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Supplier Quality Engineer

Firefly Aerospace
Texas, United States
Full time
177 days ago


As an end-to-end space transportation company, Firefly Aerospace is on a mission to enable our world to launch, land, and operate in space � anywhere, anytime. Our launch vehicles, lunar landers, and orbital vehicles provide government and commercial customers with full mission services from low Earth orbit to the surface of the Moon and beyond. Headquartered in north Austin, Texas, Firefly is looking for passionate, hardworking innovators to join our team and help fuel our successful trajectory into space.


The Supplier Quality Engineer plans and directs activities concerned with development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for industrial processes, materials, and products with the Firefly supply base. This position is located at our manufacturing facility in Briggs, TX, north of Cedar Park.


  • Evaluation and selection of world class suppliers in safety, quality, delivery, and cost
  • Perform capacity analysis and determine supplier core competencies to ensure work is placed properly
  • Perform Quality System, Process and Product audits on suppliers
  • Work with suppliers to continuously improve performance, implement process controls and develop quality assurance plans
  • Conduct in-depth review and follow-up on the implementation of supplier action plans for poor report card performance
  • Lead the implementation of the Supplier Quality Manual to the supply base
  • Work with Firefly Aerospace Quality Engineers to develop standards and methods for inspection, testing and evaluation at Firefly suppliers
  • Work with suppliers to devise sampling procedures and develops forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data
  • Prepare Operations review Supplier and Internal Quality KPI�s, countermeasures and annual action plans for supplier quality, on-time delivery, late supplier 8D responses, etc.


  • Minimum of a bachelor�s degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering or a related field or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to think logical and critically to measure the pros and cons and take the most appropriate decisions in a quickly from the available resources
  • Ability to perform quality audits on suppliers to assure products and services meet AS9100 and regulatory standards
  • Ability to develop good rapport with the purchasing department, manufacturing, and production departments to prepare products according to Firefly� needs
  • Must be an active listener with good time management skills to work with suppliers and project management teams to define deliverables
  • Must possess great organizational and communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with management
  • Ability to travel as this position requires 30% to 60% travel


  • Prefer ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)
  • APICS CSCP is a plus
  • Excellent understanding and working experience with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, Statistical Process Control, Design of Experiments and Six Sigma problem solving methods
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, safety rules and Firefly Aerospace procedure manuals and standards and the ability to write routine reports and correspondence

Firefly offers outstanding benefits for our employees, including generous health, dental and vision plans with low plan deductibles, parental leave, educational reimbursement, short term disability, and flexible PTO options.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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