Product Assurance Specialist

Website Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Product Assurance Specialist Job Highlights

Title Product Assurance Specialist
Type Full Time
Experience 10 Years
Function Accounting/Auditing and Finance
Location Sacramento, CA, United States
Company Kratos Defense and Security Solutions

Company Profile

Kratos develops and fields transformative, affordable systems, platforms, and products for national security and communications needs. The company is focused on areas where tech advances can have a force multiplier effect, such as unmanned systems, satellite communications, C4ISR, warfighter training, and combat systems.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Product Assurance Specialist who will assist Quality Engineers with the design, development, and execution of quality assurance and control systems.

Ensures end item deliverable products meet all customer/agency quality and functional requirements.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of diversified maintenance and or inspection experience as an Aircraft and Power plant mechanic on fixed or rotary-wing aircraft


  • Assist Quality Engineering with reviewing and/or preparing documentation to support product/system delivery, including configuration and documentation verification
  • Assists Quality Engineering with determining proper quality codes to assign in ERP system based on contract/ design requirements
  • Assists Quality Engineering with developing solutions to prevent and/or resolve product and manufacturing process non-conformances
  • Assists Quality Engineering with dispositioning discrepant materials as identified by internal departments or customers
  • Assists Quality Engineering with reviewing and approving Manufacturing Order’s (MO’s) to prepare for release
  • Assists Quality Engineering with reviewing and updating Discrepancy Material Reports (DMRs) based on assigned actions
  • Assists Quality Engineering with validating First Articles
  • Assists Quality Engineering with work transfer planning and the gathering of required quality documentation
  • Creates end item acceptance reports and assures proper deliverable documentation packages are present (e.g. logbook)
  • Determines acceptability and proper configuration of aircraft or other complex systems by performing routine and required validations in accordance with applicable procedures and guidelines prior to customer delivery
  • Ensures the safety and efficacy of all manufacturing and/or maintenance operations on systems or components in accordance with manufacturer’s and/or customer requirements.
  • May participate and support Material Review Boards (MRB) on assigned programs or projects
  • Monitor and provide visibility into the overall effectiveness and operation of the quality management system, and take actions to resolve issues when needed
  • Participates in or leads continuous improvement projects to eliminate scrap and reduce rework operations
  • Participates in or leads root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for process-related concerns
  • Perform process surveillance activity on product non-conformances throughout their lifecycle
  • Responsible for system delivery activities which include hardware end item acceptance with the customer and or Government agencies
  • Supports the Quality Inspectors ensuring products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system
  • Witnesses product acceptance testing

In Support of Field Operations (when using KUAS owned assets)-

  • Assist deployment lead with identifying proper infrastructure/assets are available to support field activities including aircraft maintenance and flight operations
  • Assists in coordination of transfer/shipment of customer/Government properties, as required
  • Assists in failure analysis activities, as required
  • Assists with all pre-flight activities and confirms pre-flight readiness
  • Attends Operational Readiness Review meetings
  • Ensures personnel are trained on critical (e.g. munitions, ordinance) pre-flight and post-maintenance inspections
  • Monitors accuracy of maintenance logs, aircraft logs, and all quality records
  • Participates in post-mission/operations debriefs

Additional Desirable Qualifications

  • America Welding Society/Certified Welding Inspector
  • Experience using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experience with Government logistical support command/systems
  • Experience with Government problem reporting systems
  • Experience with machining and composites manufacturing
  • FAA Aircraft and Power Plant License or, equivalent positions/responsibilities with time-in-service in US Military.
  • FAA aircraft inspection certification
  • Familiar with IPC standards
  • Knowledge and experience with AS9100 and/or ISO 9001:2008
  • Quality experience in DoD or aerospace industry


  • Ability to multi-task and adjust to changing work priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Holds or able to obtain US Government security clearance
  • Possess or able to obtain US Passport/VISA.
  • Proficient with the use of a computer, including the ability to enter and retrieve information

Work Environment/Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Employees may generate, handle, manage, or workaround hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.
  • May be exposed to possible shop hazards including high noise levels, high-pressure equipment, chemicals, and shop traffic.
  • May work extended hours or weekends, including deployments which may require prolonged stays for up to 3 weeks
  • Must be able to perform and or supervise all activities normally found in aircraft maintenance and aircraft flight facilities.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally
  • Office and or manufacturing environment

Travel Requirements

  • 15% Travel required between KUAS and customer/vendor locations.


  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Holidays
  • Life/ADD and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage
  • Paid Time-Off (PTO)

Employer’s Statement

Kratos is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – minorities, females, vets, disabled, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class. All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply.

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