Supplier Quality Engineer I
Mechanical
Posted on 3/22/2024
INACTIVE
Rocket Lab USA

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides reliable space launch services and spacecraft manufacturing
Company Overview
Rocket Lab, a comprehensive space company established in 2006, has a proven track record of mission success, offering reliable launch services, spacecraft components, and on-orbit management solutions. It stands out for its manufacturing of the Electron, the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket, and the Photon spacecraft platform, chosen for NASA missions to the Moon and Mars. With three launch pads at two sites, industry-leading flight software, and a commitment to cost-effective and efficient services, Rocket Lab is a leader in the space industry, making space access more affordable and faster.
Industrial & Manufacturing
Hardware
Aerospace

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.5B

Founded

2006

Headquarters

Lakewood, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

18%

1 year growth

49%

2 year growth

118%
Locations
Long Beach, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
CategoriesNew
QA & Testing
Performance Testing
Quality Assurance
Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, or other engineering degree
Responsibilities
  • Establish fundamental Supplier Quality systems and processes
  • Generate metrics and tools to enhance visibility of supplier performance
  • Continuous improvement of purchased product quality
  • Performing on site and remote supplier audits
  • Creation of internal and external quality control plans
  • Creation of quality standards, processes, and procedures
  • Creation of Non-Conformance reports and CAPA management
  • Performing quality investigations
  • Identifying processes failures at suppliers
  • Deploying PFMEA tools, techniques & training to support targeted improvement actions
  • Support suppliers with scaling up their production processes to achieve the future quality cost and delivery targets
  • Follow-up & verify corrective action implementations and audit findings
  • Strong focus on quality improvement at source and driving cost reduction opportunities
  • Working with suppliers to introduce new products into production (NPI, APQP, PPAP)
  • Liaise between suppliers, development, production, and senior management
  • Ensure health and safety policies and standard operating procedures are followed at both Rocket Lab and supplier sites