Quality Engineer

US - NY - Syracuse Ref #3273 17-Jul-2019

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

As a Quality Engineer at Viasat, you will provide Quality Assurance support for the products and systems at our Arizona division.  These responsibilities of the position will include;
  • Participation in the development, review and deployment of Quality System processes and procedures.
  • Assessment of customer, military, and industry requirements documents for development of tailored Quality Plans for compliance.
  • Proactive participation in product development assuring quality is designed in and lessons learned are applied.
  • Assuring manufacturing processes have been assessed for capability and readiness and necessary controls, training and metrics are applied.
  • Performance of QA surveys and audits of present and proposed suppliers and subcontractors to ensure adequate QA systems are implemented and maintained.
  • Implementation of the controls, inspections and tests through part/material procurement and receipt and into product manufacturing and delivery assuring the quality of the product is achieved.  This includes product and material qualification, part/material receiving inspection, and product/system production and delivery.
  • Identification, control and disposition of nonconformances including leadership of Material Review Board.
  • Drive failure analysis and root cause investigations assuring timely and effective corrective action, including failure analysis activities internally as well as with outside labs.
  • Collection, analysis and reporting of quality performance utilizing statistical and analytical tools and methods (e.g., Pareto Analysis, Histograms, Cause & Effect Diagrams, SPC, Cpk, etc.).
  • Tracking and Reporting of Quality performance / status to management and customers.
  • Performance of internal as well as supplier audits and driving resolution of compliance issues.

  • 3+ years of experience in Quality Engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing , Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge of Government and Industry Quality Standards
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel to analyze data
  • U.S. citizenship is required
  • Travel up to 50%

  • Experience working on space flight programs.
  • Semiconductor processing, assembly and screening knowledge or experience
  • ASQ Certification
  • Experience with IPC-A-610 or J-STD-001
  • Coursework in Statistics and Quality Assurance
  • Working experience using MiniTab
  • Training in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:



Up to 50%


US Citizenship Required



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