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Lead Manufacturing Engineer (Starlink)

Company: SPACE EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGIES CORP
Location: Hawthorne
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of--enabling human life on Mars. As a Lead Manufacturing Engineer at SpaceX you will have the opportunity to utilize your knowledge, experience and creativity to develop novel solutions at the cutting edge of technology. SpaceX is developing a low latency, broadband internet system to meet the needs of consumers across the globe. Enabled by a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites, Starlink will provide fast, reliable internet to populations with little or no connectivity, including those in rural communities and places where existing services are too expensive or unreliable. We are looking for a talented lead engineer to establish a pilot line and eventually ramp to full scale production for millions of devices that will sit in our customers' homes. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a team of manufacturing engineers responsible for development of manufacturing processes for Starlink hardware including, but not limited to, SMT, lamination, testing, and assembly
  • Responsible for implementing plug-and-play processes to production that are capable of high volume throughput (1M+ per year)
  • Align department initiatives with the goals and responsibilities of the manufacturing engineering team
  • Lead the overall manufacturing development strategy for the areas under ownership for key metrics: quality, delivery, and cost. Actively measure team's performance against these metrics
  • Manage team's technical documentation strategy and ensure records are up-to-date
  • Manage and mentor other manufacturing engineers and interns on the team. Evaluate project scope according to team's skillset including labor and resourcing estimation
  • Responsible for team's recruiting activities
  • Take direct ownership of the physical production layout, optimizing for material flow from material receiving through processes on the line
  • Manage strategy for production line tooling, inventory, training and build process and ensure all are updated according to the latest design configuration
  • Responsible for influencing design to increase product manufacturability
  • Evangelize and drive design for test (DFT) best practices and design for manufacturing (DFM) with design engineers and test engineers
  • Identify automation opportunities and establish requirements as well as evaluating return on investment for each. Work with in-house resources or vendors as necessary to develop these solutions and implement on production line
  • Support production line with technical issues that cannot be addressed immediately on the line BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor of science in aerospace, mechanical, systems, electrical, or manufacturing engineering
    • 3+ years of hands-on manufacturing experience PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
      • Master's degree in an engineering discipline
      • Previous experience leading team of high performing engineers and/or specialists
      • Direct experience owning lamination and bonding processes with various one- or two-part epoxies or equivalent adhesive materials (e.g. pressure sensitive adhesives)
      • Ability to design tooling for high volume manufacturing
      • Ability to develop and maintain high performing suppliers and contract manufacturers
      • Experience working in a highly adaptive and iterative environment
      • Experience implementing automation into production processes
      • Experience transitioning products from design to manufacturing and scaling to high volume as part of a cross-functional team
      • Experience with design of experiments, gauge repeatability and reproducibility, and process qualifications
      • Experience defining production data requirements and statistical process control
      • Experience integrating electromechanical assemblies with both manual and automated processes
      • Experience with NX and Teamcenter
      • Experience working with and defining requirements for ERP, MRP and MES systems ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
        • Must be willing and able to work extended hours and/or weekends with minimal notification as needed--
        • 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 .-- SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000. Education Information Confirmation --*
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          U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at SpaceX are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Are you Hispanic/Latino? Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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Keywords: SPACE EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGIES CORP, Yonkers , Lead Manufacturing Engineer (Starlink), Engineering , Hawthorne, New York

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