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Spacecraft AIT Engineer

Apex

Apex

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024
Spacecraft represent the most pressing unmet need across the entire aerospace industry. As more launch vehicles come online and the cost to orbit decreases, more companies launching payloads to space continue to emerge.
For the first time in history, this influx of payload companies combined with reduced launch costs has resulted in a massive increase in need for commercial spacecraft platforms, known as satellite buses. These buses hold the payloads of our customers and are flown on launch vehicles.
Apex manufactures these satellite buses as scale using a combination of software, vertical integration, and hardware that is designed for manufacturing. Our spacecraft enable the future of society: ranging from earth observation to communications and more.
We’d love for you to join us on our mission of providing humankind access to the galaxy beyond our planet.
Apex Space is seeking a talented and experienced Spacecraft Assembly, Integration, and Test (AIT) Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will play a crucial role in the spacecraft manufacturing and test process, ensuring the seamless integration of components and systems for our advanced space systems. Your expertise in aerospace manufacturing, assembly, and integration will be essential in delivering high-quality products that meet our stringent performance and reliability requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop manufacturing plans and strategies for aerospace components and systems, ensuring efficient and reliable production processes.
  • Design, optimize, and implement assembly and integration procedures, work instructions, and manufacturing tools and fixtures.
  • Work closely with design engineers to review product designs for manufacturability and provide feedback to enhance production efficiency and ease of assembly.
  • Develop and implement quality control measures, including inspection criteria, test plans, and non-conformance resolution processes, to ensure adherence to specifications and industry standards.
  • Support the assembly and integration of aerospace components and systems, troubleshooting issues, and implementing corrective actions to maintain production schedules and quality targets.
  • Conduct root cause analysis and implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance manufacturing processes, reduce costs, and improve product quality and reliability.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and best practices throughout the manufacturing and integration processes.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements and best practices in aerospace manufacturing, assembly, and integration technologies.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to production personnel, resolving technical issues and providing training as needed.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to support the transition of products from development to production, ensuring smooth and efficient production ramp-up.

Requirements:

  • U.S. Persons status is required as this position needs to access export-controlled data.
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in aerospace manufacturing, assembly, and integration.
  • Strong understanding of aerospace manufacturing processes.
  • Proficiency in interpreting engineering drawings, specifications, and technical documents.
  • Experience in developing manufacturing plans, assembly procedures, and work instructions.
  • Knowledge of quality control methodologies, including inspection techniques, statistical process control (SPC), and root cause analysis.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and best practices in aerospace manufacturing, such as AS9100 or similar quality management systems.
  • Experience with manufacturing tools and software, such as CAD/CAM, PLM, or ERP systems.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and business needs.
Benefits
Apex believes in creating a work environment that you look forward to embracing every day. Our employees love working at Apex, and we want you to love it too. We offer the following benefits:
- Shared upside: receive equity in Apex, letting you benefit from the work you create.
- Best-in-class healthcare, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. The primary's premium is 99%+ covered.
- Enjoy our comprehensive PTO package, fostering employee well-being.
- Competitive 401(k) plan and matching.
- Paternity/maternity leave.
- Daily lunch, unlimited snacks, and regular office BBQs!
- Your dream desk setup, tools, and whatever else you need to be your most productive self.
- A world class office located in Culver City, filled with amazing coworkers and social gatherings for you and your family.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Apex Technology, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Candidates and employees are always evaluated based on merit, qualifications, and performance. We will never discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status.