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.
MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (DRAGON COMPOSITES)
- Utilize production optimization tools (swim lane charts, utilization and efficiency metrics, workflow balancing) in order to remove waste from the processes and achieve quality and rate targets
- Cross-functional coordination between engineering and production disciplines to refine build and test sequences at various assembly levels
- Develop strategies to remove hold factors when non-conformances or drawing discrepancies halt production
- Perform root cause investigation and implement corrective actions to eliminate non-conformances and improve manufacturing process repeatability
- Support process development and validation efforts for engineering change, and integrate solutions into the production flow
- Influence RE/ME teams with regard to design for manufacturing and incorporate lessons learned to simplify production processes
- Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical, materials, aerospace or chemical engineering
- 1+ year of experience in an automotive, aviation or spacecraft manufacturing environment
- 1+ years of experience in a composites manufacturing role
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Master of Science degree in mechanical, materials, or aerospace engineering
- Experience with advanced composites manufacturing processes (out-of-autoclave prepreg processing, drilling and routing of composites, structural adhesives) for large scale, primary structures in a high-volume manufacturing environment
- Working proficiency with PFMEA and 5-Why methodology and implementation
- Familiarity with test procedures and non-destructive evaluation of structural composites
- Experience taking products from development cycle to full volume production
- Experience working with Siemens NX CAD suite
- Must be willing to work long hours and weekends when necessary
- 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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