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MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (METALLIC HEAT SHIELD

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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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MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (METALLIC HEAT SHIELD

Hawthorne, CA, US

 

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

Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the production, assembly, and integration of 3D printed components and welded components
  • Be aggressive and creative to meet need dates at increasing production rate while reducing cost
  • Drive supplier root cause analysis, resolve complex manufacturing discrepancies, and interface with the quality team to implement efficient corrective actions
  • Drive materials improvement and inspection criteria for increased reusability and refurbishment
  • Fully develop, qualify, and implement future state production systems for all products
  • Guide new and existing products through outsourcing vendors, developing stable products and relationships
  • Coordinate with internal and external manufacturing teams to improve manufacturing processes and part quality
  • Implement design for manufacturing during new product development and improvement cycles
  • Create and manage manufacturing bill of materials, work instructions, and specifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of science in engineering from ABET-accredited institution
  • Applicants who will complete their bachelor’s degree by the Spring of 2018 also meet this requirement
  • Minimum of 1 year of machining and assembly experience from industry OR collegiate engineering projects such as Formula SAE, Baja SAE, Design Build Fly, etc.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical/aerospace/materials/chemical engineering 
  • Hands-on manufacturing experience with high-temp/high-strength metals including Inconel, titanium, Haynes, and/or refractory metals
  • Strong mechanical intuition, engineering fundamentals, GD&T, and ability to foresee manufacturing challenges from initial design
  • Demonstrated ability developing relationships and influencing cross-functional teams including design groups, production teams, and internal/external vendors
  • Experience rapidly introducing process improvements, lean manufacturing principles, and transitioning products from prototype through volume production
  • Expertise in design for manufacturability and design for assembly
  • Experience writing test plans, procedures, and providing go/no-go judgment
  • Knowledge of supplier quality processes including advanced product quality planning, first article inspection reports, detailed inspection plans, source inspection requirements, etc.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS::

  • This is a hands-on position that may require standing up to 4+ hours a day and working directly with the hardware on the floor. Applicants must be comfortable with stooping, bending, and standing.
  • Must be willing to work long hours and weekends as necessary
  • Ability to travel as needed

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