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Supplier Development Engineer, Mechanical Systems (Starlink Product)

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.SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER, MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (STARLINK PRODUCT)SpaceX demands a new type of supply chain for our newest project, The Starlink Product. 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 NPI manufacturing and quality tools and have unrelenting motivation to enable suppliers for success.This is a technical position that requires practical experience in the area of specialty with the materials, processes and parts used in Mechanical Assemblies for high volume electronics manufacturing. The ideal candidate will have a 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:Act as the technical point of contact for assigned parts, solving emergent challenges at suppliers and mitigating risk to the manufacturing system by addressing high-impact manufacturing and quality challengesConduct design for manufacturing (DFM) reviews to ensure parts are manufacturable; initiate engineering drawing changes as appropriateOwn the production part approval process or PPAP for your assigned hardware and suppliersReview non-conformances on assigned parts and solve to the root cause, implementing systemic changes at the supplier, at SpaceX, or bothLead containment activities on assigned parts, working with cross-functional counterparts to agree on scope, path forward and ultimate resolutionIdentify, audit and onboard new suppliers; perform surveillance and diagnostic audits on incumbent suppliersLead supplier probation activities for underperforming suppliersProvide guidance to procurement in placing orders at the right suppliersIndustrialize new materials and/or processes by collaborating with suppliers to implement the required capital improvements and developing their capability to scale-up these new technologiesDemonstrate innovation, technical excellence, attention to detail, self-direction and courageDrive for results and customer satisfaction by collaborating with teams, leading projects and continuously driving improvement in the supply baseBASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelors degree in engineering 1+ years of experience working in a manufacturing environmentPREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:Degree in mechanical engineeringMasters degree in engineering or businessExperience with high volume manufacturingKnowledge 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 Sigma, etc.Experience 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:Ability to work long hours and some nights and weekends when requiredAbility to travel: Up to 25-60% work week travel is required, valid drivers license mandatoryITARREQUIREMENTS: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 SpaceXs 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 , Supplier Development Engineer, Mechanical Systems (Starlink Product), Other , Hawthorne, California

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