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Supplier Development Engineer
Mechanical Systems
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Locations
Redmond, WA, USA
Experience Level
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Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
  • 1+ years of manufacturing, mechanical, supply chain, or business management experience (including school projects, clubs, or internships)
  • Master's degree in engineering, business, or supply chain
  • 1+ years of work experience in manufacturing engineering, design engineering or other supply chain discipline
  • 1+ years of experience with mechanical assemblies, materials or processes
  • 1+ years of experience with optical systems
  • Experience managing external supplier partners
  • Proven track record of taking ownership, successfully negotiating preferred pricing and driving results
  • Knowledge of supplier quality processes (production part approval process, advanced product quality planning, first article inspection reports, etc.)
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques and methods, e.g., design of experiments, Six Sigma, etc
  • Experience with quality systems (ISO 9000/TS/AS9100/NADCAP)
  • Disciplined approach to problem solving - 8D
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Conducts all activities with the highest level of integrity
  • Ability to work extended hours, some nights and/or weekends when needed to meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to travel - up to 50% work week travel
  • 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
Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with design engineers to gain an in-depth knowledge piece part, assembly, and/or sub-system design intent
  • Support procurement team to strategically source parts matched with supplier competencies by reviewing and assessing supplier manufacturing processes and quality systems
  • Create and define supplier technical and quality requirements based on customer and program requirements and expectations for NPI and production phases
  • Implement and monitor production part approval process (PPAP) with selected suppliers to enable rate production
  • Assure supplier understanding of product and submission requirements
  • Develop and approve process controls to control critical characteristics
  • Recommend technical product improvements to reduce risk and potential defect opportunities
  • Analyze supplier quality and delivery metrics to identify trends and pinpoint systemic performance gaps and root causes to drive supplier improvement plans
  • Provide feedback as appropriate on manufacturing methods and technologies
  • Function as liaison between purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and suppliers to resolve supplier quality issues and to provide technical support
  • Drive supplier corrective actions associated with any escapes or containments identified in SpaceX production or the SpaceX supply chain
  • Demonstrate innovation, technical excellence, attention to detail, self-direction, and courage
  • Drive for results and customer satisfaction
  • Collaborate with teams, lead projects, and continuously drive improvement in the supply base
SpaceX

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Aerospace
Transportation
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.
Benefits
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.