Who We Are:

In the phonetic alphabet, Zulu is the end of the line. A Zulu mission is a mission which requires perfect execution because failure is not an option. When the stakes are real, flawless execution requires attention to detail and focus on what really matters. We take this philosophy into our product development, using solid first principles to deliver designs which are simple and work well.  

Zulu Pod’s packaged oil delivery (ZPod) system is aimed at changing the way in which we address the mission of allowing turbomachinery to operate for short durations (up to an hour) without a primary lubrication system. This can apply both to systems which are single use, where Zulu Pods provides the opportunity to operate for the intended mission without a traditional lubrication system (Zulu Pod’s primary system), or in emergency systems where the traditional primary lubrication system has failed and Zulu Pod is activated to allow aircraft to safely land minimizing risk to loss of life and protection of assets (Zulu Pod’s secondary system). 

Zulu Pods is a company focused on developing optimal lubrication solutions. We accomplish this by first separating the tasks of cooling and lubrication for mechanical systems, and second, by packaging oil and bringing it as close as possible to where it is needed. Our company holds patented technology including concepts for the storage, release, transport, and metering of flow from packaged oil systems for short duration lubrication of bearings, gears, and seals. 

We are a company composed of technical experts in mechanical design of turbomachinery with members and partners with as many as 40 years experience individually and combined experience totalling more than 150 years. We are passionate designers, professionals and people. At Zulu Pods we believe in bringing your human to work and embrace out of the box thinking and creativity.

We are seeking a talented and motivated Quality Control Inspector to be a key member of our team in developing our revolutionary distributed lubrication technology.


Who You Are:

  • Experienced in quality control/inspection in a precision machining or aerospace environment (5+ years).
  • Skilled in reading drawings and standards.
  • Motivated by working with small teams to generate a high impact.


What You’ll Do:

  • Perform dimensional, electrical, and/or visual inspections as appropriate for procured items.
  • Operate manual and automated test and inspection equipment.
  • Review submitted supplier certifications as required (material and/or special process) for accuracy and completeness.
  • Perform part and subassembly inspection or testing.
  • Record legible, complete, and accurate inspection results and other documentation.
  • Author Discrepancy Reports (DR) as needed.
  • Support MRB inventory and clearance activities.
  • Program or assist in programming automated test and inspection equipment.
  • Assist in calibration and maintenance of inspection equipment and update the calibration recall tracking system.
  • Other duties as assigned by Quality Management.



  • High School degree (technical school preferred).
  • Quality control/inspection experience in a precision machining or aerospace environment (5+ years).
  • Ability to read drawings and standards.
  • Knowledge of the background and application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Skill using standard inspection tools, methods, and reporting requirements.
  • Previous experience with various types of metrology equipment used in performing dimensional or electrical inspections including their capabilities and limitations.
  • Experience in a moderate volume and mix manufacturing environment.
  • Experience operating automated inspection equipment such as comparators, height stands, surface profilometers, CMM, or similar.
  • Aerospace industry or machine shop experience.
  • ASQ CMI Certification.
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.


Thank you for your interest in Zulu Pods!


Zulu Pods is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Individuals who require reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in the search process should notify our Office of Human Resources.

Job Categories: Engineering
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: Amherst Mass.

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