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The Motiv team is passionate about what we do. We pride ourselves on being a partner for our customers, capable of executing the full spectrum of engineering with rapid response and on-time delivery. We’re searching for equally passionate, creative people to help us create the building blocks of space with our high-quality, innovative robotic systems.

Production Engineer

Standard Benefits

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Company Bonus Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Health Insurance (100% of all premiums for individual and family covered)
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation/Sick Accruals

Job Description

The Production Engineer plans and designs methods to improve production processes. Reviews and modifies existing processes and develops solutions to increase productivity and reduce cost, while complying with approved quality standards. They provide leadership within the Production Control team.

Classification: At-will; Exempt; Salaried
Reports To: Vice President, Operations
Location: Pasadena, CA
Work Environment: Office/Lab
Citizenship Requirement: Motiv Space Systems, Inc. positions require access to defense articles, equipment, technical information or service that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be a “U.S. Person” as defined by ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15, 8 USC 1101(a)(20), and 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).
Work Schedule: Standard 40-hour work week (some overtime may be required)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Production Engineer will:

  • Manage the release of new and revised process specifications utilized to support projects from start to finish in an aerospace environment
  • Be responsible for the implementation of processes, including guiding and overseeing tool development needed to effectively implement new and existing processes
  • Coordinate with the person requesting the new or revised process specification to ensure that the specification content meets engineering intent and is clear and technically substantiated
  • Gain consensus with Engineering, Quality and Process Engineering, and other stakeholders to ensure that the proposed specification and implementation are effective
  • Work as part of the production control team and provided leadership in daily planning, priorities, and issue resolution
  • Oversee process flow of material in and out of inventory

Essential Job Functions/Core Competencies

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient with computer and information technology
  • Ability to persuade others to change existing practices
  • Clear, concise, and effective communication skills
  • Experience working with all levels of management
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles is a plus

Note: Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, modified or changed at any time at the Company’s discretion. Changes may be made formally, informally either verbally or in writing.

Education, Experience, and Training

  • BS Degree in Engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience in Quality, Engineering, or Supply Chain
  • Previous experience in quality or business process engineering
  • Previous experience in management or team leadership role

Motiv Space Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. As we work to build the future of space and space robotics, it is our mission to create an inclusive environment for all employees. Driving pioneering space missions and designing robotic infrastructure require the best talent possible, so we encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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