Supplier Quality Engineer

Berthoud, Colorado
The journey to space starts with the engines. 

Ursa Major was founded to bring a new model to space access: one in which every link in an enormous value chain isn’t limited by those around it. We design rocket engines and propulsion solutions.  

Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team. A team who will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are comprised of intrinsically motivated individuals who have a passion for solving problems and empower each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.

The Supplier Quality Engineer’s primary focus will be on supporting ongoing quality improvement with Ursa’s established supply base to meet demand and quality requirements, cover sole source risk, and allow for cost competition. This will involve supplier audits, quality issue resolution and periodic reevaluation.
Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation range of this role, which is $90,000 - $140,000, determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy. Click here for more information about our awesome benefits.


We’re an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

No outside recruiters please.


As a U.S. government contractor, Ursa Major is subject to President Biden’s September 9, 2021 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors requiring federal contractors to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. As such, Ursa Major requires employees to either show proof of vaccination or demonstrate an exemption for medical or religious reasons by December 8, 2021. Per the executive order, “fully vaccinated” means two weeks after a final dose of a one- or two-dose COVID-19 vaccine approved for regular or emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization.
  • Work with buyers, supplier development engineering and product teams to ensure supplier performance is monitored and maintained
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a supplier auditing plan, including establishing requirements and standards for supplier performance based on supplier type and special requirements
  • Visit and host suppliers to establish and strengthen relationships, verify capabilities, and remedy any quality concerns
  • Monitor AS9100 compliance supplier approval process
  • Evaluate supplier performance through supplier scorecards
  • Issue and review supplier corrective action requests and introduce performance improvement plans to suppliers as necessary
  • Regularly report across the company on supplier stability and manage risks accordingly to achieve Ursa’s product goals (to all levels of the organization)
  • Actively work with Manufacturing Engineering and Design Engineering to implement internal process or design changes to improve supplier quality yield
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related science field or extensive SQE experience (7+ years)
  • Ability to travel 25-50% of the time
  • Experience in supplier management and/or engineering
  • Experienced with ISO9001 requirements
  • Understanding of engineering models and drawings (basic GD&T knowledge)
  • Ability to mentor suppliers through Measurement System Analysis and correlation studies
  • Experienced with various types of metrology equipment used in performing inspections -- their capabilities and limitations
Preferred Experience
  • Experience in aerospace industry
  • Experienced with AS9100 requirements, including AS9101, AS9102, AS9103, AS9131, AS9134 and AS9145 (understands them thoroughly)
  • ASQ Certified Supplier Quality Engineer or Quality Engineer is Preferred

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