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Quality Inspector, Second Shift



Quality Assurance
Long Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Vast is looking for a quality inspector to join our growing quality team!

Shift Schedule:

  • First shift: 6am - 3:30pm
  • Second shift: 3pm - 12:30am


  • Provide detailed in-process inspections on flight hardware, using detailed drawings, CAD models, and established processes to verify conformance to design requirements.
  • Communicate and help resolve quality related issues as they relate to other company products.
  • Process non-conforming products and assist engineering in root cause analysis and corrective action.
  • Routinely observe technical operations and offer guidance and/or serve as an additional technical resource.
  • Evaluate manufacturing compliance to NASA, range safety, and customer, as well as internal, specifications to meet launch and mission requirements.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
  • Identify, document, and resolve production and test anomalies in accordance with prescribed procedures and pursue corrective action as required.
  • Interface with engineering and production to resolve nonconforming material issues.
  • Read, interpret, and work from free form drawings as well as from controlled documentation and processes.
  • Independently perform verifications and document results in a clear, precise, and complete manner.
  • Operate dimensional inspection tools including Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) and optical comparators.

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate.
  • 3+ years of inspection experience in an aerospace, military, or manufacturing environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience reading and interpreting design drawings and CAD models.
  • Extensive experience performing dimensional inspections.
  • Experience with aerospace standards.
  • Experience using calibrated inspection tools.
  • Experience with assembling and testing manufactured hardware.
  • Experience with quality assurance principles, methods, and processes.
  • Experience inspecting 3D printed hardware.
  • Intermediate level skill with Google products (Sheets, Slides, etc.)
  • Intermediate level skill with Windows operating systems.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to articulate aerospace hardware and systems problems to technical professionals to initiate resolutions.
  • Substantial knowledge of the control of nonconforming hardware, failure/root cause analysis, corrective, and preventive action processes.
  • Knowledgeable with ISO 9001/AS9100 quality management systems.
  • Experience inspecting solder, crimping, conformal coating, staking, and surface mounted devices accordance with NASA 8739 and/or IPC-J-STD-001, IPC-A-610 standards.
  • Wire harness experience in accordance with NASA-STD-8739.3 and 8739.4 and/or IPC-A-620 standards.
  • Experience with performing electronic testing and inspection using portable measuring devices.
  • Proficient with computers, the ability to use MS Office, shop floor management software (ERP) and related programs.
  • Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic, be innovative, detail oriented, possess initiative, and team oriented.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a background check and gain access to government facilities.
  • Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, and/or weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. unassisted.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 10%.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, stoop, bend, crawl, and work in tight spaces.
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.