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.
MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (SATELLITES/COMPONENTS)
Perform hands-on engineering and liaison role between the design teams and production organization as SpaceX works to iterate on the design and ramp into the manufacturing phase
Responsible for the manufacturability and introduction into high-rate manufacturing environment
Contribute to design reviews acting as an expert in design for manufacturability, design for testability, yield improvements, supplier capabilities assessments, quality control, etc.
Primary point of contact for production non-conforming product, troubleshooting, root cause, failure investigations and corrective actions
Lead the initial supply chain development for electro-mechanical assembly components
Tooling design and validation
Prepare engineering documentation necessary for the transition from development to production including assembly procedures, test procedures, standard operating procedures, schematic diagrams, bills of materials, suitable alternate parts lists and mechanical drawings
Update designs when necessary in response to manufacturing issues, parts obsolescence, and system requirement changes
Lead continuous improvement efforts of established product
Perform structured root cause analysis of in-process failures
Perform training of production personnel and leadership
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Ability to create and deliver presentations for design and manufacturing readiness reviews
Experience transitioning products from design to manufacturing as part of a cross-functional team in a fast-paced iterative design environments
Experience modeling with 3D CAD software such as: NX/Unigraphics, Catia, Solidworks
Working proficiency with DFMEA and PFMEA methodology and implementation
SPC knowledge and experience applying statistical methods to track process capability.
Experience with PCB, PCBA and electromechanical assembly processes
Basic competency with SQL databases
Demonstrated experience designing tooling in a manufacturing environment
Hands-on engineer with a passion for continuous improvement and building the best hardware
Capable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team
Experience in a fast-paced, iterative design environments within the consumer electronics, mobile handset, medical devices, aerospace, marine or automotive industries.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Position may require working extended hours and weekends
Some travel to suppliers required - up to 20%
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