Manufacturing Engineer

ViaSat   •  

Tempe, AZ

Industry: Telecommunications & Hardware


5 - 7 years

Posted 42 days ago

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.

We're growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manufacturing Engineers plan and manage all aspects of mechanical hardware fabrication including mechanical assembly for cables/harnesses, structures and mechanisms.
  • Review and approve engineering drawings and specifications, write work instructions and generate bills of materials.
  • Our Manufacturing Engineers ensure that projects are completed on schedule, following established procedures and work plans.
  • Provide production support for manufacturing operations on a daily basis to remedy issues, enable on-time product deliveries, improve quality, and reduce cost, as well as analyze defect data and implement improvements to drive down defect rate.
  • Maintain awareness of daily/weekly tasks/assignments to deliver products within the budgetary and schedule constraints.
  • Work closely with the assembly, process technicians, material expediters/planners, production leads and operation program managers to ensure successful hardware fabrication.


  • 5-10 years of relevant experience in a production environment fabricating electro-mechanical parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies.
  • Understanding of writing work instructions for fabrication of mechanical assemblies.
  • Experience in a high mix, low volume production environment.
  • Strong understanding and experience in Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design of Experiments (DOE) and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a must.
  • Experience building/assembling space flight hardware.
  • Strong mechanical assembly, soldering, SMT and microelectronics packaging knowledge.
  • Expertise in the requirements to meet IPC-A-610 acceptability standard for Class 3 assemblies.
  • Expertise in the rework and repair of electronic assemblies to IPC-7711/7721 procedures.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment with good organizational / communication skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical or engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • US government position. US citizenship required.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%