Production Development Engineer
Posted on 3/15/2023

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
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.
Austin, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Software Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, software, industrial, or in an engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of professional experience in manufacturing or industrial project management
  • High volume production experience (consumer goods, automotive, etc.)
  • Project management experience, particularly related to creating or overhauling cross-functional business processes in a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of database structures and SQL
  • Experience with web-based Python applications (Flask/Django, etc.)
  • Understanding of lean engineering and Six Sigma concepts and their application
  • Experience with production automation and tooling
  • 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
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends when needed to meet major milestones
  • Willing to travel up to 10%
  • 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 ITARhere
  • 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
  • Act as subject matter expert in multiple Starlink production processes and systems, enabling complex data gathering, troubleshooting, and problem solving
  • Develop standardized metrics for the production and quality organizations
  • Consistently contribute effort, leadership, and creative thinking to solving complex problems in a collaborative fashion and under tight deadlines
  • 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