Airbus Defense and Space
  • 03-Nov-2022 to 03-Jan-2023 (EST)
  • AIRBUS U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.
  • Merritt Island, FL, USA
  • 83700-100500 per year Bonus eligible
  • Base + Bonus
  • Full Time

This position offers the following benefits: Medical insurance, Prescription insurance, Healthcare Advocacy, Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account, Paid Vacation, Paid Personal/Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Bonus(es). After one year of service, can elect to participate in 401(k). These are our current benefit offerings for the 2022 plan year and are subject to change without notice.

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc offers advanced solutions to meet the most complex U.S. defense, security, space, and intelligence requirements. Celebrating over 50 years in the US, we remain a trusted government partner, leveraging world-class satellite, laser communication, rotor and fixed wing solutions to help our national security, defense and space focused customers meet their missions.

Airbus U.S. looks to employ a commitment driven team, dedicated to enabling our customer's mission success. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment and a welcoming and engaging staff. With competitive compensation and superior employee benefits, as well as a commitment to fostering individual career growth, Airbus U.S. is the place where top talent wants to work.

Position Responsibilities:

Subcontractor Quality Management: 30%

The Quality Engineer will contribute to the development and maintenance of a highly effective and reactive quality system, through proactive communication and documentation. Activities will include:

  • Nonconformity review, analysis, and correction/corrective action approval and documentation
  • Hands-on, on-site subcontractor quality management related to product and processes
  • Liaison between subcontractor and Airbus U.S. technical authority
  • Review of End Item Data Packages and participate in Delivery Review Board
  • Organize and perform subcontractor audits, including sub-tier suppliers when needed.

System Safety and Quality Documentation Management: 30%

The Quality Engineer will lead the review of engineering documentation and provide proactive feedback to support effective configuration management and documentation consistency.

  • Review Engineering Drawings and other technical documents, in support of System Safety and Quality management. Ensure company standards are maintained and respected.
  • Ensure Space Vehicle manufacturing processes are safely executed
  • Create and execute launch site inspection procedures to verify Space Vehicles are ready for launch.
  • Support Materials & Processes and Mission Assurance reviews
  • Provide input to configuration change board

QMS Implementation and Auditing (30%)

The Quality Engineer will provide support to the definition and implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS) elements including Quality policy and procedures. Support internal and external audits for Airbus US conformity to the AS9100 standard.

Additional Responsibilities (10%)

Other duties as assigned:

  • This position is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employee will also perform other tasks as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Required: Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Preferred: Master's degree in Engineering/Science or related field or equivalent experience


  • Required:
    • A minimum of 3 years with a bachelor's degree, or 1 year with a master's degree
    • Experience with verification and validation planning and execution of aerospace products
    • Familiarity with Systems Safety Management

  • Preferred:
    • Experience with Government programs and execution
    • Experience in the Aerospace and/or Space industry


  • Preferred: AS9100 (Lead) auditor certification

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Communicate in a clear and concise manner effectively across multiple levels.
  • Be team-minded and ready to work in a multi-functional and multi-cultural, fast-moving and complex/technical environment.
  • Flexible attitude and strong initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities with potentially conflicting timelines
  • Familiarity with elements of space mission architectures extending beyond the satellite platform - including launch, flight operations, mission CONOPS, user interfaces, etc.

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Presentation, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Excellent communication skills required, frequent interaction with internal as well as external stakeholders is required.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Advanced proficiency required in MS Excel, MS Powerpoint.

Travel Required:

  • 20% Domestic & International to support
    • Quality Audits at subcontractor facilities
    • Support launch operations at launch facilities
    • Attend reviews and meetings at HQ in Arlington, VA


  • US Citizenship


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance required

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Will be required to make decisions in complex technical environments. Will be required to identify information gaps and pursue the collection of additional information needed to be able to make decisions.

Nature of Contacts:

Role includes involved, influence and negotiation type communication with internal and external parties on a regular basis.

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 80 %
  • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents.
  • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds including safety warnings or alarms.
  • Speaking: able to speak in conversations, deliver information and participate in communications.
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, electronic equipment and/or supplies up to 40lbs/9kg
  • Lifting: able to lift documents, electronic equipment and/or supplies up to 40lbs/9kg.
  • Pushing / Pulling: able to push/pull items in office areas.
  • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer.
  • Squatting / Kneeling: able to occasionally squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items shelved on bottom shelves
  • Standing: able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Walking: able to walk through office and outside areas including uneven surfaces.

Equal Opportunity: Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

As a leader in our field, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

As a matter of policy, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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