MEI Technologies, Inc

  • Sr. Quality Engineer

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(12/27/2018 10:57 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Performance Excellence/Quality
  • Overview

    Alpha Space Test & Research Alliance is growing!


    Alpha Space is a commercial space company on the forefront of the new-space frontier.  Alpha Space owns and operates a commercial, external testing facility on the International Space Station (ISS) called MISSE.  We are payload integration experts and our customers include commercial and traditional space companies, the U.S. government, and educational programs.


    Alpha Space spun-off from MEI Technologies in 2015 and MISSE was permanently installed on the International Space Station in April 2018.  Alpha Space is a family-owned organization that offers turn-key, fixed price services to integrate, deliver, operate, collect data, and return science and engineering test elements.


    Why Choose Alpha Space??

    • Alpha Space is one of the only companies in the world that owns a private testing facility in space, and you will get to work with it
    • Alpha Space delivers its own spaceflight hardware for launch to the ISS every six months.  If you’re a hardware person, Alpha Space is the place for you
    • Alpha Space is a small team and you will be a critical, hands-on part of the team from your first day on the job
    • At Alpha Space you will have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest, most experienced, and committed engineering and technology experts in the U.S.
    • At Alpha Space we are shaping our own future and the future of commercial space every day!

    Job Title: Quality Lead


    Location: Houston, TX


    Relocation Assistance: Not at this time


    Contact: Kristen Gaustad, Senior Technical Recruiter




    Quality lead for Alpha Space Test & Research Alliance, LLC. Alpha Space owns and operates MISSE, a commercial testing facility on the ISS. 


    The ideal candidate is an experienced, hands-on quality engineer interested in commercial spaceflight, with a broad background that includes spaceflight hardware manufacturing and development, configuration management/control, vendor quality, working collaboratively as part of the engineering development team, and leading continuous improvement efforts.


    Responsible for all Quality aspects of Alpha Space’s spaceflight hardware development, refurbishment, processing, testing, and upgrades, including design, manufacturing, payload flight processing, configuration management/control, and vendor quality.



    • Bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited university
    • At least two years recent space industry experience that includes developing and manufacturing human spaceflight equipment
    • At least five years of quality engineering experience
    • Deep knowledge of current industry quality standards and NASA standards for human spaceflight
    • Understanding of the International Space Station program quality system and requirements
    • Proven ability to collaborate with internal development teams to deliver high quality, fully compliant products on-time and on-budget
    • Experienced auditor – internal and external audits
    • Working understanding of configuration control and configuration management
    • Ability to communicate clearly – written and verbal
    • Positive attitude, comfortable with a dynamic environment



    • Engineering degree
    • Experience as a quality system manager
    • Experience writing proposals and white papers and/or studies
    • Expert writing and verbal skills
    • Experience with commercial industry, especially oil and gas or commercial space



    Equal Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran employer.








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