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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Build Reliability Engineer (Starlink Manufacturing) in Redmond, Washington

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.BUILD RELIABILITY ENGINEER (STARLINK MANUFACTURING) Starlink is SpaceX's ambitious goal to bring high quality internet to the globe by building a constellation of thousands of satellites in low earth orbit (LEO). As a Build Reliability Engineer on the Starlink team, you will be responsible for ensuring reliability and quality of the product through design, manufacturing, test, and on-orbit operation. You use data to understand the factors that drive reliability and support quality initiatives with design and development teams to drive improvements in manufacturing, test, and flight reliability. You have the ability to dive deep into the details to identify, understand, and solve difficult technical problems. You thrive in a hands-on environment, and will spend time in the office, on the factory floor, and in the lab to connect the unconnected.RESPONSIBILITIES:Define and introduce controls and automation into manufacturing processesCollaborate with production to reliably reduce in-process inspections and/or maintain inspection plansDrive identification, mitigation, root-cause analysis, and reliability improvement of failure investigations in production, test, and flightDetermine the appropriate Quality Management System requirements around traceability, non-conformance, and configuration management for the program and work with software teams to build and test the applications to enforce said requirementsDevelop, implement and validate Lean test and inspection processes for new and existing products and process while ensuring that criteria are objective and that quality goals are consistently metConduct regular build quality reviews to ensure that design intent is achieved and well-communicated; identify opportunities for risk reduction, and removal of complexity in designs and processes to improve manufacturability, collaborating with integrated product teams to drive improvements, and address high-impact and repeating non-conformancesCreate data analysis programs to exercise data collection over various production processes, with minimal impact to productionIdentify and execute projects to reduce cycle time, and improve reliability, working closely with all engineering disciplinesDefine ongoing reliability testing strategy to monitor the manufacturing process health, and screen for long-term reliability defects caused by process and component variabilityContain suspect or known non-conforming product, providing guidance to technicians, shop supervisors and engineers to assist in quarantining and rework activitiesConfirm operational safety precautions are considered and identified per area planning standardsBASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in mechanical, software, industrial, electrical, or other engineering discipline2+ years in a manufacturing, quality and/or design engineering role (student project team or internship experience qualifies)PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:Master's degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, materials engineering, or electrical engineeringExperience supporting production of complex mechanical/structural assembliesProficiency with programming and automation/scripting languages (Python, C, C++, SQL)Demonstrated application of process controls in high volume manufacturing, test, and quality environmentProven success with instituting statistical process control and conducting design of experimentsDemonstrated capability to think creatively and solve complex problemsExperience supporting production of complex mechanical/structural assembliesKnowledge of quality