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ABOUT FIREFLY AEROSPACE

Firefly Aerospace is a U.S. based advanced space technology developmental organization focusing on the leading edge of space systems progression. We are committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles. If you are great at what you do and would like to work with people who really want to make a difference, then Firefly is the place for you.

SUMMARY

As part of a small, fast-paced, and passionate team you will be instrumental in delivering the 1st American all composite rocket. You will be responsible for driving designs, supporting the floor and be the forcing function between responsible engineers and manufacturing. Your input will determine the future of our composite programs and processes so we’re seeking fast paced energetic individuals only.  Location is roughly 25 minutes north of Cedar Park, TX, in the Austin area. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop future processes by:
    • Creating or improving tooling to error proof each process
    • Developing and testing material systems and cure processes to reduce touch time and risk
    • Work with existing and identify new vendors to support external manufacturing processes
    • Research new manufacturing methods and production related processes
  • Implement an Automated Fiber Placement process to support large lay-ups
  • Support the composites manufacturing team by:
    • Addressing off-nominal parts from root cause through corrective actions
    • Develop cost efficient and streamlined fabrication tooling for current parts
    • Provide feedback to responsible engineers and ensure the most time-efficient and cost-efficient method of producing components
    • Review drawings to verify component manufacturability and tolerance stack-ups
    • Procure tooling to support any hand-layups or trimming operations.
    • Establish personnel and tooling capacity to support the long-term manifest

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • 1+ years experience in Carbon Fiber Composite Manufacturing processes, including demonstrated expertise in the following areas:
    • Hand lamination (carbon fiber, fiberglass, Kevlar, etc.)
    • Bonding operations (Material abrading, surface cleaning, adhesives)
    • High tolerance cutting, drilling, and assembly
  • Experience establishing new procedures and streamlining old procedures
  • 1+ years working in a manufacturing environment with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, aerospace, or similar area. 5+ years of directly related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Experience with CAD software such as NX, CATIA, SolidWorks, or Inventor (Preferred)
  • Exceptional people interaction skills
  • A passion for creating, building, and making things happen

Desired

  • Automated Fiber Placement process development (tool design, cure compensation, etc)
  • Knowledge on oven selection and associated mapping schemes.
  • Next generation hands-free Composite layup processes, or “printing” methods
  • Quick-turn custom composite tooling design and fabrication
  • Demonstration of driving material selection leading to successfully tested components
  • Experience developing heat-free composite curing systems
  • Delivering a high temperature matrix exceeding 500 deg F

 

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.  

TASKS

  • Align and position materials being joined to ensure accurate application of adhesive or heat sealing.
  • Adjust machine components according to specifications such as widths, lengths, and thickness of materials and amounts of glue, cement, or adhesive required.
  • Monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions and report or resolve problems.
  • Start machines, and turn valves or move controls to feed, admit, apply, or transfer materials and adhesives, and to adjust temperature, pressure, and time settings.

SKILLS

  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.
  • MonitoringMonitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Operation MonitoringWatching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Production and ProcessingKnowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • MechanicalKnowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • English LanguageKnowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Firefly Aerospace

Type

Company - Private

Size

Small

Revenue

$10M to $25M

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Manufacturing - Aerospace

Founded

2014

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