• Machine Shop Manager

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

    As part of a passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of machining flight vehicle components for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of producing accurate flight vehicle components enabling first article success, high quality and on time delivery of tight tolerance high value parts.  This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Oversee the day to day operations of the machine shop and equipment
    • Support design for manufacturing and provide job planning estimates
    • Maintain machine shop schedule to ensure meeting customer expectations
    • Collaborate with team members to address capacity and scheduling conflicts
    • Process improvement specifically to reduce setup times and machining times
    • Maintain all machine shop metrics
    • Maintain configuration control on files and job records
    • Ensure all team members follow work instructions, quality requirements and processes
    • Provide continued training and skills development for team members, and mentor early career team member
    • Communicate with team members in all areas providing schedule status and updates
    • Maintain machine shop organization, safety and cleanliness
    • Safely work within an industrial environment


    • 5-7 years of management experience
    • 5 years minimum experience in machining aerospace components
    • Experience with setup and operation of conventional, CNC mills and lathes
    • Excellent blue print reading skills including GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard
    • Knowledge of proper cutter selection with appropriate materials
    • Excellent communication skills with a strong customer focus
    • A continuous improvement mindset
    • Clear understanding of production versus development environments
    • Fluent in use of precision hand tools
    • Familiar with use of personal computers
    • Self-motivation and ability to prioritize projects to meet completion dates
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum


    • Must be able to set a high hiring bar while evaluating and hiring top talent
    • Experience machining nickel-based stainless steel alloys, copper, titanium
    • Tooling and fixture design
    • Knowledge CAD/CAM tools
    • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware
    • Knowledge and understanding of CMM programming/operation
    • Outside processing knowledge (heat treat, plating, coating, EDM, grinding, etc.)
    • Ability to work cooperatively with teams of diverse skill levels
    • Experience machining tight tolerance, high value components


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