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Automation Chief Engineer

Company: Terran Orbital
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Terran Orbital Corporation is seeking an Automation Chief Engineer to join our Technology team in Irvine, Ca. Terran Orbital is an exciting and leading worldwide provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles, services, and solutions to Commercial and Government customers. As Director of Defense & Intelligence, you will play a pivotal role in developing strategic and tactical responses to implement company business goals; provide leadership to the program managers; manage strategic and complex programs through the coordination of people, logistics and material; execute contractual responsibilities in a profitable manner; develop systems to improve productivity and uniformity across portfolio programs. As Automation Chief Engineer, you will report to the VP Technology and will be responsible for all robotic process automation (RPA) and augmented reality (AR) systems to scale the manufacturing processes and to provide training. Responsibilities include identifying and implementing robotic augmented reality solutions for manufacturing automation, which will require working with all stakeholders in the Technology, Operations and Engineering organizations. The candidate will manage a team that includes: automation controls engineering, embedded software, and augmented reality. The candidate will be responsible for the full life cycle of automation, from identification of processes to be automated, sizing the infrastructure, selecting robots, and establishing augmented reality infrastructure. The position requires implementation of solutions in the factory, from initial prototype to final operational systems, and monitoring effectiveness and making improvements over the manufacturing life cycle. What you will be doing: * Work with the VPs of Technology, Operations and Engineering to identify opportunities for process automation in our manufacturing of satellites. * Work with the SVP Programs to size the infrastructure needed to meet program needs * Develop robotic process automation (RPA) system architectures to implement automated manufacturing. * Work with suppliers to develop a database of robotic solutions for our automated manufacturing needs (robots and end effectors), and select those for implementation of RPA * Implement prototype solutions robotic hardware and perform simulated manufacturing processes with mockups in the factory. * Implement final RPA solutions, and refine over production life cycle * Help build and lead a team of RPA controls and software engineers * Implement augmented reality solutions for manufacturing and training * Other duties as assigned Requirements * Minimum of a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechatronics with a focus on control systems, or equivalent experience * 10+ years of relevant experience, in particular in manufacturing RPA applications and AR systems * Strong background in robotics, embedded systems, sensors, and simulation. * Work experience in implementing automation is real-world manufacturing application. * Self-motivated and able to work quickly and effectively starting with only high-level objectives * Ability to interface effectively with the Technology, Engineering and Operations organizations to develop detailed requirements and solutions for automation * High attention to detail; ability to preempt design/manufacturing/procurement issues. Desired skills/experience * Masters or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechatronics, or equivalent experience * Experience in automotive or other serial manufacturing applications is highly desirable Benefits * Fully Covered Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision) * Retirement Plan (401k, IRA) * Life Insurance (Basic, voluntary & AD&D) * Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays) Disclaimer * To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, 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. About Terran Orbital: Founded in 2013 in Irvine, California, with headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida. Terran Orbital is a leading vertically integrated provider of end-to-end satellite solutions. Terran Orbital combines satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. In addition, Terran Orbital is developing the worlds largest, most advanced Next-Gen Earth Observation constellation to provide persistent, real-time earth imagery. 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.

Keywords: Terran Orbital, Irvine , Automation Chief Engineer, Engineering , Irvine, California

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