Metrology / Precision Inspection Training Specialist

Los Angeles
Manufacturing – Manufacturing Operations /
FTE (Full Time) /
About Us

Hadrian builds software-defined high-precision component factories for the top aerospace companies in the world. We are in search of individuals with the drive to augment manufacturing, helping enable our engineers to build complex, yet elegant software as well as machinists who have a passion for pushing the trade forward.

Position Overview

Hadrian is seeking a Metrology / Precision Inspection Training Specialist dedicated to fostering the growth and expertise of our Quality Assurance department. This pivotal role combines deep technical knowledge in inspection methodologies with a zeal for education, aiming to enhance the skills of in-house technicians. The ideal candidate will possess the adaptability to tailor teaching methods to a diverse range of learners, ensuring that complex concepts in metrology and precision inspection are made accessible and comprehensible.

Key Responsibilities

    • Curriculum Development:
    • Design comprehensive training plans and evaluation procedures covering advanced precision equipment operation, metrology best practices, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles. Curriculums must be robust yet approachable, tailored to up skill our internal technicians.
    • Training Execution:
    • Implement the training curriculum, taking full responsibility for the professional development of individual trainees. Regularly report on the progress of learners to Hadrian leadership, adjusting teaching strategies and materials to suit diverse learning styles. Innovate teaching methods to demystify complex inspection concepts.
    • On-the-Job Mentorship:
    • Provide ongoing mentorship to technicians post-graduation, monitoring their performance and integration into the Quality Assurance department. Act as a pillar of continuous learning within the organization, collaborating with leadership to establish a fair and comprehensive skills matrix.
    • Train the Trainer:
    • Develop train-the-trainer programs enabling technicians to effectively impart knowledge amongst themselves, focusing on maximizing efficiency and fostering a scalable learning environment.

Minimum Qualifications

    • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a precision inspection role within the aerospace machining environment.
    • Mastery in precision inspection techniques and the operation of related equipment.
    • A thorough understanding of GD&T, especially its application within a Quality Assurance context.
    • A proven track record of teaching and knowledge sharing, evidenced by successful student outcomes.
    • A genuine passion for education and the empowerment of others through shared knowledge.

Success Factors

    • Intelligence: Leverages extensive industry experience to create training content that anticipates and addresses common pitfalls in precision inspection.
    • Example: Designs a module simplifying GD&T principles through visual aids and hands-on exercises, significantly improving technicians' understanding and application of these standards.
    • Autonomous: Independently evaluates and updates training materials based on technological advancements and feedback, ensuring the curriculum remains cutting-edge and relevant.
    • Example: Introduces augmented reality tools to simulate complex inspection scenarios, allowing trainees to practice and hone their skills in a controlled, immersive environment.
    • Fair/Predictable: Establishes a transparent, objective framework for assessing technical skill development, ensuring consistent and fair evaluation of technician progress.
    • Example: Collaborates with Quality Assurance leadership to develop a skills matrix that aligns with career progression pathways, providing clear benchmarks for technician advancement.
    • Decisiveness: Makes timely decisions on curriculum adjustments and teaching methodologies to address learners' needs, ensuring effective and efficient knowledge transfer.
    • Example: Quickly adapts a training session to include more hands-on practice in response to feedback, enhancing learner engagement and comprehension of complex inspection techniques.
$60,000 - $120,000 a year
For this role, the target salary range is $60,000 - $120,000 (actual range may vary based on experience). 

This is the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee's pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

In addition to salary and equity, we offer:
- 100% coverage of platinum medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans for employees
- 401k
- Relocation stipend if you're moving from outside of LA
- Flexible vacation policy

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.