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Avionics Engineer, Satellite Supply Chain

Company: SpaceX
Location: Hawthorne
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.AVIONICS ENGINEER, SATELLITE SUPPLY CHAINStarlink demands a new type of supply chain. We require our suppliers to provide premium quality with rapidly evolving designs at commercial scale volumes. We are actively looking for candidates who possess comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing and quality tools and have unrelenting motivation to enable suppliers for success. This position requires a combination of proven leadership and technical capabilities.This is a technical position that requires practical experience in the area of specialty with the materials, processes and parts used in printed circuit boards (PCBs). The ideal candidate will have e broad understanding of these products with the desire and capability to take on new challenges in unfamiliar areas to help enable our mission to Mars.RESPONSIBILITIES:Collaborate with design engineers to gain an in-depth knowledge piece part, assembly, and/or sub-system design intentSupport procurement team to strategically source parts matched with supplier competencies by reviewing and assessing supplier manufacturing processes and quality systems.Implement and monitor production part approval process (PPAP) with selected suppliers to enable rate productionAssure supplier understanding of product and submission requirementsDevelop and approve process controls to control critical characteristicsRecommend technical product improvements to reduce risk and potential defect opportunitiesCreate and define supplier technical requirements and flow downs to meet hardware manufacturing needsAnalyze supplier quality and delivery metrics to identify trends and pinpoint systemic performance gaps and root causes to drive supplier improvement plansProvide feedback as appropriate on manufacturing methods and technologies.Function as liaison between purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and suppliers to resolve supplier quality issues and to provide technical supportDrive supplier corrective actions associated with any escapes or containments identified in SpaceX production or the SpaceX supply chainDemonstrate innovation, technical excellence, attention to detail, self-direction, and courageDrive for results and customer satisfactionCollaborate with teams, lead projects, and continuously drive improvement in the supply baseBASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in a technical or engineering disciplinePREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree in materials science or electrical engineeringMaster's degree in engineering or business2+ years work experience in PCBA or electronic manufacturingExperience with high volume manufacturing.Knowledge of supplier quality processes (production part approval process, advanced product quality planning, first article inspection reports, etc.)Knowledge of statistical techniques and methods, e.g., design of experiments, Six SigmaExperience with quality systems (ISO 9000/TS/AS9100/NADCAP)Disciplined approach to problem solving - 8DProficient in MS Office applications and report writingKnowledge of lean conceptsExperience with sharing information and influencing others across organizational lines, internally and externallyStrong written and verbal communication skills, ability to make presentations to suppliers, team members and managementExperience with MRP or ERP systemsADDITIONALREQUIREMENTS:Position requires long hours and some nights and weekends when requiredAbility to travel: Up to 25-60% work week travel is requiredITARREQUIREMENTS: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. SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.SDL2017

Keywords: SpaceX, Hawthorne , Avionics Engineer, Satellite Supply Chain, Other , Hawthorne, California

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