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PRODUCTION MANAGER – DRAGON PROPULSION COMPONENTS

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1 Rocket Rd
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Overview :

In an era when most technology based products follow a path of ever-increasing capability and reliability while simultaneously reducing costs, launch vehicles today are little changed from those of 40 years ago. SpaceX aims to change this paradigm by developing a family of launch vehicles which will ultimately reduce the cost and increase the reliability of space access by a factor of ten. …

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PRODUCTION MANAGER – DRAGON PROPULSION COMPONENTS

Hawthorne, CA, US

 

SpaceX - Full-Time | Job date : 07-06-2018

Description

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

 

 

 

PRODUCTION MANAGER – DRAGON PROPULSION COMPONENTS

 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Lead and manage a staff of 30+ employees per shift (up to 60 on 2 shifts).

Manage the assembly, test, modification, and repair of production assemblies in order to guarantee achievement of on time delivery, cost and quality targets.

Ensure a strong focus is placed on safety to achieve excellent safety performance with the team

Develop, execute, and track technician training to ensure all skillsets are met to perform required operations the Dragon components area.

Use quality metrics to continually improve the quality output of the manufacturing team. Play a leading role in ensuring root causes for quality issues are identified and appropriate improvement actions are put in place.

Review work instructions, and make change recommendations when needed to improve processes.

Assess, staff, and vet the appropriate skillset needed.

Achieve cost targets by improving labor efficiency and driving design for manufacturability improvements.

Develop, initiate, and enforce system policies and procedures.

Monitor labor hours and overtime, and implement improvement plans and time management with staff.

Conduct capacity planning of equipment and personnel.

Coordinate with Engineering and other departments to minimize production interruptions.

Think creatively – question the status quo, while following documentation and maintaining prescribed quality standards.

Develop and assure adequate machine maintenance schedules and back-up spares availability

 

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field or 5 years of experience as a manager in a production environment.

Minimum of 3 years of experience working on manufacturing, design, and process development of mechanical/electro-mechanical assemblies. 

Minimum of 3 years managing a team of technicians.

 

 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Proven capability in improving labor efficiency.

Strong leadership and mentoring skills.

Ability to effectively communicate with all levels in the organization, including production technicians, engineering, and executives.

Experience bringing teams and processes from development to production, including collaborating with design and manufacturing engineers.

Adaptability in constantly changing assignments and fast-paced work environment.

Demonstrated track record of using forward thinking to take an operation from the status quo, to implementing new advancements and elevating processes.

Experience monitoring, tracking, and continually improving total cost equation.

Proven experience and ability to read, interpret, and follow fluid schematics (engineering drawings, circuit layouts, and parts list) and mechanical assemblies (mechanical drawings and parts lists).

Intimate knowledge of propulsion valves and/or the ability to quickly work towards achieving strong product knowledge.

Hands-on experience with fluid and/or gas handling systems.

Knowledge of precision machining and manufacturing of precision parts.

Experience using test instrumentation and control components (e.g. pressure transducers, thermocouples, resistance temperature detectors, relays, solenoid valves, etc.).

 

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Able to work extended hours and weekends as needed

Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. unassisted

Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed (Up to 10% travel)

Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.