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Quality Inspector

VCSFA is pleased to announce we are seeking a Quality Inspector with experience as outlined below:

General Responsibilities and Requirements

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

· Interprets engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas and confers with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.

· Selects and tests products for variety of qualities such as dimensions, performance, and mechanical, electrical, or chemical characteristics.

· Records test data and from existing standards.

· Recommends modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.

· Prepares graphs or charts of data or enters data into computer for documentation and analysis.

· Inspects the installation, modification and connection of all types of electrical/electronic, electromechanical, mechanical, pneumatic, cryogenic, and high-pressure systems; including instrumentation, station/test equipment, hardware units and corresponding connections.

· Identifies issues and works with the Safety team to implement appropriate safety regulations, technical standards and instructions related to: high pressure, cryogenics, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems, as well as electromechanical, mechanical and lifting environments.

· Performs inspections of various systems and environments for conformance and compliance, verifies and signs off on completed tasks, and identifies non-conformances when necessary.

· Utilizes and applies Quality Standards (visual inspection and photography) to assure Flight vehicle interfaces and Ground Support systems, hardware and equipment material integrity.

· Verifies process inspections, non-conformance reporting, dimensional measurement checks, and corrosion identification.

· Evaluate equipment and processes to ensure quality and compliance with engineering requirements.

· Takes required photographs in accordance with written procedures, policies and documents.

· Possess adequate knowledge of chemicals used on site, including Safety Data (SDS).

· Inspects areas and associated major components and sub-components, before, during and after testing and pre/post launch operations for compliance with company and customer requirements.

· Must possess knowledge of the following industrial site management:

o Corrosion Control; identification.

o Torque Wrench use; Conversions, Standards and Technical.

o Electrical Meter usage; Multi-meter, Voltmeter and Ohms-meter/Grounding requirements.

o Flex-hose Requirements; types, ratings commodities, integrity and restraints.

o Cryogenics, handling and safe operating techniques. Spill and emergency procedures. Use of personal protective equipment, including respiratory protective devices.

o High Pressure, release effects of potential energy, proper restraint, configuration basics and applications.

o Chemical, communicate safe work practice and identifications. Hazardous Communication (HAZCOM). Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

o Ensure specific processes, procedures and certifications are present for support of hazardous operations.

· Must possess the following specific to launch site management:

o Emergency Egress Procedures; Marshalling Area/Badge Board.

o Contents/Purpose/Use/Disposal of Fuel Spill Kits;

o Corrosion Control; identification.

o Electrical Meter usage; Multi-meter, Voltmeter and Ohms-meter/Grounding requirements.

o Cryogenics, handling and safe operating techniques. Spill and emergency procedures