Quality Engineer (R2305)

Dallas Metro Area
Operations Division – Quality /
Full Time Employee /
On-site
Introduction to Shield AI
Founded in 2015, Shield AI is a venture-backed defense technology company whose mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. In pursuit of this mission, Shield AI is building the world’s best AI pilot. Its AI pilot, Hivemind, has flown a fighter jet (F-16), a vertical takeoff and landing drone (V-BAT), and a quadcopter (Nova). The company has offices in San Diego, Dallas, Washington DC and abroad. Shield AI’s products and people are currently in the field actively supporting operations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. allies. 

Job Description
Are you a seasoned quality engineer with a passion for making a tangible impact both within your organization and on a global scale? Intrigued by cutting-edge technology and products? Keen on collaborating with mission-oriented colleagues who prioritize excellence and shared values? Shield AI is precisely where you belong!

What You'll Do:

    • Generation and management of NCR (Non-Conformance Reports), CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action), and SCAR (Supplier Corrective Action Report).
    • Supports the execution of independent quality checks to confirm adherence to standards and specifications.
    • Creates and evaluates inspection and testing methods, tools, and equipment; undertakes assessments to determine costs and accountability for products, materials, or processes that fall short of set standards and specifications.
    • Reviews quality systems to detect shortcomings and ensures remedial actions achieve reliable standards, with documentation meeting necessary criteria.
    • Provide material review dispositions for non-conformances
    • Lead Root Cause Analysis Investigations

Required Qualifications:

    • Degree in a field of STEM (B.S. level or equivalent).
    • 3+ years of experience in Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) and Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA)
    • 3+ years of developing PFMEA, Control Plans and/or Inspection Plans
    • 3+ years of experience in supporting and working with Quality Management System (QMS).
    • 3+ years of experience in interpreting engineering drawings, blueprints, schematics, and specifications.

Preferred Qualifications:


    • Commodity Specializations:
    • Electrical:
    • IPC-610 (Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies)
      IPC-620 (Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies)
    • Composites.

    • Industrial Experience:
    • Aerospace sector.
    • Defense sector.
    • Automotive sector.

    • Techniques & Methodologies:
    • Lean Manufacturing.
    • Kaizen (Continuous Improvement).
    • Six Sigma.
    • Statistical Process Control (SPC).
    • Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility (Gage R&R).

    • Regulatory & Standards:
    • Experience in a regulated environment such as AS9100 and ISO9001.

    • Miscellaneous:
    • Supplier Quality Management and Assurance.
    • Process improvements.
    • Experience or interest in model aviation or unmanned crafts.
$82,219 - $141,655 a year
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Total package details:
Regular employee positions: Salary within range listed above + Bonus + Benefits + Equity (if applicable)
Temporary employee positions: Hourly within range listed above + temporary benefits package (applicable after 60 days of employment)
*Interns/Military Fellows/Part-time not eligible for bonus, benefits or equity
Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. All offers are contingent on a cleared background check.

If you're interested in being part of our team, apply now! 

Shield AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.