Quality Assurance Engineer

Longmont, Colorado 80501
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Areté conducts research, development and operational capability development across the technology spectrum for a wide range of national security and commercial customers.  Areté applies hard science to hard problems to develop innovative solutions.  We execute cutting edge analysis in sensors, lasers, and modeling.  We also conduct field tests of our products and manufacture a variety of components.  An employee-owned company, Areté offers an exciting and challenging work environment with highly competitive compensation levels, a full benefits package and significant advancement opportunities. Our office in Longmont, Colorado has an immediate opening for an Engineer, Quality Assurance reporting to the Manager, Quality Assurance Engineering.  This is an exempt, non-supervisory, full-time position.

The successful candidate:

Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product. Collaborates with engineering laboratory and production functions to ensure quality standards are in place. Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment. Designs and analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms, and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess control and manage risks of product quality and determine the responsibility for products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications. Audits quality systems for development acceptance criteria (parameters based on product result). May undertake root cause analysis of incidents requiring corrective action. Ensures that corrective measures and deviation meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements. May specialize in the areas of design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation and reliability, inventory control and/or research and development as they apply to product or process quality. May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality methodologies and utilize quality tools to help drive continuous improvement.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide QA support for the development and production of laser products in our production facility. These products are hardware related with software elements integrated.
  • Review requirements, specifications, and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Monitor, audit and provide performance reporting on the production of deliverable hardware products.
  • Investigate the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement solutions
  • Track quality assurance metrics, for instance, non-conformances, bug reports, root causes and corrective action activities.
  • Witness and verify regression testing and product acceptance testing.
  • Monitor and review quarterly supplier data
  • Review and process incoming material in support of production builds
  • Provide quarterly inspection data and quality assurance reports to senior management
  • Participate in all QA meetings • Provide program managers and engineers with necessary data
  • Create and document inspection plans for incoming material and in process assemblies

Salary Range: $75,000 - $100,000

Areté offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, educational assistance, an employee stock option plan (ESOP), 401(K), and competitive pay. U.S. citizenship, background screen, and drug test are required to meet position eligibility. Submit your resume online at Arete.


Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Quality Assurance Engineering, or related field preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in quality assurance
  • 2+ years of experience in electronics manufacturing environment
  • Strong knowledge of QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Capacity to work independently and in a team
  • Proven capability to comprehend and represent technical product specifications
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to acquire a security clearance
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. on an frequent basis, with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Understanding of QA process for software development, debugging and release
  • 1+ years of experience in software industry



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