PRODUCTION MANAGER, SPACE LASERS (STARLINK)

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MAKING HUMANITY MULTIPLANETARY.

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and manage a staff of hourly employees to assemble and test space lasers and meet all production and development demands
  • Ensure a strong focus is placed on safety and achieve excellence in safety performance
  • Foster strong relationships with all supporting teams (design engineering, automation team, supply chain, integration customers, etc.) and build partnerships where required to achieve mutual success
  • Develop technical and business processes that improve the way the laser factory operates, coordinating with engineering teams as required
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive asset maintenance plan which includes assurance of adequate machine maintenance schedules and back-up spares availability
  • Develop, execute and track technician training to ensure all skillsets are met to perform required operations for the area

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, industrial, aerospace, electrical, manufacturing, or other engineering discipline
  • 3+ years of experience working on manufacturing, design, and process development of optical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, or electrical assemblies with stringent requirements

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 1+ years of leadership and people management experience in a production or manufacturing environment
  • Track record of achieving challenging production targets in fast-paced production environments
  • Project experience successfully bringing new production facilities and asserts online
  • Hands-on experience with optical devices, engineering test equipment, or technically challenging electrical or mechanical devices
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels in the organization, including production technicians, engineers, and the executive level
  • Ability to adapt to ever changing work assignments in a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience monitoring, tracking and continually improving the total cost of unit production
  • Ability to focus on process improvement and think strategically about future direction of the manufacturing department
  • Working proficiency with DFMEA and PFMEA methodology and implementation

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends if/as needed

BENEFITS:

  • Opportunities to receive SpaceX stock
  • Subsidized health, dental and vision insurance for you and your dependents
  • Ability to accrue up to 3 weeks of paid vacation and 1 week of paid sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Subsidized breakfast, lunch and dinner with free soda and frozen ice cream/yogurt
  • Onsite baristas and cold brew on tap – free!

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

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.

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