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Electrical Engineer, 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.ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, SUPPLY CHAINSpaceX demands a new type of supply chain. We require our suppliers to provide premium quality with rapidly evolving designs at increasingly ambitious 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 is a highly technical position that requires practical experience with printed circuit boards / printed circuit board assemblies, components / instrumentation or harnessing to promote advanced technologies and break through technical hurdles in our supply base. The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of avionics with the desire and capability to take on new challenges in unfamiliar areas to help enable our mission to Mars.RESPONSIBILITIES:Act as the technical point of contact for our custom part suppliers for Avionics including harnesses, cables and interconnectsCollaborate with sourcing team to strategically source parts matched with supplier competenciesDevelop and maintain supplier audit system to meet product and business requirementsReview and assess supplier manufacturing processes and quality system to provide feedback as appropriate on manufacturing methods and technologiesFunction as liaison between purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and suppliers to resolve supplier quality issues and to provide technical supportImplement and monitor production part approval process (PPAP)Analyze supplier quality & delivery metrics to identify trends and pinpoint systemic performance gaps and root causesRecommend technical product improvements to reduce risk and potential defect opportunitiesManage supplier improvement plansImprove quality performance of suppliers by conducting workshops at supplier locations, providing technical assistance in developing a quality system, or other technical support as requiredContribute to design reviews acting as an expert in design for manufacturability, design for testability, yield improvements, supplier capabilities assessments, quality control, etcPrimary point of contact for avionics engineering on non-conforming product, troubleshooting, root cause, failure investigations and corrective actionsLead continuous improvement efforts of established productDrive the selection and qualification of high quality interconnect components for current and future SpaceX flight vehicles with engineeringPerform root-cause evaluation of interconnect component failures and non-conformances, including the assessment, management, mitigation of any associated vehicle risksBASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in an engineering field from an ABET accredited university1+ years of experience in supply chain, manufacturing or engineering (Internship experience will be considered)Experience with harness and/or interconnect fabricationPREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree in electrical, mechanical, or materials science engineering3+ years of experience in quality and/or production of mechanical or electronics hardware systemsExperience in medium to high volume, high-complexity products and NPIKnowledge of supplier quality processes (production part approval process, advanced product quality planning, first article inspection reports, etc.SPC knowledge and experience applying statistical methods to track process capabilityDisciplined approach to problem solving - 8DExperience with MRP or ERP systemsCapable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated teamExperience in a fast-paced, iterative design environments within the consumer electronics, mobile handset, medical devices, aerospace, marine or automotive industriesExcellent communication skills, both written and verbalADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to work long hours and some nights and weekends when neededAbility to travel - up to 60-75% work week travel may be required, including international travelValid driver's licenseITAR REQUIREMENTS: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 .

Keywords: SpaceX, Hawthorne , Electrical Engineer, Supply Chain, Other , hawthorne, California

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