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Composite Manufacturing Engineer

Scaled is a composites company specializing in designing, building, and testing proof-of-concept aircraft. Scaled, being the creator of landmark aircraft and spacecraft like Virgin’s GlobalFlyer, the Stratolaunch carrier, and Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo, is at the epicenter of experimental aviation. We are 650 exceptionally talented and creative people pursuing aerospace breakthroughs in Mojave, California. The challenge of conquering the never‐been‐done, the enthusiasm generated when concept comes to fruition, and the buzz you feel collaborating with creative people with common purpose is the unique Scaled environment that can be summed up in one word: fun.

Job Summary:
The Manufacturing Engineer will build and test prototype experimental aircraft in a fast-paced research and development environment. This role uses an applied knowledge of composite manufacturing to build complex aerospace vehicles. The work will focus on the manufacturing of sub-assembly level components, primarily of traditional composite construction, and bringing those sub-assemblies together into major assemblies efficiently. This individual will establish the manufacturing workflow and develop the documentation used for building composite parts. The engineer will oversee structural build and assembly to assure the built structure meets requirements, including the associated configuration management.

Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency
• Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes on shop floor
• Designs, and generates drawings and documentation for tooling, fixtures, and jigs
• Generation of fabrication and assembly work instructions
• Assures production adheres to quality control standards
• Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods
• Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions
• Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements
• Provides hands-on manufacturing and assembly support
• Works on multiple projects at the same time

Required:
• An expert understanding of composite manufacturing and assembly
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
• Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
• Strong team player
• Proficiency in 3D Computer Aided Design
• Ability to work in multiple engineering disciplines on an aggressive schedule
• A minimum of three years of directly related work experience
• Bachelor of Science in a relevant engineering discipline from an accredited institution or substantial equivalent experience
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a DOD clearance

Desired:
• Knowledge GD&T
• Proficiency in Catia V5 or Solidworks
• 2D Drawing creation
• Rapid prototyping experience
• Aircraft homebuilding experience or other hands-on design or build experience
• Pilot’s License
• DOD Secret Clearance
• Additional degrees or additional relevant work experience

Essential Job Functions:
• Occasionally required to stand, walk and sit for prolonged periods of time
• Manual dexterity and coordination are required (e.g., to operate computer keyboard)
• Requires mobility (e.g., climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl)
• Requires the ability to bend and reach
• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• Vision at close distances and the ability to adjust focus

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet and drug and alcohol free workplace

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