Production Development Engineer
Avionics Starship Production
Posted on 9/27/2022
West Athens, CA, USA
- Bachelor's degree in mechanical, computer science, computer engineering, electrical, or other engineering discipline
- 1+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment via professional experience, internships, research and/or outside the classroom projects
- High volume production experience (consumer goods, automotive, etc.)
- Competency with SQL databases and ability to write SQL queries
- Experience developing custom software, ERP/MES systems, and dashboards
- Experience with web-based Python applications (Flask/Django, etc)
- Understanding of lean engineering and Six Sigma concepts and their application
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience analyzing large datasets and communicating conclusions
- Experience supporting production of complex electro-mechanical systems in high volume work centers and/or during production ramp-up
- Ability to identify customer needs, gather requirements, and execute independently
- Creative approach to problem solving and exceptional analytical skills
- Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment that includes working with changing needs and requirements
- Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones
- Occasional travel may be required
- 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
- Define new business processes and systems for high volume production, including manufacturing execution, nonconforming hardware management, configuration management, material traceability, process control, product fulfillment, maintenance, and other critical business/production systems
- Develop business use cases and software requirements for improvements to our enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution system (MES) software
- Implement data acquisition and reporting for production and quality metrics, as well as environmental, testing, and safety controls
- Act as subject matter expert in multiple Starship production processes and systems, enabling complex data gathering, troubleshooting, and problem solving
- Develop, review, and approve procedures ensuring completeness, accuracy, regulatory and customer compliance, and quality objectives
- Develop and execute training and communication plans during major process changes
- Collaborate across disciplines including engineering, production, test, inventory, supply chain, customer experience, and management to ensure efficiency and consistency across the organization
- Write software to enable the automatic creation of machine job data from released PCB designs
- Enable the automatic monitoring of SMT equipment machine process windows
Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
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 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.