Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Job Expired

Irvine, California, United States


Full Time

21 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 Manufacturing Engineering Manager to join our growing team. Reporting to the Director of Manufacturing, the Manufacturing Engineering Manager will manage the planning and completion of manufacturing/production engineering projects, including the design and development of manufacturing processes, tooling and fixtures, and process development products to meet daily production and new product development schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a high-performing team of manufacturing engineers across various product areas
  • Provide leadership to engineering staff regarding project prioritization, process validations, and continuous improvement activities
  • Implement and manage resource planning and project management tools
  • Support ongoing production, process development, and new product introduction (NPI)
  • Spearhead DFM Assessments
  • Monitor and evaluate the project and department progress and results
  • Participate in cross-functional teams
  • Review and approve protocol and written reports
  • Drive continuous improvement of technical engineering capabilities
  • Prepare technical reports, analyses, recommendations, and presentations reflecting the status and results of projects in progress regularly
  • Coach, manage and develop technical staff
  • Develop, implement, train, and monitor the effectiveness of engineering systems and procedures
  • Perform strategic hiring to grow the current team to meet future production goals
  • Evaluation of teams' skills and talents against Company needs
  • Provide input to production plans capable of identifying accurate component delivery dates across multiple Satellite Programs

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or another related technical degree; advanced degree preferred
  • 7 years of manufacturing and processing development experience, with a minimum of 5 years of technical staff management experience and 3 years of project management experience involving coordination of cross-functional teams
  • 5 years prior experience in aerospace/defense manufacturing preferred
  • Ability to interfacing seamlessly with all levels of the organization
  • Previous experience with PCB manufacturing, 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
  • Demonstrate experience with rapid development projects
  • Demonstrate teamwork and written/oral communications skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and documentation
  • Demonstrate employee management experience and proficiency in task management to meet required deadlines 


  • 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 $110,000-$160,000 
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 U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. 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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