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Quality Engineer

Mach Industries

Mach Industries

Quality Assurance
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Mach is a defense manufacturing company that builds munitions to help the United States win future wars. Backed by $85M in funding from top venture firms, our small lean team ideates, designs, manufactures, and sells cutting-edge weapons to the Department of Defense.

Role Summary:

As a Quality Engineer at Mach Industries, you will be an integral part of our mission to ensure the highest standards of quality across our product lines. You will collaborate closely with our world class engineering and manufacturing teams to implement and maintain quality systems and processes. Your role will be critical in driving continuous improvement and ensuring compliance with industry standards in the aerospace and defense sectors.


  • Create, improve, and maintain quality systems for manufacturing needs and customer requirements.

  • Lead corrective and preventative actions for assigned commodities.

  • Develop supplier quality standards, conduct supplier quality audits, and collaborate with suppliers on root cause analyses, countermeasures, and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Provide direction to manufacturing, suppliers, and supporting departments on process improvements and effective countermeasure techniques for non-conforming goods.

  • Analyze manufacturing, customer, and test data to identify trends, improve KPIs, and enhance overall customer experience.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to incorporate lean manufacturing principles, drive continuous improvement initiatives, troubleshoot quality issues, and implement corrective actions.

  • Establish inspection processes, procedures, and thresholds, including appropriate measurement tools, frequency of measurement, data recording, and standard operating procedures creation.

  • Lead a deployed team to achieve total quality performance across multiple products and suppliers.

  • Participate in new supplier selection and development quality requirements.

  • Provide reporting on hardware and supply chain quality metrics to manage SQA and supplier performance.

  • Review product and process design documentation to ensure alignment with process capability and yield targets.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain quality assurance systems and processes.

  • Conduct root cause analysis and implement corrective and preventive actions (CAPA).

  • Perform audits of internal and external processes to ensure compliance with AS9100 and other relevant standards.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and establish quality requirements for new products and processes.

  • Utilize statistical methods to monitor and improve product quality and process performance.

  • Manage non-conformance reporting, including investigation and resolution.

  • Develop and conduct training programs related to quality standards and procedures.

  • Support supplier quality management, including supplier audits and performance monitoring.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Quality Management, or a related field.

  • 5+ years of experience in quality engineering within the aerospace or defense industries.

  • In-depth knowledge of AS9100, ISO 9001, and other relevant quality standards.

  • Strong experience with root cause analysis, CAPA, and FMEA.

  • Proficient in the use of quality tools and methodologies such as Six Sigma, SPC, and MSA.

  • Proficient in First Article Inspection (FAI) creation.

  • Proficient in defect data analysis, including root cause analysis and ensuring the effectiveness of corrective action plans.

  • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a data-driven approach.

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.

  • Experience dealing with customer requirements on jet engine components and systems.

  • Experience with supplier quality management and audits.

  • Must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret U.S. security clearance.

Ideal Candidate:

A meticulous and proactive quality professional with a strong background in aerospace and defense industries. The ideal candidate has a proven track record in quality assurance, continuous improvement, and compliance with industry standards. They are a skilled communicator, adept at working with cross-functional teams to drive quality initiatives and ensure the highest levels of product integrity. Join us at Mach Industries and play a pivotal role in maintaining excellence and advancing our quality standards.


This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Please note that any offer for employment may be conditioned on authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export control laws and regulations without sponsorship for an export license.

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offers may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and training, critical skills, and business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in most offers and are considered part of Mach’s total compensation package. Mach offers benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, and opportunities for professional development.

Mach is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws. If you’d like to defend the American way of life, please reach out!