Quality Engineer

Kelly Services currently has an excellent contract to hire opportunity for a Quality Engineer with a global aerospace and defense company located in New Church, VA

Contract-to-hire for the right candidate

Pay Range: $40 - $50/Hour

Work Schedule: 9-80s Friday - Friday


  • Quality Engineer position at Wallops Flight Facility ensuring the quality of the integration, test, and launch operations of space vehicles and targets.
  • Primary program of responsibility is the Antares launch vehicle with support to other programs on an occasional basis.

Candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide oversight of integration and test operations to ensure compliance with internal standards and processes.
  • Review and approve product build documentation to ensure engineeringrequirements are met.
  • Perform inspections of Launch Vehicle components and assemblies.
  • Generate nonconformance reports, review and approve dispositions, and assist in identifying root cause and corrective actions.
  • Support launch operations.
  • Evaluate processes to determine where improvements can be made and aid in implementing any necessary process corrections.
  • Uphold quality standards and workmanship practices as defined in process specifications and by employing quality workmanship standards during everyday job functions.


  • Experience as a Quality Engineer in an integration and test environment (aerospace environment is preferred)
  • Experience as either an Electrical or Mechanical Engineer in an integration and test environment
  • Experience with root cause investigation and corrective action identification/implementation
  • Must be willing to work 2nd and 3rd shift.


  • College degree from an accredited 4-year institution
  • At least 5 years of experience working in a technical field


  • Experience with launch vehicles or aerospace - Working knowledge of TipQA and Costpoint database applications

Top three skills:

  • Ability to evaluate a problem and determine root cause and corrective action
  • Ability to read drawings
  • Technical writing


  • Report to (job title): Manager of Quality Assurance
  • Team size: 8
  • Opportunity is due to: (growth, spike, replacement): Spike and potential replacement


Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Please apply online or contact luisa.ruthner@kellyservices.com for immediate consideration


Why Kelly®?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

About Kelly Services®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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