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Quality Engineer/Production Manager

Summary: XTERRA is seeking a full-time quality engineer to ensure our products are being manufactured to our specifications and are meeting the design intent. We’re a small company and as such, this is an interdisciplinary role that will also include production management tasks and may include some design/engineering tasks as well, when needed. This job will be performed on-site at our McDade, TX facility.

Must be willing to work 40+ hours a week when necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • A.S. in Engineering, Physics, Applicable Discipline, or Equivalent Experience

  • 3+ Years of experience in the field

  • Proficient in reading GD&T and engineering drawings

  • Process Definition Experience

    • Fabrication Workflows

    • Traveler Creation

    • Procedure Writing

  • CMM Inspection

  • Manual Inspection with Gauges, Calipers, Etc.

  • ISO9001/AS9100 Certification Support

  • Production Planning & Oversight

  • Team Management

Desired Qualifications:

  • 6+ Years Experience

  • Familiarity with space industry and specifically the small satellite sector

  • Familiarity with electro-mechanical space hardware such as deployment hardware, actuators, etc.

  • Fixturing/Tooling Design


  • Competitive Pay, Hourly Rate w/Overtime @ 1.5X Base Rate, Paid Weekly

  • Flexible Hours
  • 3 Weeks of PTO/yr. after 90 days, 4 Weeks/yr. after 5/yrs. of employment with XTERRA

  • Health Insurance & Dental

  • Simple IRA Retirement, Contributions Matched Up-to 3%

  • Opportunity to learn & work in a hands-on, fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment

  • Work on parts and assemblies which will fly in space

U.S. Citizenship is Required

​​Position is full-time and work must be performed on-site at our facility in McDade, TX approximately 30 miles outside of Austin.

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to

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