Manufacturing Engineer - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

Cocoa Beach
United States

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ManTech is seeking Top Talent as a Manufacturing Engineer to support new entrant certification of the New Glenn Launch vehicle system. 

Candidate will support and sit directly in the Blue Origin factory in Merritt Island, FL.  The position remotely supports the Space and Missile Systems Center Launch Enterprise Directorate (SMC/LEA) at Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA.

Clearance: Active Secret Clearance Preferred.

Location: Cocoa Beach, FL.

The Manufacturing Engineer will:

  • Work with launch vehicle provider to schedule and track audits to be performed during rocket certification activities. 
  • Develop, conduct, and assess results of audits of flight critical item manufacture and processes per applicable military and industry/commercial manufacturing standards such as AS6500.
  • Create audit plans and checklists, and conduct production floor audits to verify documented processes are being followed. 
  • Interface with customer, design engineers, project manager, and production personnel. 
  • Compile and present weekly status charts to AF leadership.
  • Participate in Engineering Review Boards and apply knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials. 
  • Examine product design and its implementation to manufacturing processes assessing/evaluating the manufacturing baseline for qualification, capability, process control and maturity. 
  • Assess documentation for proper configuration management and change control. 
  • Assess/ evaluate conformance to standards, specifications, drawings, procedures, work instructions, other contractual requirements and the trace-ability to the functional and physical characteristics of configuration items. 
  • Review process changes to determine impact to process stability. 
  • Assess facilities manufacturing capacity, production readiness, vendor/supplier control requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Mandatory Skill Requirements:

  • BS degree in Manufacturing, Engineering or Physical Sciences; will consider higher education in lieu of experience and more experience in lieu of education.
  • 10 years of experience launch vehicle/space sub-system and process engineering expertise with a strong background in launch vehicle subsystems
  • Experience with space-qualified parts fabrication  and assembly
  • Experience involving manufacture of complex products; application of manufacturing principles and methods including: product design, process design, producibility, process qualifications/validation, product design requirements flow down to manufacturing process requirements/documentation, product and process controls, measurement and test, product/process audits, statistical applications, configuration management, and lean manufacturing.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office tools such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel up to 25% time
  • US Citizenship required


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