Spacecraft supply chain engineer

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Key Responsibilities

  • Visit supplier’s facilities and assess on site each vendor’s technical capability and capacity in detail, for both New Product Introduction (NPI) as well as long-term production, working alongside ispace’s Engineering and Quality Assurance teams.
  • Lead Design for Manufacturing (DfM) activities with suppliers.
  • Drive manufacturing progress at ispace’s global supply chain, focusing primarily on structural, propulsion, and avionics components going into our spacecraft.
  • Align vendor activities to ispace’s supply chain strategy for structural, propulsion, and avionics commodities.
  • Manage costs to ensure budget adherence of all vendor work
  • Perform continuous supplier analysis and risk assessments
  • Provide input to negotiations with suppliers’ on technical requirements, project scope, and general T&Cs associated with supply contracts.
  • Collaborate with the wider team to achieve QCD targets on components under production
  • Work with sub-system and Quality engineers to develop reqs for both production and NPI components
  • Negotiate and carry out cost reduction work with suppliers
  • Prepare RFx documentation and issue POs.
  • Ensure full compliance to internal ispace policies and external regulations applicable to ispace products.

Basic qualification

  • Engineering or Science degree
  • Excellent communication skills in Japanese and English.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience manufacturing components for Aerospace products (Spacecraft and/or Aircraft)
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) experience.
  • Experience with Aerospace structures and propulsion components.

Preferred qualification

  • Leadership of people.
  • Wide experience with 8D methodology for problem solving, as well as performing PFMEAs and Control Plans in manufacturing.
  • Experience selecting and driving a suitable supply chain (raw material, all manufacturing ops, validation / inspection, and overall logistics)
  • Knowledge of supplier quality processes (EIDPs or/and First Article Inspection reports) and QMS systems in Aerospace (JISQ/AS9100)
  • Hands-on knowledge of Lean Manufacturing methods (Minitab, DoE, Six Sigma, etc.)
  • Experience inspecting Aerospace components.

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