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Manufacturing Engineer, Space

Tampa, FL 33612

Posted: 09/05/2023 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 23021 Pay Rate: $ 85000.00 - $ 95000.00

Job Description

The Manufacturing Engineer (Space) is responsible for performing activities relating to the development, implementation, and maintenance of manufacturing methods.  Additionally, provides engineering support to the production floor ensuring a continual manufacturing process.


  • Designs, develops, troubleshoots and documents various mechanical and electro-mechanical processes and operations used in the manufacturing of electronic products
  • Supports the launch of new products
  • Evaluates new material and process techniques to determine economic and/or quality impact on company products, reviews inputs from suppliers, design engineering and manufacturing
  • Supports analysis and sets expectations of suppliers of critical components
  • Ability to learn product requirements with customer to ensure DFx and compatibility of processing methods
  • Ability to learn productivity and yield improvement roadmap for product lines through use of Lean and Six Sigma initiatives
  • Supports ongoing reliability needs
  • Participates in manufacturing and production readiness review
  • Conceives and plans projects involving definition and selection of new approaches to the manufacturing process
  • Determines cause for rejected parts and their disposition
  • Compiles and evaluates test data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process or material specifications
  • Reviews and analyzes discrepancy or yield information and recommends corrective action
  • Supports contractual specifications to determine job scope and requirements and takes necessary steps to implement
  • Supports the team in cost studies and equipment recommendations
Supports the quote team in the preparation of cost estimates for new business

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Industrial Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum two years related experience in the Aerospace/Space technology
  • Possess an understanding of high-mix/low-volume manufacturing
  • Knowledge of electronic manufacturing processes including SMT and circuit card assembly to support aerospace/space technology
  • Hands on technical experience with SMT processes, soldering, and testing requirements
  • Support the PCB Assembly Design for Manufacturability
  • Hands-on experience with electromechanical assembly processes
  • Experience with document collection, hardware hierarchy and specification reviews with customers
  • Knowledge of continuous flow manufacturing using Lean techniques 
  • Exposure to Lean tools/methods (Standard work, 5S, cells, TPM, 1 piece flow, Set Up reduction, Poka Yoke)
  • Knowledge with work standards and visual manufacturing instructions
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team building skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, advanced Microsoft Excel skills, and CAD tools experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Inter, intra-department and external contact required
  • Possess or have the ability to obtain a U.S. Government granted security clearance
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