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Quality Engineer

At Northstar Photonics, our employees have opportunities to contribute to human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery. We have an immense amount of knowledge from decades of experience in the photonics industry, and we continue to expand our practices each and every day. We supply many local and global companies with a variety of innovative products, created with the greatest degree of precision and care.

Northstar Photonics is seeking to hire a Quality Engineer. This position is located in Sunnyvale, California and is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and improvement of quality assurance processes in a high mix, low volume environment. Responsibilities include establishment and maintenance of quality systems that adhere to ISO requirements.


  • Perform problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement

  • Design and implement methods for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection

  • Develop, execute, and analyze quality reporting measures

  • Participate in internal and external quality audits


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in Mechanical, Electrical, or Manufacturing Engineering

  • 2+ years of prior relevant experience (Aerospace/Space Systems/Defense products and systems technologies experience strongly preferred)

  • Strong knowledge of quality tools used in the industry

  • Analytical and quantitative approach to problem solving

  • Working knowledge of ISO9001/AS9100 quality system requirements

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively interface with executive management, regulators, vendors, and customers


Northstar Photonics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


As a full-time employee of Northstar Photonics, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Life Insurance

  • FSA & HSA

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discount

  • Scholarships

  • Veterinary Pet Insurance

  • Employee Discount Programs

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