Quality Lab Manager

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

Quality Assurance
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 100 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise.

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

What you’ll do:

  • Take a key role in the development and deployment of procedures, and standards for a manufacturing quality system that meets AS9100 and FAA requirements.
  • Lead the establishment of an aircraft inspection plan including the programming of CMMs, laser trackers and other inspection tools
  • Execute / Oversee the calibration system and tool management across Archer
  • Assist in the development of training content to support new processes
  • Lead the inspection team consisting of 3-5 inspectors
  • Assist in the planning and process for company inspection in support of FAA conformity inspection and certification process.
  • Support the development and roll out of Advanced Product Quality Planning techniques such as PFMEAs, control plans and SPC

What you need:

  • 7+ years’ experience in metrology with programming skills in CALYPSO, PC-DMIS or Metrologic and hands on experience using with CMMs, Laser Trackers, scanners or arms
  • Experience creating and approving first article inspections with working knowledge of the tools required for inspection
  • Experience with MES systems and creating inspection plans electronically
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment in aerospace or other highly regulated environments
  • Experience with tolerance and drawing reviews including assessing the ability to verify dimensional requirements

Bonus qualifications:

  • Experience creating real time dashboards using Tableau or Microsoft BI
  • Experience with conformity and working with the FAA and DARs
  • Experience setting up and overseeing of receiving inspection
  • Experience with developing/validating automated inspection equipment in a manufacturing environment including working with SQL languages

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $115,260 - $135,600. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at people@archer.com. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Archer is unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to People@archer.com. All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.