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Manufacturing Engineer - Falcon Machining
**MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (LAUNCH VEHICLE INTEGRATION) – FALCON MACHINING**
- Responsible for overseeing the build and inspection process for the fabrication of formed and machined structures for the Falcon Launch Vehicle
- Develop, qualify, and implement large-scale manufacturing process improvements to bring products from an early prototype phase to high-volume production
- Work with design engineers to evaluate designs for manufacturability and implementation in a rapidly-evolving production environment
- Interface with other engineers, subject matter experts, and technicians to solve large-scale production challenges
- Quickly resolve non-conformances and work with the Quality team to implement root cause corrective actions
- Identify, plan, and execute capital equipment, machine, and layout upgrades to the meet volume production demand
- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical, or Material Science Engineering
- 2+ years of industry product design/development experience OR 2+ years of collegiate extracurricular engineering project experience, such as Formula SAE, Baja SAE, Design Build Fly team
**PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:**
- Experience with the fabrication of large metallic structures
- Master's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical, or Material Science Engineering
- Experience programming and operating CNC milling and turning centers
- Knowledge of metallic manufacturing techniques, processes, and equipment related to machining, welding, drilling, and automation
- Mechanical component and/or tooling design and analysis (3D computer-aided design)
- Experience with non-destructive evaluation methods (PAUT, ET, and PT)
- Experience with process development from RND to high-volume manufacturing
- Experience writing work instructions and procedures for critical aerospace parts
- Experience in a production environment within the aerospace industry
- This is a hands-on position that may require standing for up to 4 hours a day and working directly with hardware on the floor
- Must be comfortable stooping, bending, and standing
- Position may require long hours and weekend work
- 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.
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SpaceX at a glance
SpaceX focuses on Manufacturing, Transportation, Aerospace, and Space Travel. Their company has offices in Washington, Hawthorne, Lompoc, McGregor, and Beale Air Force Base. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, SpaceX has raised $1.2B of funding; their latest round was closed on January 2015.
You can view their website at http://www.spacex.com