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Manufacturing Engineer, Senior, Propulsion Systems

Job Duties and Responsibilities

ManTech is seeking a talented Rocket Propulsion Systems Manufacturing Engineer to support Air Force space launch and range programs, and perform Manufacturing Engineering/Producibility roles in evaluating critical manufacturing processes for qualification and variation that may impact design and manufacturability of Flight Critical Items. 

General Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·    Responsible for reporting assessment and evaluation results to senior program managers and customer representatives
·    Interface with a multi-disciplined team consisting of multiple Contractors and team members
·    Work with launch vehicle provider to schedule and track audits to be performed during rocket certification activities
·    Develop products such data tables, audit checklists, presentations, and reports status to the customer.   Reviews completed team products for completeness and acceptance.  
·    Compile and present weekly status charts of team to AF leadership.
·    Complete perform audits and audit checklists in preparation for Engineering Review Boards and design reviews
·    Interface with customer, design engineers, project manager, and production personnel.
·    Participate in Engineering Review Boards and apply knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and    materials.
·    Examine product design and its implementation to manufacturing processes assessing/evaluating the manufacturing baseline for qualification, capability, process control and maturity.
·    Assess documentation for proper configuration management and change control.
·    Assess/ evaluate conformance to standards, specifications, drawings, procedures, work instructions, other    contractual requirements and the trace-ability to the functional and physical characteristics of configuration    items.
·    Generate audit checklists and conduct production floor audits to verify documented processes are being followed.
·    Review process changes to determine impact to process stability.
·    Assess facilities manufacturing capacity, production readiness, vendor/supplier control requirements.


Mandatory Skills Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in science, engineering & 10-15 years of experience involving manufacture of complex products; application of manufacturing principles and methods including: product design, process design, producibility, process qualifications/validation, product design requirements flow down to manufacturing process requirements/documentation, product and process controls, measurement and test, product/process audits, statistical applications, configuration management, and lean manufacturing.
• Strong work ethic, flexibility, and attention to detail
• Detailed knowledge and use of Microsoft office products, including word and PowerPoint and PC usage.
• Strong communication and auditing skills, team participator, including resolving conflict
• Experience with space-qualified parts fabrication and assembly
• Experience with manufacturing-based ERP systems
• Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)
• Experience with Rocket propulsion systems and subsystems (engines, tanks, pumps, etc) manufacturing and test.  


Other Skills Preferred:

• A strong background in launch or satellite systems manufacturing is highly desired.
• Master's Degree desirable
• Analytical and Critical thinking skills
• Oral and written communication skills
• Organizational skills
• Ability to handle stress and work well under pressure
• Multi-tasking ability


Requires Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and seven to nine years of related experience.


Equivalent Experience/Education
Bachelor's Degree

Years of Experience

05-07 years w/Bachelors Degree
07-09 years w/Bachelors Degree
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Kent, Washington
United States
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