Director – Manufacturing Engineering
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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.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding





El Segundo, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in aerospace engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, or similar degree from accredited university
  • Experience building complex mechanical systems
  • 7+ years of professional engineering experience
  • 5+ years of experience leading engineering teams in a production environment
  • 2+ years of professional experience in the field of aerospace/mechanical engineering
  • Experience integrating and designing components/assemblies using NX and Teamcenter
  • 2+ years creating and interpreting engineering drawings with GD&T
  • Dedicated leader and team player who's excited about ABL's mission!
  • Critical thinking: ABL engineers understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
  • End-to end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight
  • Travel between sites may be required
  • 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
  • Build a high functioning team that leads the resolution of build issues and non-conformances, creates comprehensive work instructions, develops new processes and delivers quality hardware
  • Manage the transition of parts and assemblies from development to high-rate production
  • Provide manufacturing expertise during design reviews and interfacing with vendors, leading design for manufacturing efforts to develop efficient and scalable processes
  • Establish vendor relations and assess technical competency to ensure a high-quality supply chain
  • Support the development, qualification, and acceptance testing of hardware
  • Collaborate with production and engineering teams to manage priorities to support critical path and schedule
  • Become the technical expert of assigned shops and mentor team members