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NASA Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Job ID: 2017860
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2021
Category: Quality Assurance
Subcategory: Qual Assurance
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Sr. Quality Engineer to support the Safety and Mission Assurance Support - 2 (SMAS-2) contract at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. Successful candidates will provide quality assurance oversight support on a remote-sensing instrument being manufactured at GSFC.
Job Description:
  • Support possible shift work and/or weekend work Integration and Test of instrument during some phases of the project.
  • Review key contract deliverables/products and monitor compliance to plan and procedures. Review results/status from the quality audits, corrective actions, and metrics.
  • Support Project milestone reviews, peer reviews, and project reviews, providing NASA assurances to requirements and readiness as appropriate. 
  • Communicate and ensure resolution of all noncompliance issues and/or risks. Support project discrepancy board meetings, tracking discrepancy reports, change requests, and action items throughout integration and test. Provide Quality Engineering inputs to nonconforming product dispositions and corrective actions.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reporting to customer, providing additional inputs as needed to assist in customer presentations. 
  • Support activities including witnessing, handling, receiving inspection, performing or monitoring inspections and tests, reviewing documentation, and coordinating and participating in problem and failure reporting/resolution.
  • Witness compliance with various procedures and requirements documents, including contamination control, clean room activities, handling equipment (slings, cranes, hydrosets), hazardous operations, and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) control.
  • Ensure approved drawings and procedures are used.
  • Ensure equipment calibration is in compliance with requirements.
  • Prepare for (e.g. analyses, presentation materials, and other documentation) and participate in Material Review Boards (MRB), Configuration Control Boards (CCB), Failure Review Boards (FRB), and design reviews.
  • Review manufacturing flow plans for adequacy and review operational check points for Mandatory Inspections Points (MIPs).


  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Master’s and three (3) years or more of experience; PhD and 0 years related experience.
  • 4 years of additional experience accepted in lieu of degree.
Required Skills:
  • Previous Goddard experience is preferred.   
  • Strong electronics background is also preferred because candidate will need to do workmanship inspections.   
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance.


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