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Lead Production Engineer

Starship Avionics

Posted on 10/21/2022



10,001+ employees

Develops and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft


Compensation Overview

$125k - $175kAnnually


West Athens, CA, USA

Aerospace Engineering
Required Skills
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
  • 3+ years of experience in the design and/or production of electro-mechanical systems
  • 1+ years of direct leadership experience or project leadership scope
  • Degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering
  • Strong manufacturing fundamentals including GD&T, DFM, scheduling, and knowledge of avionics manufacturing processes (PCB fabrication, SMT, laser cutting, waterjet, CNC, etc.)
  • Experience with database manipulation (SQL) and dashboard creation
  • Experience in facility and line layouts, factory optimization, capital equipment, and lean principles
  • Experience with sharing information and influencing others across organizational lines
  • Experience working both autonomously and as a team in a highly demanding environment
  • Strong demonstrated capability in CAD, mechanism design, and prototyping
  • Knowledge of and experience in selecting manufacturing methods for electro-mechanical parts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills - ability to make presentations to engineering, team members, internal customers, and management
  • Must be willing to support extended hours and weekends when necessary to support launch and critical project timelines
  • 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
  • Generate and maintain team workflows, technical standards, KPIs, and resource loading
  • Manage performance of 6+ engineers. Facilitate technical growth in DFM analysis, process definition/planning, tooling design, new product introduction processes, and process control
  • Perform a hands-on engineering and liaison role between the hardware design team, production engineering, and floor technicians
  • Participate in design reviews acting as an expert in avionics design for testability, design for manufacturability, yield improvements, supplier capabilities assessments, and quality control
  • Drive optimization of manufacturing and test procedures for flight acceptance. Prepare process capability and capacity analysis using basic six sigma elements
  • Work for a production environment with a focus on design for manufacturability and automation
  • Demonstrate innovation, technical excellence, attention to detail, and self-direction
  • Drive for results and customer satisfaction by collaborating with teams, leading projects, and continuously driving improvements in production

SpaceX specializes in developing and launching advanced rockets and spacecraft, with a focus on transforming space transportation. Their key technologies include advanced rocket propulsion systems, spacecraft design, and cargo resupply missions for NASA.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Hawthorne, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



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.