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Motiv Space Systems is an innovative provider of motion control system solutions for extreme environments. We create advanced solutions for use in hostile environments throughout our Solar System. By employing the best people, we offer our customers a partner capable of executing the full spectrum of engineering through the manufacturing of electro-mechanical systems. We pride ourselves on rapid response and on-time delivery because orbital mechanics don’t change based on supply chain schedules. The Motiv team is passionate about what we do and we look forward to tackling challenging projects.

Quality Mechanical Inspector

Job Description

The Hardware Quality Engineer will be the quality assurance point-of-contact for the Motiv programs assigned and play a critical role in supporting the design and build of our electro-mechanical products by supporting the documentation and development of project activities, performing inspections and providing quality assurance verification/validation support.

Classification: At-will; Non-Exempt; Hourly
Reports To: Quality Manager
Location: Pasadena, CA
Work Environment: Office/Lab
Citizenship Requirement: Motiv Space Systems, Inc. positions require access to defense articles, equipment, technical information or service that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be a “U.S. Person” as defined by ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15, 8 USC 1101(a)(20), and 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).
Work Schedule: Standard 40-hour work week; some overtime may be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspection of Mechanical & Electro-Mechanical piece part components
  • Source inspection at supplier’s facilities (as required)
  • Providing detailed in-process inspections using detailed drawings, CAD models, and established processes to verify conformance to manufacturing and design requirements.
  • Ensuring company policies and procedures are complied with for the receiving and storage of materials
  • Documenting production non-conformances in accordance with prescribed procedures and processes as required
  • Supporting Motiv’s Quality Management System (QMS) policies and procedure documentation, assessing compliance to company and industry standards, and initiating and leading continuous improvement initiatives
  • Supporting the Material Review Board (MRB) process by documenting and managing non-conformances



  • Read, interpret and work from free-form drawings, as well as from controlled documentation and processes
  • Expertise in interpreting GD&T symbols and their intent and then selecting the correct inspection technique and equipment
  • Expertise with Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Techniques and associated software (PC-DMIS)
  • Independently perform verifications and document results in a clear, precise, and complete manner
  • Understanding of AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management Systems
  • Have excellent attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy
  • Use a computer to record work performed on electronic work instructions and use email (MS Outlook)
  • Think creatively and independently while following documentation and maintaining prescribed quality standards


Note: Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, modified or changed at any time at the Company’s discretion. Changes may be made formally, informally either verbally or in writing.

Education, Experience, and Training

  • Education and/or experience consisting of a high school diploma or equivalent, minimum 5 years CMM experience, and five to ten years of aerospace quality control inspection experience
  • Experience with performing testing and inspection using portable measuring devices.
  • Practical experience with GD&T and skillful use of metrology tools and gages
  • In-depth CMM experience w/ PC-DMIS Software
  • Proficient with computers and the ability to use MS office
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to read, interpret and follow:
    • Mechanical assemblies: mechanical drawings and parts lists
    • Schematics, engineering drawings, circuit layouts, and parts list
    • Cable harnesses: wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and parts lists

Motiv Space Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. As we work to build the future of space and space robotics, it is our mission to create an inclusive environment for all employees. Driving pioneering space missions and designing robotic infrastructure require the best talent possible, so we encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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