Physical Optics Corporation

Published on 11 years ago

Location: Torrance

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Physical Optics Corporation

Position : Quality Assurance Engineer
Location : Torrance, CA 90501
Years of Experience : 7+ to 10 Years
Job Status : Full Time
Education Level : Bachelor’s Degree
Career Level : Experienced (Non-Manager)

Quality Assurance Engineer

About the Job

A fast-growing Southern California high tech company specializing in advanced military defense, homeland security, and energy solutions is seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for assuring that POC’s various products meet the requirements per specifications, contractual/customer requirements, and associated drawings.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Quality Assurance department and other team members who oversee the Quality Management System
  • Verifies the accuracy or performance of the hardware/software programs.
  • Ensures on-going compliance with the Quality Management System in accordance with ISO9001, AS9100C, and AS9110A & B
  • Performs Internal Audits
  • Verifies the accuracy or performance of the product and can perform a Failure Analysis Report.
  • Analyzes failures, determines cause and responsibility, and initiates corrective actions on returned products as well as internal process failures
  • Troubleshoots inaccuracies or problems and shares results and recommendations with team members.
  • Assists with developing standards and procedures.
  • Ensures customer’s needs are being met per functional specifications.
  • Performs QA tasks including witness testing to assure that developed products meet design specifications and are within total quality management limits and standards.
  • Ensures proficiency in using the various types of inspection equipment and visual inspection aids appropriate for the article being inspected.
  • Assists in supplier audits / surveys and corrective actions.
  • Utilizes Customer (Internal or External) feedback as an input to drive continual improvement.
  • Verifies and validates information flowing down to suppliers and validates that the suppliers are responding with requirements.
  • Performs other duties as necessary


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical / or related engineering field.
  • Knowledge about SEI Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI).
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience as a QA Engineer working with development teams in a hardware and software environment (preferably avionics)
  • 3 Years of experience with testing & auditing using DO-178 B processes.
  • Experience in creating formal quality, test and inspection plans and documenting results.
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of processes and methodologies.
  • Experience with complete Hardware system analysis, design, implementation, testing, regression testing.
  • Experience with hand tools to measure or inspect parts.
  • Must be familiar with applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (Part 145, 43, 8130 tags).
  • Knowledge of Configuration Management systems and processes.
  • Proficient with inspecting (Receiving, In-Process, and Final Inspection methods and documentation).
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2000/AS9100/AS9110.
  • Experience with testing, failure reporting and analysis.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
Physical Optics Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.