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Lafayette , Colorado

Job Category: Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer

Company: Alten

Job Id: 2518



Location: On-site in Lafayette, CO, 9/80 schedule (That’s 26 extra days off per year!)


Note: Due to nature of work, only US Citizens need apply for this position. 


Salary Range: $100 – 140K depending on experience (Multi-year long contract through Alten Technology, includes an annualized salary, medical benefits, PTO, paid holidays, 401K, and more)


Who We Are:

We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people work across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers. 


ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing. 


When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Participate in risk identification reviews of manufacturing instructions and test documentation.
  • Adjudicate inspection issues and collaborate with the responsible manufacturing and/or engineering functions to improve product and/or processes.
  • Lead defect analysis for products and process work centers and facilitate improvements.
  • Interface with Mission Success Engineering regarding hardware status and risk review.
  • Chair the Material Review Board and participate in Failure Review Board efforts.
  • Drive closure of non-conformances and provide status to programs.
  • Identify supplier issues and address design and manufacturing areas for improvement.
  • Facilitate customer visits, audits, and process questions.
  • Support the inspection team to ensure that products and processes comply with customer requirements.
  • Assist in conducting internal audits and support calibration efforts.
  • Drive Lean Manufacturing principles throughout the organization as it pertains to quality assurance methodology.
  • Assist Quality Manager in establishing, implementing, and maintaining department process documentation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • BS/BA in a technical discipline. Preference given to an Engineering or Science degree.
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt, or AS9100 Lead Auditor desired.
  • 3+ years in Quality Engineering and/or applicable technical role(s).
  • Additional related experience may be considered in lieu of required education.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 

  • Familiarity with electronics and mechanical hardware assurance methods and tools (inspection, test, analysis, MT&E.) Familiarity with electronic and mechanical components is a plus.
  • Working understanding of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, AS9100, etc.)
  • Experience with aerospace manufacturing (quality, engineering, measurement, and/or support) is necessary. Experience with spaceflight hardware and systems is a plus.
  • Previous experience with corrective actions, supplier engagement, and 3rd party audit support is a strong advantage.
  • Experience with IPC-600, 610, & 620 and J-STD-001 PWA and PWB requirements is preferred but not required. The candidate will be expected to achieve certification(s) shortly after hire.



ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.