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Senior Industrial Systems Engineer, #4353

Brief Description

LinQuest Corporation is seeking a Senior Industrial Systems Engineer to join our team at the Los Angeles AFB.


You will work on the systems engineering and integration (SE&I) contract in support of the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Launch Enterprise Systems Directorate (SMC/LE).  This effort includes overarching integration of launch and range programs which will require interfacing with both the EELV and any future SMC/LE launch systems.


SMC/LE is the guardian of assured access: launching when and where the nation needs it. SMC/LE's vision statement is to be the most respected and innovative space lift team, delivering mission success while enabling a robust U.S. launch industry This capability provides assured access to space for the nation. SMC/LE's mission also includes mission assurance and launch safety. 

The position is full time on-site at Los Angeles Air Force Base (LAAFB) and requires an active SECRET clearance.  You will work onsite, co-located and closely integrated with the Government Customer.



  • Conduct ongoing assessments of SMC/LE performance and recommend innovative ways to improve said performance, to include, but not limited to, process improvement
  • Research innovations it is implementing on other contracts for applicability, identify best practices elsewhere in the Government for applicability, and identify best practices in industry for applicability. Present findings quarterly and document them in an Innovation Recommendations Report
  • Support Government processes to approve/disapprove implementation of recommended innovations pursued by the Government
  • Support implementation of innovations across applicable portions of the SMC/LE upon innovation approvals

Required Skills: 

  • Familiar with Systems Engineering processes and process improvement initiatives
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and quickly adjust in a rapidly changing environment within the space and LV industries.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Clear and concise written, verbal communications and presentation skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas, recommendations and options to the customer
  • Ability to coordinate with numerous stakeholders/customers from DoD agencies to commercial industry
  • Good critical thinking skills
  • Knowledgeable in the use and application of MS Office suite – specifically project, word and excel


Preferred Skills:

  • Participation in launch certification and readiness assessments
  • Detail oriented and the ability to organize, prioritize and address multi program schedules simultaneously
  • Ability to learn and adapt to the use of new tools that may be used in future LE activities


Required Experience: 

  • BS degree in industrial engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline
  • 5-9 years of relevant experience in space/launch systems engineering
  • Work with FFRDC personnel (e.g., Aerospace Corporation)
  • Must have an active Secret clearance to be considered for this position


Preferred Experience:

  • MS in industrial engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline
  • Participation in USAF launch processing
  • Experience with DoD or AF acquisition processes


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to providing a work environment that values and respects each Team Member as an individual and important member of our culturally diverse organization. In keeping with this commitment, the Company is dedicated to providing a work environment free from any type of discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, covered veteran and military status, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, political affiliation, or any other classification protected by law. This commitment and policy applies to all areas of employment.

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