Quality Inspector II

Mission Success · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Mission Success
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is leading the way in the New Space revolution!  Our state-of-the-art systems are currently on missions from low Earth orbit to the Moon, near earth asteroids, and to Mars.  We create high-reliability spacecraft with significantly greater performance, much smaller size and at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems.  We are involved in a wide range of projects for academic, commercial, and government applications. Join our innovative and dynamic company, as we build the small spacecraft of the future.  Blue Canyon Technologies is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Quality Inspector II to join our growing team.  Well qualified applicants will be motivated and invested in company success.

Title: Quality Inspector II

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $18.60 - $24.62/h (salary to be determined by education, experience, knowledge and skills)

Location: Lafayette, 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 minimum 5% 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 and drinks

Position Purpose:  As a Quality Inspector II you will be using your skills and abilities to ensure that our products meet engineering and customer requirements. You may verify procured parts from suppliers, products and assemblies from space component manufacturing operations, and even fully completed spacecraft!  You will help the company improve by facilitating continuous activities throughout the lifecycle by providing feedback on processes, procedures, and observations. And ultimately, your contributions will help ensure that our customers receive reliable spaceflight hardware that meet or exceed their expectations!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspection of mechanical hardware using calipers, micrometers, height gages, thread gages, and CMMs.
  • Inspection of printed wiring boards (PWB), verification of electrical, electronic, and electromechanical (EEE) components, cable assemblies, and inspection of printed wiring assemblies (PWA.)
  • Inspection of spaceflight components such as buses. solar arrays, sun sensors, reaction wheels and other subassembly components.
  • Reviewing and verifying incoming documentation from suppliers including material traceability, test reports, certificates of conformity, and packing lists.
  • Documentation of inspection activities using electronic information systems, written logs, and labels.
  • Witness and verify various testing and setup operations.
  • Detection of non-conforming conditions and documenting in clear and precise language.
  • Collaborate with program Quality Engineers and Manufacturing personnel in support of process and product non-conformances in a constructive and well-articulated manner.
  • Foster a collaborative and interactive team environment that supports both a learning and teaching culture. Maintain an effective work relationship with others in the company.
  • Follow established job safety practices, policies and procedures as specified in plant and in corporate directives for the safe performance of daily activities. Proactively suggest improvements and elevate issues to management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • High school diploma or GED Equivalent and at least 2 years of relevant experience
  • A higher-level degree may substitute for experience.
  • Related experience may be considered in lieu of required education.
  • Inspection or Quality Engineering experience in aerospace/defense, electronics contract manufacturing, and/or high precision machining.
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T ASME Y14.5 - Formal training is preferred) 
  • Experience with inspection of electronic workmanship of PWB, PWA, and cables (IPC600, IPC610, IPC620.) Preference is given to current 3rd party certification. Being able to be certified to these standards will be required to perform the job duties.
  • Experienced with and understanding of mechanical drawings and interpreting technical schematics.
  • Experience performing Receiving Inspection and reviewing material certifications.
  • Experience using ERP/MRP and engineering data management software.
  • Basic understanding of material flow in a manufacturing environment and importance of measuring tool calibration.
  • Familiarity with ISO9000 requirements as it pertains to manufacturing and quality operations. AS9100 experience preferred.

Working Conditions:

This job operates in a laboratory environment in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard laboratory and manufacturing equipment such as computers, electronic test equipment, common inspection tools and equipment, microscopes, color displays and associated office equipment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

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 and stand for long periods of time.  The employee is commonly required to bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 15 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.

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
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Department
    Mission Success
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience