Machining Quality Specialist / Inspector

Los Angeles /
Manufacturing – Manufacturing Operations /
FTE (Full Time)
/ On-site
Hadrian - Manufacturing the Future

Hadrian builds software-defined precision component factories for aerospace customers. After a successful customer beta phase, we are expanding to our second factory in Torrance and hiring the last members of our foundational team.

We are looking for machinists with a passion to push the trade forward and engineers with the drive to augment manufacturing. 

Description of the Department

Hadrian's Quality Department is responsible for :

(1) Performing inspections leveraging cutting edge metrology equipment & best practices to guarantee perfect parts to our customers. This includes working directly with our customers counterpart on necessary paperwork & reports.

(2) Working with Machining and the rest of our Operations team to embed Quality across the entire production process, including formalizing in-process quality checks and adjusting our risk model based on historical inspection data.

(3) Develop software & robotics automation to push the boundaries of what a Quality department can do- CMM programmers engineer processes and developing creative metrology solutions to support production of the industry's most complex parts.

The Role in a Nutshell

As a Quality Specialist, you work on all facets of the Inspection workflow, shepherding a job from main phase machining to paperwork generation and shipping. You will specialize on helping programmers dial-in proveouts, running first article on the CMM and providing feedback on the program. You will own all manual, mechanical, and visual inspection for new parts, including definition of standards for technicians to follow.

This role is ideal for someone with experience in aerospace manufacturing that wants to specialize in Quality, but has not yet learned how to program a CMM.

Your first 30 days

    • Onboard as a Factory Technician and learn Hadrian's unique production system
    • Paired up with a CMM Programmer, you follow a job from cradle to grave to understand how our software and hardware work together in our Quality department
    • Gain familiarity with the family of parts that are recurrent in the shop
    • Learn to work with CAM Programming and Machining during a prove-out/prototyping job

Success in the first year

    • Own Quality operations of a job from start to finish, minus CMM programming
    • Pair up with CMM Programmers to run all first articles, troubleshooting common errors (clearance planes) and ensuring that setup sheets are accurately written for less skilled operators to understand
    • Reliably and consistently perform manual & visual inspections using the print, CAD model, and work instructions developed by programmers. You will determine what inspection standards should be used by technicians during final inspection.
    • Optimize workflow in cells you use consistently- i.e roboticized CMM
    • Flawlessly generate appropriate paperwork that is coherent with our customers' complicance expectations, ensure data integrity & correct functioning of Hadrian's proprietary software

What you could be involved with later

    • Learn how to program a CMM using PC-DMIS through on the job apprenticeship and classes at Hexagon (paid by Hadrian)
    • Standardizing inspection procedures- i.e fixtures standardization

Who you will be working with


    • Minimum 2 years experience in aerospace manufacturing, with track record of operating with Quality operations
    • Ability to read & interpret GD&T
    • PC-DMIS knowledge equivalent to Level 1
    • Proficiency with common metrology tools : CMM, hand tools, scanners, optical comparator

Other qualifications to stand out

    • Experience with machining on aerospace tolerances

$60,000 - $100,000 a year

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.