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Propulsion Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Maxar Technologies
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Maxar is currently seeking a Propulsion Manufacturing Engineer, located in Palo Alto, CA, to provide support on the most powerful multi-mission spacecraft in the world! You will support the building and testing of these spacecraft with a highly skilled manufacturing team. Additionally, you will provide manufacturing engineering direction to plan and coordinate propulsion system builds, ensuring production of the highest quality chemical and electric propulsion systems.

As a propulsion manufacturing engineer you will act as the liaison between engineering and manufacturing floor to help coordinate and direct spacecraft builds. You will perform engineering analysis to reduce downtime on the production floor. You will also provide DFx support for the propulsion subsystem by develop process improvements and cost reduction initiatives to effectively utilize equipment and materials while maintaining high quality standards. This position will directly impact the next phase of human space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and reliable spacecraft production as we go to the moon and beyond!

Responsibilities:

Plan and coordinate production engineering processes on daily basis to produce high quality products.

Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware

Develop manufacturing work instructions to clearly define propulsion component integration and test

Define how to prepare hardware for test, integration, and flight

Perform engineering drawing review and provide final approval for manufacturing

Produce manufacturing shop orders to direct the detailed assembly sequence from subsystem to system level

Define and support repair and rework activities

Design, procure, install, and integrate custom manufacturing equipment, tools and tooling

Perform root cause analyses when non-conformances and escapes are identified and deploy corrective actions

Evaluate current manufacturing activities and make recommendations for improvements.

Stay current with product specifications, engineering technology and production processes.

Develop best practices to improve manufacturing capacity, quality and reliability.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Aerospace Engineering or other related fields

Requires coursework, labs, and/or direct experience with the design, manufacturing, and test of spacecraft propulsion systems

Strong engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and manufacturing

Experience in hardware manufacturing and product assembly

Minimum 5 years experience

Strong aptitude for mechanical system design and hands-on fabrication experience

Strong written, personal, technical, and software skills (CAD, Scheduling, Issue Tracking, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)

Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at all levels of the organization including customers and prospective customers

Preferred Qualifications:

Spacecraft fueling operations (Chemical or Electrical)

Aerospace/Launch vehicle experience

Experience with safety critical systems

Keywords: Maxar Technologies, Palo Alto , Propulsion Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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