Engineer 2, Quality Assurance - Areté Associates - Longmont, CO

Areté Associates, an employee-owned company, is a growing research and development firm recognized for contributing to national security objectives by supplying innovative solutions to challenging technical problems faced by the United States. We have an immediate need for a Quality Engineer for our software development and laser manufacturing facility. We are looking for a dedicated professional who thrives in challenging environments. Our QA department focuses on creating, building, testing, and inspecting software & hardware products. As the QA engineer, you will be responsible for site level Quality Assurance functions. SUMMARY: 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 Required Qualifications & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Quality Assurance Engineering or related field preferred 3+ years’ experience in quality assurance 2+ years’ experience in electronics manufacturing environment 1+ years’ experience in software industry (secondary skill - a plus) 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 Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process (a plus) Understanding of QA process for software development, debugging and release (a plus)
Areté Associates offers an excellent compensation and a full benefits package. U.S. citizenship, background screen and drug test are required to meet position eligibility. Please submit your resume on-line at: http://www.arete.com Areté Associates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Arete Associates Human Resources Representative.
Areté will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
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