Peraton Corporation

  • Quality Assurance Engineer

    Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    Peraton is seeking Quality Assurance Engineer in Las Cruces, New Mexico to support new and existing NASA Space Network projects located at the NASA White Sands Complex. Peraton is the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) prime contractor for the Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) contract with the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA).


    This position is responsible for maintaining the Quality Management System (QMS) for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) Space Network (SN) operations. NASA's TDRS system provides communications to and from customers such as the International Space Station, among others.


    The candidate will act as the White Sands Complex (WSC) focal point for Quality Assurance (QA) and must ensure the TDRS SN operations are in compliance with the international standard AS9100. The candidate will function as the coordinator of the Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) process and will also serve as a backup for generating metrics reports when needed. Additional responsibilities include:

    • Ensures that controlled quality procedures adequately evaluate products.
    • Determines if current methods and techniques result in meeting quality standards or require modification.
    • Collaborates with departments to ensure quality standards are in place and followed.
    • Devises and assists in implementing methods and procedures to identify Root Causes (RCs) and Corrective Actions (CAs) (RCCAs) to prevent recurrence of failures.
    • Facilitates and documents RC Analysis (RCA) as part of the RCCA process and non-conformances.
    • Performs audits of the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment relative to specified requirements.
    • Audits and maintains the Quality Management System (QMS) for compliance with the international standard AS9100. This may include, but it’s not limited to, designing, analyzing, auditing or evaluating inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment and conducting statistical analysis to assess products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.
    • When CAs need to be developed to address non-conformances, ensures that corrective measures are implemented, effective and meet acceptable quality standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.
    • Acts as backup of person who produces metrics reports; must train and learn how to generate metrics reports.



    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in technical field (Science, Engineering, Systems, etc.) and 2+ years of relative engineering experience.
    • Prior experience leading/conducting quality audits and knowledgeable of AS9100 requirements.
    • Ability to be able to obtain a secret security clearance.


    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as technical reports and briefings are routinely delivered to upper WSC and NASA management. 
    • Ability to work effectively with different levels of the organization (managers, supervisors, hourly associates, etc.).
    • Proficient in MS Office: Excel—emphasis on pivot tables, macros and/or Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)—, Access, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, etc.
    • Certified ASQ auditor.
    • Six Sigma black belt or green belt.


    This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

    About Peraton

    Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

    EEO Statement

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.


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