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Quality Engineer - L Clearance

Engineering and Architecture

Quality Engineer


Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States



Quality Engineer - L Clearance


Albuquerque, NM

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking an experienced Quality Engineer to support programs and work within a team of other Quality Engineers to mature the Mission Assurance System (MAS). We deliver superior, innovative systems and technologies from initial design all the way through testing and fielding. Our diverse capabilities include precision strike and defense, autonomy, navigation guidance & control, directed energy, signal processing, advanced target recognition, lethality and threat assessment.

During the project development phase, the selected candidate will assist project managers, engineers, and system engineers in planning the project. During receiving and assembly, the quality engineers are responsible for controlling the quality of the installation and confirming that everything has been completed to specification and in the proper order.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Support the projects with execution of its deliverables within the Mission Assurance System (MAS) framework, ISO 9001/AS9100, and customer requirements.
  • Support Quality teams (Quality Operations, Configuration Management, Document Management personnel) and coordinate support for assigned projects.
  • Perform internal audits against program requirements and corporate and center policy.
  • Manage and adjudicate program nonconformances, lead quality assurance causal, lesson learned and risk analysis.
  • Apply engineering methods, tools, and techniques and technical judgment to design, maintain, and improve processes to ensure the delivery of high-quality product.
  • Use formal quality and analysis tools, such as statistical process control, Plan-Do-Check-Act, Lean Six Sigma, Casual Analysis Techniques, Defect Prevention to reduce operational, management, production risks, and prevent recurrence of problems.
  • Successfully enable the transfer of processes, products, and quality documents to industry partners.
  • Conduct validation and verification activities to ensure that the processes and products meet the customer’s requirements.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite. Occasional travel.

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Company Overview:

Work Where it Matters

Akima Infrastructure Services (AIS), an Akima company, is not just another staffing contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AIS, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AIS provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AIS supports vital missions with the most in-demand and specialized skill sets in the world.

As an AIS employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Security Clearance Required:


Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • An active DOE L-level security clearance; or other equivalent active security clearance such as DOD Top Secret.
  • Bachelor’s degree related to Quality Engineering & 5 plus years related experience; or (AS+ 9 or no degree+ 13)
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems, processes, and tools in an R&D or production environment.
  • Experience with ISO9001 and or AS9100
  • Ability to lift more than 35 lbs. with or without assistance

Preferred Qualifications (Desired):

  • Knowledge of a wide range of flight systems operating from subsonic through hypersonic flight regimes.
  • A familiarity of Sandia process and practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop, author, and maintain policies, plans, and procedures.
  • An active DOE Q-level security clearance; or other equivalent active security clearance such as DOD Top Secret or the ability to obtain clearance.


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