Position Description

Quality Assurance Receiving Inspector
Location Tucson, AZ
Job Category Quality Assurance
Employment Duration Full Time
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Areté, an employee-owned company, is a growing research and development firm recognized for contributing to national security objectives by supplying innovative solutions to challenging technical problems faced by the United States. Our Tucson, AZ office has an immediate opening for a Quality Assurance Receiving Inspector reporting directly to the Quality Assurance Manager.  This is a non-exempt non-supervisory full-time position. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the inspection of incoming material across multiple programs and will interact often with the Production team, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Quality Engineers. Specifically the candidate will be responsible for completing quality inspections on materials and assemblies coming from external suppliers, thoroughly documenting non-conformances within the non-conformance database and actively participating in Material Review Board (MRB) meetings. The candidate will also be responsible to assist in reporting quality metrics with Quality Engineers to assist with tracking supplier nonconformance trends, tracking the effectiveness of continuous improvement efforts, and ensuring compliance to the Quality Management System (QMS).


  • Associates degree or equivalent experience in engineering discipline preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) required.
  • Manual Coordinate-Measuring Machine (CMM) experience required.
  • Strong Machine Shop / Machinist background required.
  • Minimum of four to five years quality engineering, or technically related, experience required.
  • Ability to understand and translate complex mechanical drawings, specifications and procedures.
  • Effective ability to organize and prioritize assigned tasks.
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently.
  • Fluent knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly both written and verbally.
  • Strong knowledge of inspection equipment and qualification test and measurement techniques on incoming hardware.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems (QMS) and concepts preferred.
  • Experience working in an ISO9000 or AS9100 production facility preferred.
  • Experience with Cost Point and or TIPQA MRP software systems a plus.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Areté offers an excellent compensation and a full benefits package.  U.S. citizenship, background screen and drug test are required to meet position eligibility.  Submit your resume on-line at:  http://www.arete.com.

Areté is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact  Arete Human Resources Representative.

Areté will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.


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