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GNC Propulsion Engineer

Company: Maxar Technologies Ltd
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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Maxar is currently seeking a GNC Propulsion Engineer to join our team in Palo Alto, CA or Pasadena, CA. In this role, you will provide propulsion production support on the most powerful multi-mission spacecraft in the world! You will take ownership of the propulsion subsystem and be responsible for all operations from build, assembly, spacecraft integration, test, and launch base.


  • Plan and coordinate production engineering processes on a daily basis to produce high-quality products

  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware

  • Define how to prepare hardware for test, qualification, and flight

  • Coordinate with cross-functional groups, program office, and customers to achieve milestones in critical operations and ensure mission success

  • Collaborate with other propulsion engineers during program design phases to generate optimal system configurations

  • Identify, develop, and deploy new manufacturing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule

  • Develop process improvements to effectively utilize equipment and materials to maximize production

  • Identify unsafe operations and practices and report the same to manager immediately

  • Provide engineering support for production and manufacturing activities to ensure maximum production

  • Perform engineering analysis to reduce downtime

  • Evaluate current production activities and make recommendations for improvements

  • Implement cost reduction initiatives while maintaining high-quality standards

  • Develop operating instructions and equipment specifications for production activities

  • Provides training and guidance to team members to accomplish production goals

  • Stay current with product specifications, engineering technology and production processes

  • Develop best practices to improve production capacity, quality and reliability

  • Investigate problems, analyze root causes and derive resolutions

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, other engineering, science, or a related field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree

  • 5 years of related experience

  • Experience with the design, manufacturing, and test of spacecraft propulsion systems

  • Experience with quality control and statistical analysis

  • Experience related to lean manufacturing

  • Ability to perform inspections in confined areas

  • Extensive experience with the MS Office Suite; Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook

  • Familiarity with data acquisition systems, CREO, Matlab, Java, and/or HTML

  • Experience with CAD software, preferably CREO.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in aerospace engineering or related field

  • Strong written, personal, and computer skills. Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at the executive leadership level and on the shop floor

  • Experience working in a manufacturing, construction, or machine shop environment

  • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma processes and implementation

  • Aerospace/Launch vehicle experience

  • Experience with safety critical systems

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Maxar Technologies Ltd, Pasadena , GNC Propulsion Engineer, Other , Pasadena, California

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