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Quality Manager

Agile Space

Agile Space

Quality Assurance
Durango, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

Company & Mission:

Located in Durango, CO, (Headquarters) and Mount Pleasant, PA (Additive Manufacturing Center) Agile Space Industries, Inc. (AGILE) designs, builds, and tests in-space propulsion systems for satellites and spacecraft. AGILE uses state of the art 3D metal alloy printing techniques to rapidly design, manufacture, and test new engine designs in our purpose-built propulsion test facility. With over a decade of experience testing rocket engines, and engineers who have worked at industry leaders like Blue Origin, SpaceX, NASA, and Rocketdyne, AGILE is a rapidly growing company with many exciting Defense, Civil and Commercial programs.

Quality Manager Job Description

AGILE is seeking a Quality Manager who will be a part of the Agile Leadership team, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). This role is on site in Durango, Colorado. The Quality Manager is the functional leader for Agile’s Quality Engineers and Inspectors.


  • Owns, ensures compliance to, and leads improvements to the Agile Quality Management System. Lead team to combine two historic site QMS into a single effective and appropriate campus QMS.
  • Leads compliance audits at the Agile sites in Durango, Colorado and Mt Pleasant, PA.
  • Owns the quality organization mission, objectives, and key results.
  • Conduct supplier evaluations and establish supplier quality requirements. Complete supplier audits as necessary.
  • Develop and deliver quality training programs for employees to promote culture of quality excellence.
  • Experience with tooling and instrumentation calibration reports as well as dispositioning out of tolerance notifications.
  • In depth knowledge of root cause and corrective action tools.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to identify quality improvement opportunities.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally up and down the organization.
  • Interface with customers, regulatory agencies as necessary to address quality related concerns.
  • Up to 10% travel


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field.
  • Experience growing and managing a harmonious small team (5-10 people).
  • Leadership experience that demonstrates a proactive and collaborative approach to quality
  • AS9100D Lead Auditor Certification and experience.
  • Ability to read, interpret and train others on inspecting GD&T on engineering drawings.
  • Proficient with and able to train others on common inspection tools, such as callipers, micrometres, and pin gages.
  • Able to reduce raw data to generate quality metrics, trends and statistics.
  • Capable to lift 25 pounds on an infrequent basis.
  • Able to handle ITAR / EAR data.

Preferred Skills and Experiences:

  • 5+ years of experience in Quality or Operations.
  • Applicable master’s degree is a plus.
  • Quality Management certification such as Certified Quality Manager or Six Sigma, is desirable.
  • Experience with NDE inspection techniques or Range Safety compliance.
  • Knowledge about Mil-Spec, ASME, DOT, etc., regulation compliance (such as 49 CFR, MIL-STD-130, etc.).
  • Experience with implementing Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Exposure to software quality or mission assurance.
  • Experience with Ion and/or Deltek TIP QA.

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Durango, CO

Salary: $100,000 - $150,000

Expected Close Date: 5/10/2024

This is not a remote position.

Eligibility for bonuses and company equity depends on the type of position held and whether the position is full-time, part-time or temporary status. Contact HR for more information on the specific benefits offered.

What You'll Love About Us:

100% of monthly premiums paid by employer for Medical, Dental and Vision for you and your dependents.

Paid Holidays, Paid Flexible Time Off, Sabbatical Leave, Company Sponsored Life and AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Maternity/Parental/Adoption Leave

401K contributions match at 4% of your salary, Employee referral program, Learning & Development - allowing employees to explore development opportunities such as peer learning, trainings, certifications, tuition reimbursement, Company get-together and team outings and best of all, working with amazing humans!

We are committed to creating a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, region, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Agile, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Reasonable Accommodation

At AGILE, our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request to hr@agilespaceindustries.com.

The salary ranges provided in this job posting are indicative and may be adjusted for individual candidates commensurate with experience or technical capabilities. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee's salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

AGILE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

  • Please note that if the position is covered by federal international trade regulations, it is a requirement of the position that the individual be eligible to obtain any required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.