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Manufacturing QA/Quality Lead



Quality Assurance
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023

Apptronik is building robots for the real world to improve human quality of life and to help solve the ever-increasing labor shortage problem. Our team has been building some of the most advanced robots on the planet for years, dating back to the DARPA Robotics Challenge. We apply our expertise across the full robotics stack to some of the most important and impactful problems our society faces, and expect our products and technology to change the world for the better. We value passion, creativity, and collaboration to help us overcome existing technological barriers in the industry to create truly innovative products.

You will join a team developing a state-of-the-art general-purpose robots designed to operate in human spaces and with human tools. It is designed to work alongside humans, mobilize to human spaces, and manipulate the world around it.

As a Quality Assurance/Quality Inspector at Apptronik, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the highest standards of quality in our manufacturing processes for electronic and mechanical assembly. You will be responsible for inspecting products at various stages of production, identifying defects or deviations from specifications, and implementing corrective actions to maintain excellence in our final products. The qualified candidate will promote a culture of quality awareness and adherence to new & established procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Inspection and Testing:
    • Conduct thorough inspections of electronic and mechanical components at different production and/or assembly stages.
    • Utilize various testing equipment and tools to assess product quality and performance. Including but not limited to multimeters, micrometers, gauges, CMM.
    • Verify that products meet defined specifications, standards, and customer requirements.
  • Documenting and Reporting:
    • Maintain detailed records of inspections, test results, and quality issues.
    • Generate comprehensive reports on quality metrics, defect rates, and improvement recommendations.
    • Communicate findings to relevant departments and collaborate on corrective actions.
  • Root Cause Analysis:
    • Investigate and determine the root causes of quality issues and defects.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement corrective and preventive actions.
    • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to enhance overall quality processes.
  • Process Audits:
    • Conduct regular audits of manufacturing processes to ensure compliance with quality standards.
    • Identify areas for process improvement and work with teams to implement enhancements.
  • Supplier Quality Management:
    • Collaborate with suppliers to establish and maintain quality standards for incoming materials.
    • Perform audits and assessments of suppliers to ensure compliance with quality requirements.
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    • Stay abreast of industry regulations and quality standards applicable to electronic and mechanical assembly.
    • Ensure that the company's quality management system aligns with regulatory requirements.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or appropriate Quality experience
  • Proven experience in quality assurance/inspection within electronics and mechanical assembly manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with industry standards, regulations, and quality management systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational abilities.
  • Effective communication skills for collaboration with cross-functional teams.

Preferred Skills:

  • Certification in Quality Management (e.g., ASQ Certified Quality Inspector).
  • Knowledge of statistical process control (SPC) and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Experience with electronic testing equipment and measurement tools.


  • Competitive base w/ benefits
  • Highly motivating equity incentive package
  • Flexible work hours policy
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k plan

Joining our team as a Quality Assurance/Quality Inspector offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the production of cutting-edge technology while ensuring the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction. If you are passionate about quality and continuous improvement, we invite you to apply and be a key player in our commitment to excellence.

*This is a direct hire. Please, no outside Agency solicitations.

Apptronik provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.