Quality Engineer

Seattle, WA
Full Time
Technical Operations
Entry Level

Organization  

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2023. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.  

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercializing the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.  

Role: 

The Quality Engineer will provide quality assurance support to the product development team, resolving bugs, defects, and other potential issues and ensuring that products meet specifications. 


Responsibilities:  

  • Maintains a safe working environment. 

  • Drives and sustains continuous improvement. 

  • Maintains a high standard of housekeeping at all times. 

  • Able to use specialized inspection equipment.  

  • Facilitates the identification of the root cause of non-conformance and encourages corrective action closure both in-house and in the Supply Chain.  

  • Authorized to sign off items as acceptable using an identified and approved scope.  

  • Evaluate the supply base using Supplier Quality Assessment techniques – audit, questionnaire, metrics. 

  • Approve Suppliers by conducting “desktop” and/or on-site audits of the suppliers' Quality Management System.  

  • Ensure that Regulatory, Customer, and Business requirements have flowed to suppliers and sub-contractors. 

  • Develop and deliver training programs (internal & external).  

  • Participate in resolving issues both in-house and in the Supply Chain (including sub-contractors) relating to manufacturing, quality, handling, and communications.  

  • Create, develop and update Supplier Metrics. 

  • Provide external and internal Auditing with authority to accept or reject proposed suppliers. 

Requirements: 

  • Experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment, with a sound working knowledge of aerospace regulatory and quality requirements EASA Part 21. 

  • Practical experience of auditing Suppliers. 

  • Proven ability to supervise corrective actions and improvement activities with Suppliers.  

  • Sound practical experience with Excel and Word.  

  • Ability to learn the use of new business software. Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and to organize and work closely with others.  

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