Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

  • Quality Engineer - NASA Goddard

    Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
    Quality Assurance
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA’s) Emerging Markets Group is responsible for a broad range of analytical, systems engineering, independent assessments, strategic planning, technology research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) programs in support of new SPA markets as well as the company’s San Diego office and portfolio.  This position supports the NASA Safety and Mission Assurance Services II contract at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.


    SPA seeks an experienced Quality Professional to provide Mission Assurance oversight support for Goddard Space Flight Center projects located in Greenbelt, MD. 


    Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains quality standards and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished product. Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains quality standards and protocol for processing materials into finished product.  Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.  Conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.  Conducts internal and external audits and performs necessary corrective/preventive actions. Work will include but not be limited to on-site, off-site, launch-site / range, and on-orbit operations support for reviews, audits, and inspections of procedures, hardware, and integration testing activities.  Interpersonal relationship building and customer interfacing skills are desired.



    • 7 or more years of directly related quality or engineering experience.
    • BA/BS degree in a technical field (i.e., engineering, computer science, quality assurance).
    • Ability to work in a cleanroom facility to include: wearing proper clean-room attire, standing for a full shift, climbing ladders/scaffolding, working at heights (in a man-lift), kneeling, and working in tight spaces around spaceflight equipment and hardware.
    • Being able to take and pass these courses in a timely manner is a requirement for continued employment.
    • Ability to obtain/maintain NASA and IPC workmanship certifications (J-STD-001 with Space Addendum, NASA-STD- 8739.4 CCH, NASA-Std-8739.1A Polymeric Inspection), including vision test per NASA-STD-8739.6.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Be a self-starter, able to work independently with little or no supervision.
    • Be pro-active as well as a team-player who is able to interface with technical and management personnel.


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