• Sr. QA Inspector

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/11/2018 8:39 AM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


    Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.


    • Perform inspections of mechanical parts and assemblies of varying complexity using a wide variety of mechanical and optical instruments such as coordinate measuring machines, rotary form measuring systems, laser interferometer systems, surface plate tools, and hand inspection tools
    • Prepare and maintain procedures for inspecting parts and assemblies
    • Create programs for automated inspections
    • Work with design and metrology engineering staff to strategize inspection approaches to address specific areas of interest regarding discrepant part features
    • Collect inspection results and prepare reports for delivery to internal customers
    • Maintain awareness of current inspection technology and recommend equipment upgrades and purchases to increase capabilities and accuracy
    • Provide guidance and mentoring to fellow inspectors
    • Applied knowledge and understanding of ASME Y14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
    • Operational experience with coordinate measuring machines, rotary form measuring systems, laser interferometer systems, surface plate tools, and hand inspection tools
    • Experience operating and programming Zeiss CMMs with Calypso software a plus
    • Understanding of measurement uncertainty principles
    • Awareness of Quality Management System principles



    • A minimum of ten years of experience in a Quality organization performing inspection tasks on precision parts and assemblies. Included in this experience is certification or a demonstrated working knowledge of the applicable industry and/or military standards associated with the quality of electronics and/or mechanical commodities.  This includes but is not limited to soldering, welding, crimping, cross-sectional analysis, and wiring/cabling.
    • High school diploma or its equivalent, please two years of technical school related to engineering, science, or mathematics.  The two years of technical schooling may be satisfied through one of the following:
      • An Associate’s degree in an engineering or science discipline
      • Five college credit courses in engineering, science, or mathematics. One college level writing class can be counted toward the five courses.
      • A Quality Inspector certification (QCI) from the American Society for Quality (ASQ)

    Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.


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