Operations Engineer
Materials Management, Starlink
Posted on 12/2/2022

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
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Business Analytics
Operations Research
Operations & Logistics
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, business, analytics, physics, mathematics or supply chain
  • 1+ years of experience in using Excel, SQL, or Python/R for analysis or modeling dynamic systems
  • 3+ years of experience in material flow, packaging, inventory/logistics management or industrial/operations engineering
  • 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 developmental manufacturing environment
  • Experience with lean, six sigma, and related production principles
  • Experience or education in management science and engineering, operations engineering, operations research, or industrial engineering
  • Experience as a contributor to multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, high stress environments
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Must be able to work extended hours and/or weekends as needed to meet major milestones
  • This position is based in Redmond, WA and requires being onsite - remote work not considered
  • 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
  • Develop tools to analyze delivery, capacity, cost problems for production, supply chain, and operations to guide decisions
  • Create 3D material flow layout visualizations and animations using advanced modeling software
  • Work with production and manufacturing representatives utilizing internal and external benchmarking to provide a vision of a desired future state. Facilitate best practice sharing across departments with a heavy focus on developing innovative new solutions for manufacturing that leverage automated material flow systems. Ensure that SpaceX is using the most state-of-the-art material flow for production methods
  • Lead creation of material flow standards in conjunction with manufacturing engineering and supply chain representatives for an approved internal material transport, packaging, kitting and line-side presentation catalog
  • Organize budget, schedule, facility, headcount and resource allocation, capital expenditure and execution plans to support new hardware and/or value stream realignment introduction efforts as it relates to material flow
  • Establish value stream packaging, kitting solution, internal part transport, sequencing, line-side presentation, final packaging and overall processing specifications at the part number level for new value stream introductions
  • Identify operational challenges within the organization, determine root cause, and develop appropriate solutions
  • Collaborate with cross-departmental partners in supply chain, engineering and production