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BUILD RELIABILITY ENGINEER
The Build Reliability Engineer will ensure the reliability of flight components and assemblies. This individual will evaluate product and process output data to drive improvements in manufacturing quality, and actively represent quality objectives in design and development teams.
- Partner with Vehicle Engineering and Production teams during all development phases to analyze and create reliability plans for vehicle programs, including identification of key characteristics, prototype testing for manufacturability, first article and detailed inspection planning, evaluation of previous non-conformance and lessons learned, and other manufacturing and quality tools as required.
- Lead the development of test plans and processes and goals and partner with inspectors to ensure quality goals are met.
- Lead first build reviews to ensure transparency of design intent, design requirements, design and manufacturing risks, and manufacturability of design.
- Lead, facilitate, and participate in root cause investigations in their respective work centers.
- Lead containment of all suspect product including but not limited to providing guidance to quality inspectors, techs, and shop supervisors to assist in quarantining of all suspect product.
- Design and develop inspection plans as required for process or design changes. Ensure inspection/test criteria are objective with clear pass/fail criteria. Assess new processes for safety and product risks.
- Bachelor’s degree in electrical, manufacturing, mechanical or material sciences engineering.
- Minimum 2 years in a quality, manufacturing, or design engineering role.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Experience supporting production of complex electro-mechanical, mechanical, or composites systems in high volume work centers and/or during production ramp-up.
- Knowledge of quality tools such as Lean principles, Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Metrology, Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Control Plans, and various problem solving approaches.
- Dedicated to adopting a Lean approach to quality without compromising safety or reliability.
- Ability to work extended hours, weekends, and offsite as required. Some travel may be required.
- 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.
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