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Quality Engineer


Altavian Inc. is hiring a Quality Engineer to provide quantifiable information for quality improvement through sound testing methods related to the development of Small Unmanned Systems and technology. Altavian is expanding its industry-leading expertise in Unmanned Systems by producing aircraft and associated software in-house.


  • Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS).

  • Create, implement and maintain manufacturing and quality documents such as quality procedures, work instructions, control plans, product test plans, material specifications, CDRLs, FMEAs and product acceptance documentation (i.e. ATP, FATs).

  • Support and maintain Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) activities including product engineering BOM maintenance and related documentation updates.

  • Conduct and support process/product/software verification and validations activities.

  • Coordinate the Measuring & Test Equipment (M&TE) calibration and equipment maintenance programs.

  • Coordinate and assist root cause investigations occurring from reported nonconformances and related corrective actions.

  • Support Engineering, Purchasing and Quality functional areas on Supplier/Vendor quality assessments and approvals.

  • Conduct receiving, in-process and final quality inspections including attribute/variable sample inspections, first article inspection reporting and lot acceptance approvals.

  • Conduct internal quality auditing functions as required for the business.


  • US Citizen (Export Control/ITAR/EAR)

  • Ability to be approved for security clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mechanical, Quality, Manufacturing or related field. 

  • 5+ years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment.  3+ years’ experience working in an ISO environment.

  • ASQ certification preferred.

  • Hand on experience with Manufacturing Process Improvements, Root Cause Analysis, 8D Problem Solving,  FMEAs, Gauge R&R, 5S, and Lean Manufacturing.

  • Knowledge of Blue Print reading and GD&T

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working with small teams on multiple projects

  • Experience with electromechanical systems, robotics, avionics, aviation technologies

You can and will excel in this job if you communicate well in a small team environment. If you possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and documentation skills. If you enjoy the small-business atmosphere. If you’re motivated by working for the off-brand, non-corporate challengers. If you enjoy being around some damn cool technology and innovation. If you enjoy company barbecues.


About Altavian

Altavian Inc. is located in Gainesville, FL and has been building unmanned aerial systems (UAS) since 2011. We design and manufacture high quality drones to carry the best sensors into the toughest environments. Our extensive history includes working alongside organizations including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, and the U.S. Army. We embrace open architectures in our systems design to bring proven commercial concepts to Group I UAS. As an original equipment manufacturer of UAS, we are at the forefront of new American engineering and manufacturing technologies.

Why working at Altavian is different

We are a small company that takes care of and supports its employees as they take on new challenges. The foundation of our company is the drive to build superior UAS through engineering excellence. You can expect diverse challenges that will require you to be agile and innovative in your work. You can also expect to be on a small team that strives to meet these challenges together. UAS development and the UAS market is still young and constantly changing. Your work will be varied and innovative by nature.


Our goal is to put you in a position to successfully meet your challenges as a part of our team and family including a competitive benefits package and up to a 4% 401(k) match.