As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for Manufacturing Engineering tasks related to the tooling, design, and manufacturing of the New Glenn Stage 1 Tank Weldment. As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware by defining the build process, handling equipment, critical processes while also identify, developing, and deploy methods to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build sequence and schedules. As an integral member of the team, you will conduct DFMA and PFMEA studies to strengthen the feedback loop between design, build, and test. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.
- Work with cross-functional teams that are responsible for selecting materials, manufacturing processes, and suppliers to produce world class aerospace hardware
- Provide design for manufacturability review of tank components and systems, and make recommendations to improve quality, simplify operations, and reduce cost
- Develop overall assembly sequencing for tank assembly and make real-time adjustments as needed to deal with production and design inputs
- Support friction stir and fusion welding processes used to build cryogenic fuel tanks
- Setup new production work areas, including layouts, tooling and equipment setup, etc.
- Assist with transition from development to production, including first article and qualification units
- Develop and maintain assembly and build schedules
- Troubleshoot, diagnose, and correct build discrepancies through evaluation, rework, and repair. Perform root cause analysis and implement corrective actions for recurrence control
- Identify and implement continuous improvement projects to enhance safety, efficiency, quality and reduce cycle time, defects, and waste in the production environment.
- Identify and develop process controls on critical manufacturing characteristics
- Support/develop cost estimates for hardware, processes, tooling, and organizations
- Interpret design engineering documents into work orders that direct touch labor on the tank production floor
- Support tank production and troubleshoot issues as they arise throughout the day
- Periodic travel to Florida to interface with production, engineering, management staff and support development and production of New Glenn Tank components and manufacturing systems.
- BS degree or higher in aerospace engineer, materials engineering, mechanical engineering or related field
- 5-10 Years experience as a Materials/Process/Manufacturing engineering
- Proven experience with friction stir welding technologies and systems
- Proven experience with fusion welding technologies and systems
- Proven experience with large scale assemblies and fabrication
- Ability to interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions, and test procedures
- Ability to work effectively with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities
- Experience working in a product design or manufacturing environment
- Aerospace/Launch vehicle experience
- Experience with aluminum cryo tanks
- Experience with safety critical systems.
- Extremely customer focused with strong verbal and written communication skills
- A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skills across large geographic distances
- A continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always optimizing
- Exceptional organizational and analytical skills and a proven ability to drive complex projects with minimal oversight
- Experience interacting with aerospace suppliers, including on-site engineering audits, technical interchanges, supplier qualifications and statistical process controls
- Basic computer skills such as Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.