NSSL Manufacturing Engineer - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (www.mantech.com)


  full-time   employee

United States

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

ManTech’s Air Force and Space Division is recruiting highly talented candidates to support a contract that provides “cradle to grave” support to the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate’s – National Security Space Launch (NSSL).

We assist the Air Force by supporting a multitude of areas, including Systems Engineering & Integration, Acquisition & Program Management Support, Mission Integration Management, System Safety & Environmental Engineering, Systems Security & Information Assurance, Launch Schedule and Risk Management, Certification of New Entrant Launch Vehicles.  

ManTech is actively seeking a motivated, customer-oriented NSSL Manufacturing Engineer to join our team in the Decatur, AL area.


  • Provide Launch Vehicle Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering expertise at our Decatur, AL office.
  • Apply expertise in  Structures, materials, manufacturing, industrial engineering, logistics, test, operations, processes, personnel, and organizations.
  • Prepare assessments of Engineering Review Boards including risk recommendations.
  • Support Customer acquisition functions such as requirements development, request for proposals, and cost/technical/schedule/performance reports.
  • Perform and support systems engineering functions such as requirements definition, design review, test review, risk management, pedigree, hardware acceptance, verification, operations, anomaly resolution, and post-flight analyses.
  • Perform manufacturing/industrial engineering functions such as assessment of LV design, manufacturing methods, procedures, tooling, facilities, infrastructure, personnel qualifications, non-conformance assessment, material review boards, corrective action reports, calibration, environmental controls, quality assurance, non-destructive examinations, safety methods, regulations, supplier management, and transportation.
  • Prepare Customer team for, and support manufacturing operations and anomaly resolution.
  • Plan, coordinate, brief, support Engineer Review Boards, program reviews, and other meetings.
  • Perform technical and engineering data management, such as data mining and reporting.
  • Perform Training and Certification including course development, peer review, training, mentoring.
  • Collaborate with USAF System Program Offices, Aerospace Corporation, Launch Vehicle Contractors (LVCs), Subcontractors, Launch Sites, and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).
  • Prepare weekly and other written evaluations and reports of a technical nature.


  • Design, test, manufacture, and operation of systems, processes, personnel, and organizations.
  • Performing reviews of design, manufacturing, test, procedures, anomaly resolution.
  • Providing risk assessments and actionable recommendations and mitigations.
  • Performing acquisition functions such as requirements development and performance assessments.
  • Performing systems engineering functions from requirements development through post-flight reporting.
  • Operating Manufacturing data systems and providing training and support to customers and colleagues.
  • Interacting effectively with USAF, SMC, DCMA, NASA, NRO, LV, subcontractors and Aerospace Corporation.
  • Performing Knowledge Capture, Process Definition, preparing and providing training.
  • Preparing and giving written and verbal presentations and reports to senior engineers and management.
  • Knowledge of LV structures and mechanical systems preferred.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Industrial Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years of direct related experience.
  • Current Active DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • “Quick Learner” and “Great Teacher”; able to provide thoughtful, credible training and mentoring.
  • Independence, initiative, dedicated, collaborative, proactive, success-oriented problem solving.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Information Technology systems and databases.

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