• Manager, Cleaning, Passivation and Verification

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will manage a team of technicians in building launch vehicles, spacecraft and launch facility systems, you’ll verify the cleaning and passivation of integral parts before packaging them for transfer to their final destination. For this managerial position, we seek people are excited to work in a fast paced/high output enviroment and  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, and provide feedback for cleaning processes and supporting development tests.
    • Working with engineering team to develop cleaning processes and evaluating equipment, safety, and cost
    • Ensuring all products meet quality standards in accordance with released engineering.
    • 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 with laboratory equipment, for example NVR (Rotovap) machines, water baths, densitometer machines, microscopes, particle counters, titrations, DI water systems and pH meters
    • Strong organization skills
    • 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 and safety.
    • 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), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum

    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.
    • 5+ years' experience in management
    • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware.
    • Knowledge in the use of 3D CAD tools (PTC CREO is preferred)
    • 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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