
  • Support MRB inventory and clearance activities
  • Program or assist in programming automated test and inspection equipment
  • Assist in calibration and maintenance of inspection equipment and update the calibration recall tracking system
  • Other duties as assigned by Quality Management

Required Qualifications:

  • High School degree (technical school preferred)
  • Quality control/inspection experience in a precision machining or aerospace environment (5+ years)
  • Ability to read drawings and standards
  • Knowledge of the background and application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Skill using standard inspection tools, methods, and reporting requirements
  • Previous experience with various types of metrology equipment used in performing dimensional or electrical inspections including their capabilities and limitations
  • Experience in a moderate volume and mix manufacturing environment

Desired Experience:

  • Experience operating automated inspection equipment such as comparators, height stands, surface profilometers, CMM, or similar
  • Aerospace industry or machine shop experience
  • ASQ CMI Certification
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree

Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid parental and Adoptive Leave
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Tax Advantage Accounts (HSA/FSA)
  • Employer Paid Short and Long Term Disability, Basic Life, AD&D
  • Additional Benefit Options Including Voluntary Life, Emergency Medical Transport and Pet Insurance
  • EAP Program 
  • 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 $65,000 - $85,000, 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.