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®

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Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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