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Job #: R-00119460
Location: Webster, TX
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Leidos’ Civil Group Mission Assurance team currently has an opening for a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer to work in our Webster, Texas location. This is an exciting opportunity to work on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Cargo Mission Contract (CMC). From hardware and experiments to toothpaste and food, the International Space Station (ISS) crew requires a steady stream of supplies via NASA’s Cargo Mission Contract. Leidos plans, processes, and packs critical cargo to keep the orbiting outpost fully stocked.

As a QA Engineer, you will apply quality evaluation methods and protocols for processing/fabricating finished products. The role requires collaboration with project engineering to ensure quality standards are in place and met; including implementing methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating products and hardware equipment deliverables.

The position entails inspection of design and analysis of testing processes, mechanisms, and equipment; conducting quality assurance tests; and performing statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for non-conforming products and materials which do not meet standards/specifications. The QA Engineer is responsible for reviewing the design, incoming material, production control, product evaluation, and development as applicable to product or process quality. 

US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency and the ability to successfully obtain a Public Trust Clearance are required.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead quality initiatives for assigned hardware project development efforts. Utilize competencies/knowledge of systems, hardware, operations, configuration management, root cause analysis to drive quality excellence. Conduct activities to:

  • Assure compliance with process and product requirements
  • Assure project documentation is compliant with Leidos and program requirements, objectives, and standards
  • Review design, change specifications, materials, tools, techniques, methodologies, and plans against contractual and process requirements
  • Oversee the delivery/acceptance process for documentation and products submitted to the Customer
  • Audit quality systems for deficiency identification and correction. Ensure corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and documentation is compliant with requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 4+ years of relevant experience, or Master's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with hardware development with multi-discipline background
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex and multi-dimensional problems
  • Collaborates with internal and external parties to agree upon concepts, practices and approaches to resolve issues on projects
  • Product inspection and test process knowledge
  • Experience providing technical advice/input on projects
  • Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques
  • Knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma practices. Participates in process improvement initiatives that help drive organizational culture change
  • Proactive and self-motivated individual who thrives in a dynamic work environment under general supervision 
  • Proven interpersonal skills supporting frequent interactions with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. Program and Customer personnel)
  • Ability to use measuring tools for machined parts measurement verification and electronic measuring equipment for testing verification
  • NASA Workmanship Certifications or the ability to obtain
  • MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) proficiency

Preferred Qualifications:

  • OSHA and EH&S certifications, or the ability and willingness to obtain
  • Ability and willingness to cross-train in other departments and responsibilities
  • Prior experience working NASA programs; familiarity with NASA processes and software tools
  • Experience supporting site hardware projects
  • Proficiency with MS SharePoint

Pay Range:

Pay Range $66,300.00 - $119,850.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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