A Day in the Life

You will help change the landscape of the rocket launch industry and be an integral and unique part of a close-knit team of individuals operating in a high energy environment. As a Composites Development Engineer, you will be primarily responsible for designing and developing our composites manufacturing processes, developing work instructions, inspecting and testing composite components, and designing tools. This is a full-time position located at our new Long Beach, CA facility.

Your Mission:

  • Drive manufacturing & process engineering for composites development and fabrication Specify and source equipment necessary to fabricate large composite structures
  • Develop processes, work instructions and quality standards for fabricating composite structures
  • Understanding and designing for primary and secondary load paths
  • Conceptual designing, structural layout, sizing, and detail designing
  • Understanding of laminate analysis and sizing
  • Inspect and test composite components using ultrasonic or radiography methods
  • Assist hands-on in the fabrication and assembly of large composite structures
  • Analyzing and planning work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency
  • Planning, directing, and coordinating manufacturing processes on shop floor
  • Designing, and generating drawings and documentation for tooling, fixtures and jigs

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline or other in “STEM” related majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent experience
  • +8 years’ experience employed as a Composites Manufacturing or Quality Engineering
  • Expert understanding of composite manufacturing and assembly
  • Expert understanding of the theory and practical application of composite structures and their application to aircraft
  • Experience in developing and establishing critical processes
  • Some hands-on experience using NDT equipment such as ultrasound or X-ray
  • Familiarity with 2D and/or 3D engineering design and manufacturing tools (i.e. AutoCAD, SolidWorks)
  • Comfortable operating general shop machinery (i.e. table saws, drill presses, hand tools)
  • Experience developing work instructions, performing Job Hazards Analysis, and optimizing manufacturing process flows/controls
  • Strong safety culture (recognizes the importance of properly handling hazardous materials, chemicals, tools, OSHA regulations, etc.)

Strongly Desirable:

  • Hands-on composites fabrication and assembly experience
  • Rapid prototyping experience
  • Commercial composite material fabrication experience with large structures 
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing data collection techniques and how to improve over time

ITAR Requirements

SpinLaunch is required by the U.S. Government to comply with various space technology export regulations including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  All applicants must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident (“green card holder”) as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15). More information on ITAR can be found here.

SpinLaunch is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Each individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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