Launch Vehicle Propulsion & Structures Manufacturing Engineer
Company: Mantech International Corporation
Posted on: June 8, 2021
Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future
ManTech is recruiting a highly talented Falcon Heavy Propulsion
and Structures Manufacturing Engineer with skills and background
related to Falcon launch vehicle manufacturing and quality
assurance, specializing in propulsion and structures, to help the
Air Force redefine the future of National Security Space Launch
(NSSL), bringing new entrant Launch Service Providers such as
SpaceX into the Air Force NSSL portfolio.
We are seeking experienced and energetic candidates to join our
world-class team in Hawthorne, CA. This position supports Air Force
Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) certification and validation
of SpaceX's Falcon rockets being used to provide launch services
for NSSL missions.
Join our ManTech team of highly talented engineers as a
Manufacturing Engineer with skills and background related to space
launch vehicle design, manufacturing, and/or operations.
Perform engineering responsibilities with minimum supervision as
an individual contributor to the overall team.
Minimum of 8 years experience involving production or
manufacture of complex products; application of modern quality
principals and methods including: quality management system
standards, product and process controls, measurement and test,
audits, statistical applications, corrective and preventive
actions, and lean manufacturing to perform the complex tasks
required for Falcon certification.
Responsible for reporting assessment and evaluation results to
senior program managers and customer representatives.
Interface with a multi-disciplined team consisting of multiple
Contractors and team members.
Work with launch vehicle provider to schedule and track audits
to be performed during rocket certification activities.
Develop products such as data tables, audit checklists,
presentations, and reports status to the customer.
Compile and present weekly status charts of progress to AF
Complete audits and audit checklists in preparation for
Engineering Review Boards and design reviews.
Interface with customer, design engineers, project manager, and
Conduct assessments and evaluations of manufacturing products
and processes per applicable military and industry/commercial
standards (AS9100, SMC-S-003, etc.), and/or Launch Service Provider
company standards to meet certification objectives and document
these results/findings for government review and concurrence.
Work closely with other quality, manufacturing and design
engineers to support as-designed and as-built verification.
Review established configuration control associated with the
manufacturing baseline for conformance.
- Ensure each launch service provider performs physical
configuration audits by following established and standardized
Bachelor's Degree or higher in a relevant subject such as
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Aerospace
Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
Strong background in propulsion and structural systems of launch
vehicles in the context of manufacturing and manufacturing
equipment for high level assemblies and sub-assemblies.
Active DoD Secret clearance
Demonstrated competency in Microsoft tools including MS Word,
Excel and PowerPoint, Information Technology (IT) systems and
Frequent travel required to Los Angeles Air Force Base.
Occasional travel to Vandenberg AFB, Cape Canaveral AFS, suppliers,
and other sites.
- US Citizenship is required
10 or more years of experience with BS and experience involving
quality engineering, product ability or manufacture of complex
products; application of modern quality principles and methods
including: quality management system standards, product and process
controls, measurement and test, audits, statistical applications,
corrective and preventive actions, and lean manufacturing.
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) training and certification.
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) training and certification.
Experience with space-qualified parts fabrication and
Experience with manufacturing-based ERP systems.
Master's Degree desirable.
Active secret security clearance (strongly preferred).
Handle stress and work well under pressure.
Analytical and critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills,
listening skills, leadership skills and organizational skills.
Initiative, sound judgment, effective decision-making, with
successful collaboration skills dealing with multiple agencies and
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to resolve quality issues
Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the
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