Astranis is on a mission to bridge the digital divide by connecting the four billion people worldwide who currently lack internet access. We're doing this by building the next generation of smaller, more cost-effective spacecraft to bring the world online. 

As a team, we’ve launched two satellites into orbit,  signed ten commercial deals worth over $1 billion in revenue, raised over $500 million from top global investors, and recruited a team of over 300 world-class engineers. We all work out of our (legendary) San Francisco office, which was once used to build ships during the World Wars.

Our satellites, which operate from geostationary orbit (GEO), weigh only 400 kg and utilize a proprietary software-defined radio payload. Each satellite can connect over two million people, and we’re very excited for the impact we’ll soon have in the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, and more! 

Backed by substantial funding and a passionate, collaborative team, we offer a rewarding work environment where you'll learn and make a significant impact, no matter where you are in your career. 

Apply and join us on our journey towards global connectivity!

Harness Manufacturing Engineer
 
The Harness Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the assembly, test, and integration of wire harnesses for both flight spacecraft and developmental use. This includes working with design engineering teams to execute a rigorous design process that will ensure smooth and high-quality harness builds. You will work directly with contract manufacturers and an internal production team to build harnesses to the highest possible quality standard, including ownership of all processes and tooling used on the factory floor. Finally, you'll support integration planning and operations including on-vehicle routing, installation, and connections.
 
The ideal candidate has a breadth of experience across both design and build of aerospace harnesses, extensive experience standing up and maintaining production processes with an emphasis on quality, and high attention to detail. If high levels of ownership, building harnesses that will go to space, and helping to change the world sounds like a fun challenge - this might be the role for you.

Role

  • Work with design engineering teams to design harnesses for manufacturing and quality, including reviewing harness design schematics, drawings, and bills of materials (BOMs).
  • Develop and qualify manufacturing and test processes, including performing process validation, selecting equipment and tooling, and documentation and training.
  • Establish harness/cable routing on spacecraft and assist with integration planning.
  • Write production procedures, work order templates, process specifications, and other build documents.
  • Provide support to harness production and integration teams to ensure quality and reliability.
  • Work directly with contract manufacturers, including on-site as needed, to develop their manufacturing and quality processes and respond to questions and issues.
  • Evaluate non-conformances to determine root cause, create actionable items, and system improvements.
  • Create, maintain and communicate detailed schedules and status updates.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or equivalent technical degree
  • 2+ years of professional experience in wire harness manufacturing
  • Hands-on experience building electrical harnesses with both solder- and crimp-style connectors for aerospace applications
  • Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings and creating work instructions and bills of material (BOMs) for manufacturing
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time to off-site contract manufacturers, including overnight travel and on short notice

Bonus

  • Experience with Zuken design software
  • Experience with 3D CAD software (Solidworks, NX, or similar)
  • Has worked with contract manufacturers to outsource harness builds
  • Hands-on experience using electrical test equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, etc)
What we offer: 
 
All our positions offer a compensation package that includes equity and robust benefits.
 
Base pay is a single component of Astranis's total rewards package, which may also include equity in the form of incentive stock options, high quality company-subsidized healthcare, disability and life insurance benefits, flexible PTO, 401(K) retirement, and free on-site catered meals.
 
Astranis pay ranges are informed and defined through professional-grade salary surveys and compensation data sources. The actual base salary offered to a successful candidate will additionally be influenced by a variety of factors including experience, credentials & certifications, educational attainment, skill level requirements, and the level and scope of the position.
Base Salary
$110,000$145,000 USD
U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Refugee/Asylee Status Required
(To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States, or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3))
 
Our mission and our products are meant to connect the world and everyone in it, regardless of gender, race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

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