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Procurement Quality Specialist

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Operations, Quality Assurance
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Procurement Quality Specialist who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.

This position has multiple job openings (and may be filled at multiple levels).


  • Develop and apply supplier management processes in compliance to the AS 9100 standard
  • Develop and maintain records of the Axiom Space external providers Key Performance Indicators
  • Conduct initial qualification reports of external suppliers for the inclusion to the Approved Supplier List
  • Establish and approve applicable quality clause flow down requirements for the procurement of Human Space Flight goods and services
  • Support various working groups and panels specializing in anomaly/Nonconformance resolution ensuring the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) implementation
  • Develop working relationships with external providers to maintain a seamless supply chain of goods and services
  • Conduct supplier assessments/audits for compliance that support continuous improvements
  • Develop quality reports/presentations and perform other Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) tasks as necessary
  • Maintain and improve the Axiom quality processes and procedures
  • Implement and ensure adherence to the nonconformance system that ensures nonconformances are investigated, trends are tracked, and issues resolved
  • Develop Supplier Quality reports/presentations to S&MA and program leadership in alignment with our Quality Policy, QMS, and Quality Manual to support the objectives and goals of S&MA
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • 7+ years of experience in Procurement Quality Engineering for human spaceflight
  • Experience in evaluating external providers ability to demonstrate compliance to the AS 9100 standard
  • Working knowledge of AS 9100
  • Knowledge of Quality Management System (QMS) and quality processes related to the aerospace industry
  • Ability to plan, perform analyses, and report results in relationship to the quality requirements, product and process assessments, audit, procurement, trends, and improvement of products
  • Experience in the EMU (Extravehicular Mobility Unit) project or the EVA (Extravehicular Activity) program is desired but not required

Essential Functions

  • Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time).
  • May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Operation of standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • Must possess strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team of quality engineers.
  • Self-motivated and proactive; ability to suggest and recognize areas for improvements.
  • Continuous Improvement and Statistical Analysis.
  • Ability to assess and consolidate large data sets of information in the development of written communication/presentations.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment.

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.