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Satellite Assembly & Integration Engineer

Company: General Atomics and Affiliated Companies
Location: Englewood
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS' expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.
Whether a specific satellite for a specific mission or a constellation of interconnected spacecraft, the GA-EMS Space Systems team is re-defining how customers can access the possibilities of space. GA-EMS offers modular and scalable satellite platforms backed with a history of operational flight experience to support defense, civil, commercial, and academic mission requirements.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer in our EMS Space Systems and Advanced Projects group.
With limited direction, this position exercises considerable latitude for initiating and creating plans, executing procedures, developing techniques and identifying solutions to technical issues for multiple space programs and projects. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of broad specifications, objectives, possible results anticipated and critical reference points requiring special attention. This individual will provide direction to manufacturing or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.

  • Plan, schedule, and support the execution of space systems manufacturing activities.

  • Develop tooling and fixtures, lift plans, packaging, handling, and transport procedures.

  • Work directly with systems, design, and test engineers to enhance manufacturability, assembly, and integration of space systems components and subassemblies.

  • Interface with systems test engineers to plan and execute module-level and/or spacecraft-level test campaigns.

  • Implement ongoing process and facilities operations development, including training of technicians and certification of production facilities.

  • Create manufacturing work instructions, routers, and technical or programmatic documentation related to space vehicle assembly and integration.

  • Develop innovative and practical solutions to technical barriers. Identify, investigate, analyze and resolve complex and non-routine manufacturing engineering issues to keep production moving on schedule.

  • Provide technical communication to Company management. May also represent the Space Systems Manufacturing Team as the primary technical contact to customers and/or government regulatory agencies.

  • Present reports at engineering meetings, weekly meetings with senior leadership, and/or quarterly program reviews.

  • Understand all applicable processes and procedures, and provide continual input to improve and streamline those processes. Maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures, workmanship standards, and best practices.

  • Travel up to 25% as needed to support manufacturing needs.

  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

  • We offer a 9x80 work schedule where we have every other Friday off

    We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
    Job Qualifications:

    • Typically requires a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a Bachelor's degree, four or more years of experience with a Master's degree, or two or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

    • Multi-disciplinary engineering knowledge in mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid, cryogenic, and optical systems is desired, with specific experience in assembly and integration of space vehicles.

    • Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with experience in project leadership.

    • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.

    • Strong communication, computer, and interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to effectively use MS Office, specifically Excel and Project applications, to execute and track work activities. MS Teams experience is desirable.

    • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required. Existing security clearance preferred.

      Salary: $98,100 - $171,398 Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret Workstyle Onsite
      General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws. To learn more visit Notices.pdf. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions.

Keywords: General Atomics and Affiliated Companies, Denver , Satellite Assembly & Integration Engineer, Engineering , Englewood, Colorado

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