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Machining Quality Inspector

Posted on 6/25/2024



201-500 employees

Develops cost-effective global broadband satellites


Compensation Overview

$35 - $48Hourly

+ Equity

Senior, Expert

San Francisco, CA, USA

QA & Testing
Quality Assurance
  • 3+ years in quality inspector role focused on precision/dimensional inspection of machined parts.
  • 3+ years experience reading and manipulating CAD models and engineering drawings including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) language.
  • 2+ years programming and operating Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM).
  • Proficient with all measurement tools required to inspect machined hardware, such as calipers, micrometers, pins, and other gauges.
  • Fast-paced, self-directed, and able to execute with minimal direction.
  • Inspecting all mechanical parts built in the Astranis machine shop and at various suppliers for quality control.
  • Programming and operating the CMM and Faro measurement equipment for component inspection and satellite integration-level measurements.
  • Documenting part manufacturing and inspection processes following work orders, including part marking and traceability.
  • Conducting precision tooling calibrations on a scheduled basis.
  • Creating issue tickets and templates for nonconforming hardware and working with engineering for resolution.
  • Improving the machining process for more accurate part manufacturing in collaboration with machinists.
  • Following the process for incoming quality control of machined components with the inventory team.
  • Developing new processes with engineering to ensure quality controls are implemented from the start.
  • Tracking metrology and managing tool calibration across the factory.
  • Providing feedback on part tolerance and measured values via reports and graphics.
  • Setting up and maintaining a system for inspections, tool calibration, etc., to keep the business informed of status and progress.
  • Conducting regular quality reviews to communicate performance, challenges, and improvement opportunities.

Working at Astranis Space Technologies offers an enriching opportunity to engage in cutting-edge satellite technology within a focused market of telecommunications. By specializing in small, cost-effective satellites for global broadband, the company not only addresses a critical global challenge—connecting billions without internet access—but also positions itself as a leader in the satellite industry through a unique bandwidth-as-a-service model. Employees can take pride in contributing to significant technological advancements and societal benefits.

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



An equity stake in the company.

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Unlimited vacation days.

Healthy, delicious, free lunch catered in every day.

Complementary OneMedical membership.

Great office chairs, stand-up desks, and a machine shop.

Reimbursement to spend on commuting from outside SF

Generous, fully-paid parental leave.