Manager, Environmental Test Lab

El Segundo, California, United States


Full Time

20 days ago

Job description

ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, we’re building a launch system we are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches. We’re an ambitious team with big goals and, together, we’re determined to prove that reaching space can be simple, efficient, and routine.  

When launch day arrives, we want you by our side


As an Environmental Test Lab Manager, you will oversee testing operations and ensure the highest standards of quality. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in environmental test along with proven leadership skills and a commitment to process improvement. These traits will provide the footing to help ABL validate components for flight. 


  • Manage day-to-day operations of the Environmental Test Lab, including scheduling, performing tests, and interfacing with responsible engineers to deliver complete work
  • Ensure compliance with all test specifications and standards
  • Develop and implement new processes and procedures to standardize workflows and increase efficiency 
  • Guide and supervise lab staff, including technicians and engineers 
  • Oversee equipment maintenance and calibration to ensure functionality
  • Support design and analysis report authoring with technical insights
  • Act as the primary technical support for all vibration, shock, and thermal test campaigns and equipment in the lab
  • Provide support for external testing which cannot be completed with equipment already on hand


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, or related field 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental testing
  • Strong knowledge of vibration, shock, and thermal testing
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment


  • 5+ years of professional experience in environmental testing within the Aerospace & Defense industry
  • Breadth of knowledge in environmental test Including but not limited to, salt fog, TVAC, EMI/EMC
  • Dedicated leader and team player who’s excited about ABL’s mission! 


  • Critical thinking:  ABL engineers understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes 
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective 
  • End-to end ownership:  projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight


  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment

The salary range for this role is $160,000 - $190,000. This is the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.
We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401(k) to eligible employees with up to 4% employer match.
ITAR Requirement
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.  As such, US person status (including US citizens, U.S. permanent residents, individuals granted U.S. asylum status, or individuals admitted in U.S. refugee status) is a required qualification for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.

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