Production Supervisor

Irvine, California - Irvine, California, United States


Full Time

22 days ago

Job description


Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, a leader in innovation, manufacturing, and operations in the satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast-growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations. 

Terran Orbital is seeking an experienced Production Supervisor to join our growing team. Reporting to the Manufacturing and Test Manager, the Production Supervisor will work within a multidisciplinary team to build, test, and maintain a variety of complex hardware assemblies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a high-performing team of module build and module test technicians to produce spacecraft and spacecraft modules
  • Properly execute production needs within daily-weekly-monthly goals
  • An understanding of performing environmental testing with thermal chambers
  • Manage module production schedules
  • Propose and incorporate continuous improvements for product quality, cost, and throughput
  • Identify documentation, root cause, and corrective action of build and test anomalies
  • Maintenance of a production plan capable of identifying accurate component delivery dates across multiple Satellite Programs
  • Assure maximum lab equipment uptime by identifying issues early and coordinating calibration, repair, and maintenance
  • Ensure appropriate inventory levels and notify the supply chain when stock needs replenishment to ensure on-time delivery of goods
  • Track and categorize all costs related to production
  • Perform strategic hiring to grow the current team to meet future production goals, and evaluate the teams’ skills and talents against Company needs
  • Develop, maintain, and communicate production metrics
  • Coach team members on best practices to ensure the quality, efficiency, and throughput of spacecraft modules
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualification and Skills

  • 5 years’ experience as a project lead or project manager with a demonstrated reputation for delivering unique, high-complexity systems
  • 3 years of supervisory experience in a hands-on workforce in a high-reliability industry
  • Able to interface seamlessly with all levels of the organization
  • Previous experience with electromechanical assembly, or spacecraft/spacecraft hardware manufacturing
  • Familiarity with Aerospace Quality standards (ISO9000, AS9100) and space hardware handling practices
  • Competency with MS Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with JIRA is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with rapid development projects
  • Familiarization with cleanroom and ESD precautionary measures
  • Demonstrated teamwork both within function and cross function
  • Clear, concise, and compelling oral and written communicator
  • Meticulous attention to detail and documentation
  • Proven ability to deliver on time and on-budget
  • Demonstrate employee management experience and proficiency in task management to meet required deadlines
  • Ability to read & understand mechanical drawings
  • Demonstrate experience following procedures to build intricate mechanical/electrical assemblies
  • Competency with a variety of hand tools, including torque wrenches, crimping tools, epoxy applicators, tap & die sets, deburring tools, rotary tools, drill press, bandsaw,
  • Competency in using calipers & micrometers to perform conformance inspection of mechanical structures
  • Competency with a variety of testing equipment, including power supplies, DC loads, DAQs, test harnesses
  • Provide input to production plans capable of identifying accurate component delivery dates across multiple Satellite Programs


  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 401(k) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
Salary Range $70,000-$100,000 
Your actual level and base salary will be determined case-by-case and may vary based on the job-related qualification, knowledge, skills, education, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity for each employee, 100% covered medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) match, unlimited flex time off, covered life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, employee referrals, and lots of swag!  

About Terran Orbital

Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellite products primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and on-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at

Physical Demands

An employee must meet the physical demands described to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. In performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to sit or stand for long durations of time, in addition to bending, reaching, and walking. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. This position is generally sedentary, with substantial computer usage.

Work Environment

The job operates in a professional office environment but in a manufacturing company. This job routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and scanners. 


To comply with US Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the US Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may require a current United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.

Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].

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