Manufacturing/Inspection Engineer

SpinLaunch - Long Beach, CA

Full-timeEstimated: $68,000 - $98,000 a year
Interested in joining the new-space revolution? SpinLaunch is fast growing startup aiming to dramatically lower the cost of sending satellites to orbit. Our unique technology helps attract high energy, inquisitive, creative talent and we're looking for a new Manufacturing Engineer to join our team! SpinLaunch values its employees by empowering bold thinkers who embrace the adventure of exploratory science. We encourage all employees to challenge their own experiences, learn and openly communicate, and actively participate in the fabrication of unique space launch systems. By embracing the differences in SpinLaunch's team, we work to build a culture where everyone can belong and thrive.

The Manufacturing/Inspection Engineer provides the technical leadership for the development, maintenance, and improvement of all manufacturing and quality systems. This includes some part fabrication and post-assembly Inspection as well as working with other departments to LEAN processes. Will measure and report quality performance and ensure conformity to engineering and quality standards.

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  • Inspect and test composite components using ultrasonic or radiography methods
  • Specify and source equipment necessary to maintain LEAN production philosophies
  • Inform and supervise other team members of effective quality control procedures
  • Assist hands-on in the fabrication and assembly of production components
  • Assist in the design of tools and machines with QA/QC in mind, which may or may not require materials testing, ergonomic experimentation, and/or industry research into off-the-shelf components
  • Perform other duties as assigned and may be required to cross-train additional work centers and skill sets
Desired Skills

  • Hands on experience using NDT equipment such as ultrasound or X-ray
  • Experience creating and implementing LEAN tools such as SOP's or FMEA's
  • General understanding of reinforced plastic composite materials (ie. Methods of manufacture, modes of failure, etc).
  • Familiarity with 2D or 3D engineering design and manufacturing tools (ie. AutoCAD, Solidworks)
  • Basic understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and materials science
  • Comfortable operating general shop machinery (ie. table saws, drill presses, hand tools)
  • Strong safety work ethic (recognizes the importance of properly handling hazardous materials, chemicals, tools, OSHA regulations, etc.)
Additional Requirements:
  • Must be able/willing to work overtime (or substitutes shifts) when specific highly-critical manufacturing events dictate
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing data collection techniques and how to improve over time
  • Proficient in reading and writing English language
  • +4 years college degree (bachelors or higher) in related field
  • +3 years experience employed as a Manufacturing or Quality Engineer
  • A creative mind!