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Full-Time

Head of Production

Posted on 6/27/2024

K2 Space

K2 Space

11-50 employees

Develops next-generation multi-orbit satellite buses

Aerospace

Compensation Overview

$150k - $215kAnnually

+ Equity

Senior, Expert

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Category
Materials & Structures
Research & Development
Space & Rocket Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace, mathematics, or other relevant engineering discipline
  • 7+ years of experience leading and/or managing large teams on technically-complex projects throughout the development and build process
  • Deep production and hardware manufacturing experience, including lean manufacturing principles, large and small structural assemblies, tooling, circuit boards and power electronics, harnessing, sensors, avionics, thermal systems, and production testing and material handling
  • Experience managing vendors, suppliers, and strategic technical partners
Responsibilities
  • Scale satellite manufacturing from the initial satellite builds through to constellation-class manufacturing lines
  • Develop production manufacturing planning and build operational best practices from the ground up, from basic requirements to acceptance-tested, flight-ready hardware
  • Oversee recruitment, hiring, and training of production and manufacturing engineering employees, including technical mentorship and company-wide safety skills training
  • Create and manage build schedules, resource planning, performance and cost metrics, and establish plans for continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with senior engineering leadership to ensure that designs are manufacturable throughout the design and build process, and delivered to specification
  • Drive the integration and test of the spacecraft from subassembly integration all the way through to fully integrated spacecraft testing
  • Build and manage sourcing and supply chain teams that are responsible for supplier relationships and quality, and provide detailed cost breakdowns for proposals
  • Collaborate with design engineers, leaders, technicians and external customers to develop satellite product plans
  • Champion positive and safety-focused workplace culture and production facilities

K2 Space Corporation offers an engaging workplace for those interested in contributing to cutting-edge satellite technology that enhances national security, commercial operations, and scientific data collection. The company stands out by developing satellite buses that not only reduce costs dramatically but also expedite the design cycle to under a year. This fast-paced, resourceful environment leverages a broad commercial supply chain to support true multi-orbit and multi-mission capabilities, positioning it as a leader in the space industry’s adaptive and cost-effective segment.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding

$65.7M

Headquarters

Los Angeles, California

Founded

2022

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

73%

1 year growth

246%

2 year growth

309%