2017-38 Sr. QA Specialist

Koam Engineering Systems, Inc. (KES Inc.) is an employee owned small business specializing in technology innovation and systems integration by combining innovative products and reliable engineering services. Headquartered in San Diego, California and with offices in Gig Harbor, WA KES provides services globally in systems engineering & technical assistance, requirements analysis, software design & development, systems integration & testing, independent verification & validation, and operational & logistic support.


Position Summary:

KES, Inc currently has a need to hire a Senior QA Specialist for C4ISR work at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC PAC). Candidate will perform QA Inspections for NIEF incoming, in-process, and final delivery product, and report on all quality issues encountered.  Responsible for the coordination and completion of tasks assigned.

Will troubleshoot quality problems within production line, coordinate and follow-up on failure analysis.

Uses statistical methods for tracking, trending, and analysis of quality data from failures and non-conformances. 

Uses engineering drawings when performing Quality Inspections on C4I materials and equipment delivered by NIEF.

Assists management by providing timely and accurate metrics, and providing inputs to process improvements. 

Responsible for the coordination and completion of tasks assigned.

Works with project planners to resolve common production issues.

Understands and ensures compliance to IUID requirements. 

Other duties as assigned.


Required Experience:  

Prefer a bachelor's degree and 10 or more years of C4I experience, and at least 5 years in a Quality role.

The desired candidate should be familiar with all aspects of a military C4I project to include scheduling, costs, quality assurance and control, risk management.

Familiar with a variety of the C4I installation field's concepts, practices, and procedures.

Flexibility of schedule, and the ability to work overtime when needed is desired. 

Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Strong technical, interpersonal, written and verbal skills are a must.

Candidate must have the ability to operate effectively in a team environment as well as independently and on occasion provide direct interface with customers.


Required Qualifications:

10 or more years in a C5I or C4I-SR military or DoD environment. Military systems installation experience preferred.  Prefer at least 5 years of QA experience.

 Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Must have demonstrated experience with Quality Systems, including Corrective/Preventive Action, Non-Conformance, and Document/Change Control.

Must have or have possessed a DoD Security Clearance at a Secret level or higher, or must have the ability to obtain a clearance.

Must have knowledge of and experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T), and a good ability to read and understand engineering drawings.

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.



None anticipated but limited travel (10-15%) may be required to meet future requirements.


At KES, we offer a comprehensive and valuable benefits program to our employees and their families some of these benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Customizable Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Prevailing Wage Plan (Retirement Plan)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - (Discretionary Plan)
  • Education Assistance
  • Paid Time Off


Since 1995, KES continues to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of a growing small business that focuses on the needs of its customers and employees and serves to provide a rewarding and challenging career.  KES offers a competitive salary and full range of benefits. KES, Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.