Quality Inspector

Mission Success · Boulder, Colorado
Department Mission Success
Employment Type Full-Time Hourly
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is a leading provider of turnkey small satellite solutions, including nanosatellites, microsatellites, and ESPA-class. We specialize in precision pointing platforms based upon our high-performance attitude determination and control components. BCT’s highly experienced staff has developed low-cost, flight-proven, high-performance, high-reliability spacecraft systems and components that enable a wide range of missions for academic, commercial, and government applications. Our state-of-the-art spacecraft and subsystems are supporting LEO, GEO, Lunar, and interplanetary missions.

Blue Canyon Technologies is looking for a Quality Assurance Inspector to join our growing team. 

Title: Quality Assurance Inspector

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $22.00 - $32.00  (salary to be determined by education, experience, knowledge and skills)

Location: Lafayette and Boulder, CO


  • 100% company paid health, dental and vision benefits for you and your dependents effective the first of the month following hire date
  • Life insurance
  • 401k (matching 4% with a 6% contribution
  • Generous PTO (3 weeks of vacation + 3 floating holidays, 2 weeks of sick time, 7 paid holidays throughout the year) and parental leave
  • Break rooms stocked with snacks, drinks, expresso machines and ping pong tables.

Required Education & Experience:

  • 2 years of quality inspection experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in electronics and mechanical hardware assurance methods (inspection, test, analysis). 
  • Preferred experience inspecting spaceflight hardware and systems.
  • Working understanding of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, AS9100, etc.)
  • Certified to IPC standards.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Approve material by confirming specification and conducting visual inspections.
  • Document inspection results by inputting data into the quality database
  • Assist in conducting internal audits.
  • Assist in Lean Manufacturing methodology throughout the Quality department
  • Assist in continuous improvement programs.
  • Assist Quality Manager in establishing, implementing and maintaining the QMS.


100% company paid insurance premiums for you and your dependents (health, dental and vision), generous PTO plan, 401k, beautiful new office location in Boulder, CO.

Working conditions:

This job operates in both a test lab and professional office locations.  Clean room work will be required.

Physical requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

*All employees of BCT possessing or attempting to gain government clearance will be required to successfully pass a drug test.

Blue Canyon Technologies is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other protected factor. Blue Canyon Technologies is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Cathy Juntunen at 720-450-8252 or HR@bluecanyontech.com.

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  • Location
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Department
    Mission Success
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Hourly
  • Minimum Experience