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MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (DFMAT - EXPERT)

Location: El Segundo, CA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $120,000.00 - $160,000.00
Date: 1/29/2018
Job ID: 02564233
Job Description

DFMAT stands for Design for Manufacturability and Test

 

In-Space Vehicles Engineering, located in El Segundo, CA, is seeking a Sr. career experienced, highly skilled, and motivated Design for Manufacturing/Assembly/Test (DFMAT) Leader. Candidate will lead cross-discipline teams across engineering and programs to architect and insert best-of-industry manufacturing practices, frameworks, standards, and tools early into engineering design to ensure the most cost effective and schedule saving design, manufacturing, assembly/integration approaches and outcomes across multiple product disciplines and product lines for our satellite systems.

The ideal candidate may bring best industry practices and approaches from other aerospace products (other space systems, aircraft), terrestrial, marine or other product development intensive industries including automotive industry or other equivalent schedule / manufacturing intensive industries.  Candidate will interface with multiple engineering organizations including design, analysis, materials and processes in addition to the production engineering community: manufacturing engineering, planning, industrial engineering, tooling, special test, etc.

Best candidates are able to survey satellite vehicles, product lines, subsystems, product domains, and our production engineering environment and suppliers and architect a comprehensive DFMAT approach, project plan and initiatives prioritizing key engineering disciplines and product domains for early DFMAT focus highlighting and closing critical path – technical and long lead manufacturing efforts.

 

Manufacturing Engineer Design For Manufacturing, Assembly, and Test (DFMAT) will provide technical production engineering leadership in area of Design For Manufacturing, Assembly, and Test (DFMAT) for Satellite Vehicle Engineering and Satellite Systems Product Lines.

 

  • Candidate will provide experience, working-level technical knowledge and build architecture vision to increase product affordability and reduce build schedule across multiple product domains including space vehicle, satellite common product, payload, and antenna subsystems.
  • Candidate will work analyzing product development, innovative producibility studies and production/tooling philosophies.
  • Conceptualizes and oversees the implementation of the program architecture for build. Consults upper management on long-range planning.
  • Develops manufacturing plans or concepts for high level program requirements.
  • Conducts producibility and variation analyses at the program Large Scale Systems Integration (LSSI) level.
  • Resolves complex technical problems.
  • Organizes technical aspects of proposal development.
  • Develops and authors new engineering principles, theories and advanced technologies. Develops advanced design solutions.
  • Conducts research resulting in new product or business opportunities.
  • Consults on lean principles and technologies for enterprise wide initiatives.
  • Documents and communicates producibility best practices.
  • Identifies training needs.
  • Establishes procedures, standards, protocols and reporting requirements.
 Qualifications 

This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.

Required Experience / Skills:

  • Experience with technical knowledge of DFMAT processes, standards, and tools.
  • Experience with design and manufacturing engineering, manufacturing planning, assembly integration and test, including industrial engineering concepts.

Preferred Experience:

  • Satellite or Space Vehicle experience a plus.

Level 5: Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's 14 or more years' experience, Master's with 12 or more years' experience or PhD with 9 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.





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