Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Berthoud, CO
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The journey to space starts with the engines. 

Ursa Major was founded to bring a new model to space access: one in which every link in an enormous value chain isn’t limited by those around it. We design rocket engines and propulsion solutions.  
Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team. A team that will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are an intrinsically motivated team that has a passion for solving problems and empowering each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.
The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will join the Manufacturing Engineering group in running world-class production on current engines and developing manufacturing process next-generation propulsion systems. Success in this role looks like insane levels technical ownership, technical problem solving, and manufacturing innovation in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment. For the right candidate Technical Leadership of a small team of Manufacturing Engineers is an option. 
Responsibilities may include: 
  • Support transformation and scaling of current engine production lines, including sub system assembly and test 
  • Support technicians on the floor for daily issues and drive solid RCCA approach to solving problems
  • Take technical ownership of engine assemblies and components, leading rework and disposition decisions as necessary 
  • Drive systematic improvements to visual factory, production processes, yield, and cost
  • Work collaboratively with REs on design for manufacture and assembly in production; champion DFMA in early development
  • Support manufacturing development efforts in multiple technical areas such as 3D printing, machining, welding, forming, and brazing  
  • Lead strategic insourcing efforts across the manufacturing landscape 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years in a fast-paced manufacturing role 
  • Hands-on experience with hardware 

Desired Experience: 

  • Experience in development and production of liquid propulsion engines / flight engine hardware
  • Experience with 5-axis machining; hands on machine operation or working knowledge 
  • Experience and working knowledge of with laser powder bed fusion / additive processes 
  • Experience with Siemens NX, CREO, Windchill, ERP Systems
  • Experience with NPI Processes, Lean/Six Sigma, DFMA, Continuous Improvement
  • Experience in an AS9100 environment

Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation range of this role, which is $95,000 - $140,000, determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy. Click here for more information about our awesome benefits.

NOTE: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and the drive necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
No outside recruiters, please.