Quality Assurance Inspector

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:20-025
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/16/2020
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 07681-07683
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Job Description

Kratos is a trusted global satellite ground systems, communications monitoring, RF interference detection and network management company. Kratos is in the process of evolving and growing our SATCOM enterprise service management product offerings to better serve our government customer base. 

Quality Assurance Inspector


General Job Summary:


This position performs inspections of purchased parts, assemblies of manufactured parts, finished products and first article builds within the process of receiving and final inspections.  Other activities may include movement of parts and paperwork to other areas, conducting internal audits, and participating in supplier quality visits.


Selected major areas of responsibility for this position are:


  • Approves incoming materials and finished products by confirming specifications; conducts visual and measurement tests; rejects unacceptable material; documents results in Manufacturing Execution System
  • Performs detailed first article inspections
  • Familiarity with ESD practices as outlined in ANSI ESD 20.20
  • Understands and ensures alignment with ISO 9001:2015 requirements
  • Support the development, implementation and tracking of key manufacturing metrics, gathering data to support continuous improvements in product yield and quality
  • Be a role model to encourage a positive, collaborative culture throughout the organization; provide constructive feedback on discovered nonconformities and opportunities for improvement
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading technical publications
  • Assists in performing ISO internal audits
  • Assists in supplier quality visits
  • Ensures backup Quality Assurance Inspector maintains inspection currency
  • Reports to the Quality Assurance Manager


Experience and Skills

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Associate’s degree in related field
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex hardware drawings
  • Experience with ISO 9001:2015 or AS9100 Quality Systems
  • General knowledge in the use of standard inspection tools such as micrometers, calipers, torque devices, and gauge blocks
  • Flexibility to deal with changing priorities and requirements and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Detail oriented and thorough
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management/personnel, team player who can quickly build rapport and credibility
  • Experience with inspecting to MIL-HDB-454, IPC-A-610/620 and J-STD-001 requirements is preferred
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, facilitation, listening, and written communication skills
  • Ability to lift 40-50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Working experience with all Microsoft Office products

U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.

Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program

Additional Information:


Job Level: Mid Career

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Number of Openings: 1

Years of Experience: 2-5 Years

Level of Education: Associates degree in related field desired


Starting Date: ASAP