Quality Inspector

Zipline, South San Francisco, CA

Lifesaving Deliveries by Drone

Zipline is a full stack company. We design, manufacture, and operate autonomous delivery service at national scale. We source parts from vendors all around the world to develop our own hardware, write and deploy our own code, and stress test our product with thousands of flights. We build all of our aircrafts and ground equipment. We hire and train elite operators to run our distribution centers that deliver on a daily basis.

We do all this ourselves to ensure that our product achieves top notch, quality results for our customers.
Your position is critical for us to achieve our goals. At Zipline we are creating the most flexible and lean Quality System and you will be part of it. On the other end of every delivery is a doctor waiting to serve and a patient waiting to be saved. Screwing up is not an option.

In a nutshell, your key responsibilities will be:

  • Inspect incoming materials
  • Check in-process work by inspecting assemblies before the final integration
  • Verify finished product so that zero defects are shipped
  • Identify and own Key Performance Indicators that lead to achieve our Company Goals
  • Find a faster/better way to do all the above as you go

How are you going to do it?

  • Your eyes will be on the entire process and not just a piece of it. You are not afraid to iterate on solutions, fail fast, and measure improvements
  • If something doesn't seem measurable you find a way to do it. Numbers are your best friend, you collect data at every step and transform it into action
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain, Build and Engineering teams to ensure that requirements are clear both internally and externally
  • You provide direct feedback when things aren’t working. You spot gaps where most people don't and enjoy filling them
  • Solving problems in a systematic way is natural to you and you enjoy coaching and elevating others to do the same
  • Drive root cause analysis to completion, you don't sleep well if even one stone was left unturned during the process
  • You don't get overwhelmed easily and thrive in prioritizing your tasks with extreme ownership


  • 2-year degree or evidence of exceptional ability
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement implementation
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in a Manufacturing Quality Control environment preferred
  • Previous mechanical inspection background with ability to use basic and precision measurement tools (FARO, CMM, calipers, micrometers, thread gauges etc.) preferred
  • Experience with vision gauging preferred
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:200x/TS16924 a plus. AS9100 is a strong plus
  • Ability to read and interpret basic mechanical drawings
  • Standing and moving for extended periods of time with a full range of motion
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position, but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply! 

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer 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, favorite ice cream flavor, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or our own sensibilities

About Zipline

More than two billion people lack adequate access to essential medical products, such as blood and vaccines, due to challenging terrain and gaps in infrastructure. Zipline improves access to these supplies by flying over impassable mountains and washed-out roads, delivering directly to remote clinics. We centralize supply and provide on-demand deliveries, completely reducing waste and stock-outs. Zipline provides a seamless delivery system at an affordable price, obsessing over every detail, so you can focus on patient health.

Want to learn more about Zipline? Visit Zipline's website.