Calibration Coordinator/Quality Inspector III (Contract)

Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems

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Louisville, CO

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

If you are a seasoned quality inspection professional looking to make an impact in a rewarding industry, join our team! As a Quality Control Inspector III, you'll be using your skills and expertise to ensure that our incoming parts, in-process production, and shipped product fulfill all quality requirements. You'll be responsible for visually inspecting our materials, parts, and products at different stages of production, as well as recording observations and making recommendations for improving processes. You'll inspect for structural flaws, internal defects, or missing welds, and accept, reject, or request rework of defective or malfunctioning units or systems. You'll apply, revise, and maintain our quality standards for receiving, in-process and final inspection.

SNC’s subsidiary, Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin and Durham, North Carolina, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Tool Calibration to include but not limited to calibrated tools, gauges, test equipment and test racks.

  • Establish and account for all equipment requiring calibration, or validation at use.

  • Maintain calibration and recall schedule that accommodates availability of assets for continued Program support

  • Track and ensure calibration requirements are accomplished as needed to support all active programs.

  • Provide liaison with calibration companies OEMS, test engineers and operations personnel for all calibrated equipment

  • Maintain Calibration process currency with appropriate site specific work instructions, templates and forms.

  • Update and manage equipment status in the appropriate electronic system.

  • Periodic validation of documented tool usage in the appropriate as-built record or database.

  • Investigate equipment out of tolerance (OOT) conditions with program quality personnel

  • Perform equipment validations to support product execution (e.g. ESD bench certifications)

  • Reconcile invoices based on returned equipment and appropriate level of traceability

  • Coordinate with tool control personnel and supervisors to meet required schedules and objectives

  • Coordinate with Training Department any control processes, procedures and training as required for calibration process.

  • Perform audits and periodic checks to ensure accountability by individuals and company users


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent and typically 5 or more years of relevant experience

  • Higher education may substitute for relevant experience

  • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education

  • Knowledge and ability to understand and interpret technical schematics and drawings

  • Knowledge and ability to interpret geometric dimensioning and tolerance

  • Extensive experience with finished goods inspection

  • Experience with Costpoint and/or AEGIS-MES

  • Understanding of material flow in operations

  • Ability to draft work instructions and SOP's

  • Proficient with Network+, Security+, CCNA and/or A+

  • Working knowledge of ISO 9000 and AS 9100 standards


To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant 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 or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities, we are taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 and associated variants pose in the workplace. SNC is committed to supporting our employees while ensuring we continue to meet essential national security needs of our country.

With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, SNC will continue to require COVID-19 vaccination status for all employees including new hires. In accordance with applicable requirements, all current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated may be required to adhere to enhanced onsite safety protocols including weekly COVID-19 testing, face coverings, and social distancing.

The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption.

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.