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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Orbit Fab

Orbit Fab

Quality Assurance
Lafayette, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2023

With a vision for a bustling in-space economy that can support permanent jobs in space, Orbit Fab is building the fundamental infrastructure this entire economy can be built upon: a fuel supply in orbit.

Today, satellites cannot be refueled. A single-use paradigm severely limits satellite mobility and holds back the development of economic activities in space. Orbit Fab is building the first Gas Stations in Space™ refueling infrastructure. We develop the supply chain architecture and technology to deliver propellant in space, allowing satellites to be built for lower cost, to be more flexible and maneuverable, to be more precisely controlled, and to operate longer, enabling operations and business models that have never before been imagined..

Established in 2018, we have already flown three tankers to space; with the first one flown within one year of founding. Working closely with partners and customers across the space industry, we are making the thriving in-space economy a reality.


As a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, you will support the production and engineering teams with driving towards internal and external milestones for product life cycle development.


  • Strong verbal and written communication with team members, stakeholders and customers

  • Solid presentation skills and participation in PDR, CDR, MRR, TRR, PSR milestones

  • Superb organization skills in tracking new design/development through manufacturing process

  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work in and contribute to a diverse and cross functional, multi-disciplinary team environment

  • Provide technical quality leadership across the value stream, raw material, internal and manufacturing

  • Develop refueling product life cycle from prototype development to MVP and production

  • Maintain production and support company goals for RAFTI demand on the shop floor

  • Serve as expert resource in Quality Engineering (QE) principles, tools, methods, and standards

  • Develop a plan to drive towards AS9001 certification, Reliability Engineering, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma; ISO/AS Quality management system

  • Document and lead PR/MRB processes and evaluation

  • Drive process efficiency and measurement plan creation for company metrics

  • Command of GD&T measurement planning, and develop incoming receiving processes


  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field

  • 8+ years of applicable and related technical experience

  • Working knowledge utilizing ERP system, preferably NetSuite

  • Subject matter expert in aerospace & defense industry and government specifications & standards for flight hardware

  • Experience in fast-paced startup environment and transition to production

  • Experience leading a technical team in Quality initiatives

  • Experience with interfacing with customers and gathering data for process improvement

  • Proven track record of developing space hardware through product life cycle and TRL-levels, new product integration experience

  • Ability to analyze data, root cause analysis

  • Well-versed in prototyping and new design/development processes

  • Background in Aerospace and/or Manufacturing Engineering

The estimated salary range for this position is $90,000 to $120,000

If you feel you would succeed in the role above, we encourage you to apply regardless of whether or not you meet all of the requirements listed.

Location and Benefits

Orbit Fab is based out of Lafayette, Colorado and all roles are based in Colorado. We offer fully covered benefits, unlimited time off and flexible work hours.


To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.

Orbit Fab Inc does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.