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Sr. Supply Chain Reliability Engineer
Avionics
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Locations
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
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Desired Skills
Management
Requirements
  • A deep technical and practical knowledge of manufacturing processes and standards
  • The capability to manage projects and drive accountability within cross functional teams, succinctly communicate status and needed action, often urgently, to all levels of the organization
  • A willingness to roll up your sleeves and step into chaotic situations, using technical knowledge and quality background to understand the current state and most optimal path forward
  • The ability to analyze for and identify suboptimal supplier and internal system process gaps and drive improvement through data driven decisions
  • The ability to conduct formal and informal supplier evaluations, corrective actions, and process reviews
  • Ability to engage counterparts across the organization and develop/build trust in order to effectively execute large scale initiatives
  • An ability to acquire new technical knowledge, particularly around how purchased components and assemblies integrate into the rocket and spacecraft
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering field
  • 5+ years of experience in an electronic manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's and/or Master's in Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge and mastery of principles of chemistry, engineering, fluid dynamics and mechanics of materials
  • Ability to quickly grasp knowledge of a diverse range of supplier capabilities
  • Practical experience in requirement and specification development
  • Capable of seeking and solving complex problem and organizing it in a manner that helps decision-making
  • Demonstrated experience in leading or working on a multi-disciplinary engineering problem
  • Experience supporting production and test of complex electromechanical assemblies
  • Knowledge of quality tools such as Lean principles, Six Sigma, root cause analysis and corrective action, advanced product quality planning (APQP), metrology, process failure mode and effects analysis (PFMEA), control plans, and various problem-solving approaches
  • Experience with high volume manufacturing
  • Knowledge of supplier quality processes (production part approval process, advanced product quality planning, first article inspection reports, etc.)
  • Experience with quality systems (ISO 9000/TS/AS9100/NADCAP)
  • Disciplined approach to problem solving - 8D
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to make presentations to suppliers, team members and management
  • Must be able to work long hours and some nights and/or weekends when needed
  • Must be able to travel - up to 25-50% work week travel may be required, including international travel
  • Valid driver's license
  • 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
  • Work with engineering, production, experts from other teams and departments to drive changes that make the system more reliable, more manufacturable, and more efficient. Challenge assumptions and build strong professional relationships
  • Investigate failures in production, test and flight, identifying and mitigating the immediate and underlying root causes in order to quantify/reduce risk and improve reliability of designs and processes
  • Manage containments and potential improvements in order to improve efficiency of screening, quarantine and closures
  • Identify opportunities for risk reduction and removal of complexity in designs and processes to improve manufacturability, collaborating with integrated product teams to drive improvements and address high-impact and repeating non-conformances
  • Improve upon existing quality management systems to support current launch manifest
  • Monitor and assess supplier capabilities for unknown flight risk and work to resolve issues. Assess changes in supplier processes and asses for cross-functional impacts. Run risk review activities, including performing and organizing data reviews and executing mitigation plans
  • Review acceptance and qualification of new capabilities at suppliers. Ensure reliability and maintainability of modified capabilities through a risk-based re-qualification program
  • Maintain holistic supply chain capabilities knowledge and work with cross-functional teams to drive improved verification and changes for improved reliability
  • Partner with design, test, and manufacturing through product development and production to ensure the reliability of Avionics parts (i.e. controllers, RIOs, sensors, RF, power systems, solar arrays, wire harnessing, etc.)
  • Responsible for tracking yield, test/inspection escapes, and ensuring past failures and lessons learned are incorporated into NPI
  • Utilize schematics, test equipment, inspection processes, etc. to perform structured electrical root cause analysis of failures identified during the development and production processes to inform design/manufacturing changes
SpaceX

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Aerospace
Transportation
Company mission
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 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.