• Manufacturing Manager, Sub-assemblies

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Integrated Supply Chain
    Job ID
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will manage a team of technicians who manufacture, assemble, ensure cleanliness, and test hardware for various spaceflight systems. For this managerial, hands-on position, we seek people who are passionate about space and possess a strong desire to continuously learn and improve. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Managing personnel including: recruiting, quarterly performance reviews, coaching, managing work schedule, and monitoring labor hours and overtime.
    • Promoting and inspiring teamwork and good employee morale.
    • Managing resource projections and personnel assignments to meet demanding schedules.
    • Providing status updates on hardware deliveries at daily schedule meeting.
    • Developing training and ensuring team members’ training records are accurate.
    • Interfacing with engineers to improve assembly procedures and processes, review design concepts, provide feedback for ease of assembly and supporting development tests.
    • Reviewing, editing, approving, planning and communicating work instructions for complex installations on flight vehicles and GSE.
    • Ensuring all products meet quality standards in accordance with released engineering.
    • Assembling component hardware and integrating it into larger assemblies.
    • Maintaining stock of consumable items.
    • Ensuring all tools and equipment are maintained and calibrated.
    • Ensuring proper 5S and FOD controls are in place and adhered to.
    • Working safely with hazardous chemicals and high pressure.


    • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead teams.
    • Ability to work in a team environment with multiple and rapidly changing priorities.
    • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Excellent demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to document and maintain accurate records, as well as read drawings and prints.
    • Ability to use standard tools and basic fabrication equipment.
    • Experience assembling and troubleshooting aerospace or military hardware.
    • Familiarity with pressurized system safety for pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
    • Familiarity with proper disposal of hazardous waste.
    • Attention to detail, passion for space and for success.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)

    Must be physically able to:

    • Climb ladders and stairs, and work in small, restricted areas
    • Lift and carry 25 lbs.
    • Work 1st or 2nd shift, as well as weekends and overtime when necessary


    • 10+ years’ experience in aerospace or related field.
    • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware.
    • Experience with 3D measurement tools, such as Faro Arms and Trackers with Verisurf software.
    • Ability to drill and prepare close tolerance holes for fastener installation.
    • Knowledge in the use of 3D CAD tools (PTC CREO is preferred)
    • Ability to read and interpret GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard
    • Familiarity with Primavera P6 or MS Project
    • Knowledge of drawing and work order review and familiarity with inventory and issue tracking systems
    • Working knowledge of a variety of fluids including GN2, GHe, hydraulics, rocket propellants and cryogenics




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