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. We are taking the invaluable lessons learned over the last 60+ years of spaceflight and revitalizing the industry. At the core of the NewSpace mission are talented individuals with an unyielding passion for space
Vehicle Integration engineers are responsible for the efficient and successful assembly of the Alpha vehicle. This requires the ability to intuitively understand the intention behind design decisions and direct assembly based on those intentions. It is also important that applicants can effectively instruct a diverse set of individuals on the methodologies developed. Finding a problem in the designs or assembly methods is not enough for the Vehicle Integration Engineer. Solutions are the key to a successful applicant.
Write and execute vehicle assembly procedures, vehicle propulsion checkouts (including leak checks and pressurized operations), and electrical system functional validation processes.
Design high level vehicle assembly architecture/flow, maintain and report progress on current builds, including stage 1, stage 2, and payload assemblies.
Generate and maintain vehicle assembly schedules, including assembly ECD’s and progress reports, and lead after action reviews.
Work with design and tooling engineers to develop and/or design vehicle assembly, checkout, and pressurization tooling.
Collaborate with technicians and responsible engineers to ensure product quality and timelines are maintained and met
Teach and train others to assist with assembly and integration
Collaborate with engineering staff and technicians to resolve technical challenges swiftly.
Work closely with designers, analysts, and responsible engineers to identify, disposition, and close issues and non-conformances for mechanical, electrical, and structural systems. Perform root cause analysis and drive further actions to improve build quality.
Ensure BOM of designed assemblies is fulfilled and properly planned, including procurement and feasibility evaluation.
Create work instructions and set the cadence for integration tasks.
Support engineering in defining manufacturability, producibility, and assembly of design using industry standard parts and products
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technical field
Proven experience with complex assemblies, e.g. production in aviation/automotive, Oil Rig maintenance/assembly
2+ years hands-on assembly experience
Able to read and interpret technical drawings and assembly instructions
Able to intuitively understand design justifications or seek answers otherwise
Proven experience with complex troubleshooting
Proven experience working in dynamic and evolving environments
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey methodologies for assembly and troubleshooting
Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills – Must be a team player
Proven experience with tasks requiring extreme attention to detail and prolonged mental concentration
Ability to thrive in high stakes, stressful, short deadline environments
A&P Certification & ASE Certification
Experience with hazardous material safety protocols
Experience with complex system assembly and hands on build experience preferably in space systems or aerospace applications
Experience with writing assembly procedures or documentation for mechanical, electrical, or structural systems
Experience writing test plans, procedures and identifying pass/fail criteria on systems. Knowledge of data analysis packages (Python/high level Excel) preferred
Experience with pressurized systems and operation of high pressure fluid systems
Proficient in using 3D modeling software i.e. Catia, NX, Solidworks or Inventor (Preferred)
Critical thinking and strong decision making ability a must
Experience with mechanical /structural hardware and processes, including plumbing, fasteners, fittings, carbon composites, welding, drilling, 3D printing, and measurement techniques.
Experience with electrical hardware including harnessing, shielding, EMI protection, connectors and retainment methodologies
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.
Company - Private
$10M to $25M
Manufacturing - Aerospace