Operations Engineer
Starlink Satellite Production
Posted on 3/15/2023

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
Redmond, WA, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or operations/supply chain management discipline
  • 1+ years of experience using SQL, business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau, Power BI, Grafana), and/or analysis tools (Python/R, Minitab, Excel, etc)
  • Proficiency with statistics, data analysis, cost/benefit analysis, and visualization
  • Experience with CAD software, Power BI, and discrete event modeling tools
  • Experience with inventory, production, and capacity planning (including MRP/ERP systems)
  • Experience as an industrial, operations, process or manufacturing engineer in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with lean, six sigma, and related production principles
  • Experience as a contributor to multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams
  • Experience with gathering and using data to drive systemic improvements
  • Experience reviewing data and checking for accuracy/errors in a dataset based on process and system knowledge
  • Experience working in and maintain databases relevant to company processes
  • Proficient in identifying system enhancement opportunities, understanding end user requirements, and the ability to translate requirements needs into design requirements
  • Experience with sharing information and influencing others across organizational lines, internally and externally
  • Experience working in a highly demanding and fast paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to make presentations to engineering, team members, internal customers and management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Apply process improvement methodologies and tools (e.g. value stream mapping, problem solving, visual management, etc.) to reduce manufacturing build hours and quality issues; increase production rates; and remove waste from complex processes
  • Anticipate and identify challenges within production, determine root cause, and develop appropriate solutions for immediate mitigation as well as long term improvement and prevention
  • Manage projects and execute to tight timelines while effectively communicating to and influencing stakeholders
  • Train technicians, engineers, and leaders on best-in-class operations practices by driving process improvement workshops; providing training and information briefs on key topics; and demonstrating solutions in the area - actively ensuring these practices are documented and maintained
  • Identify, plan, and execute capital equipment, machine, and layout upgrades to meet volume production demand
  • Work with internal software teams to support production-facing ERP enhancements
  • Develop, standardize and continuously improve key process indicators and other production metrics. Create visibility of synthesized data to report production trends and give detailed analyses and action plans around improving underperforming trends