Welding Manager
Posted on 10/27/2022
ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Rockets for small satellite launches
Company Overview
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, they're building a launch system they are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches.
El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • 5+ years of experience of welding processes including TIG and MIG
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • Experience leading and training welders
  • Time management, scheduling and organizational skills
  • Has ability to prioritize task and to delegate to team
  • 5+ years of Welding Management and/or lead/supervisory experience
  • Experience in a fast paced start up environment
  • Background in Linear Seam Welding
  • Background in Circumferential Seam Welding
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Leadership and teaching/mentoring
  • Experience optimizing welding productivity and performance
  • Knowledge of welder and welding safety standards
  • History of successful project management
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
  • Lead the welding team to ensure quality product is produced at production rate while adhering to safety standards
  • Engage in employee development activities, providing regular feedback and coaching to enable career development for team
  • Create and manage team staffing plans to meet production demands by recruiting, hiring and retaining top talent
  • Manage shop floor layout and set best practices, including tool management, FOD mitigation, part control, machine preventative maintenance and safety protocols
  • Ensure productivity and utilization of team remains high
  • Serve as a liaison with designers, clients and other stakeholders to maximize efficiency, quality and customer satisfaction
  • Initiate, coordinate and enforce production, safety, and quality systems, policies, and procedures
  • Responsible for team training plan and setting standards for workmanship
  • Build a strong team culture of accountability, collaboration, flexibility, respect and ownership