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Senior Manufacturing Engineer 

We are mission critical 

Beyond Gravity, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is the first startup to combine agility, speed and innovation with decades of experience and proven quality. Around 1600 employees at 12 locations in six countries (Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Germany, USA and Finland) develop and manufacture products for satellites and launch vehicles with the goal of advancing humankind and enabling the exploration of the world and beyond. Beyond Gravity is the preferred supplier of structures for all types of launch vehicles and a leader in selected satellite products and for constellations in the New Space sector. Beyond Gravity also uses its space knowledge for applications outside of space technology: The high-precision products have already been used in the semiconductor industry for more than 20 years.


The Senior Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for daily structures production support.  The successful individual in this role is a creative, solutions-oriented engineer that takes ownership of manufacturing processes to drive world class Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery performance into the business.


Main Tasks:

  • Provide daily support to manufacturing operations and related support teams in order to assure technically correct manufacturing and product flow, thereby assuring the necessary quality, OTD, and production costs
  • Work cross-functionally with operations, quality, design engineering, and other teams to define manufacturing work instructions, equipment, tools, materials, and training
  • Utilize project management techniques / tools to meet cost, technical, and schedule requirements
  • Play key role in the non-conformance process and secure measures for root cause analyses, corrective and preventive measures
  • Support continuous improvements in concerned manufacturing processes to deliver in line with customer quality, cost, and demand requirements
  • Establish and provide the necessary documentation in support of strategic operations programs as well as for customer programs, support and participate in project reviews as necessary
  • Proactively support and coach the production technicians through frontline support utilizing an integrated project team approach; provide training material (both software and hardware) as needed
  • Establish standard work practices across manufacturing and eliminate waste to increase productivity
  • Develop and verify new jigs, tooling, equipment, parts, and processes to meet requirements
  • Actively participate in the change management process as it relates to your respective manufacturing process, driving and implementing process / design changes, support improvement of business processes
  • Work with international colleagues in order to evaluate, improve, and transfer latest state processes and maintain standardization across the company portfolio


Important Outputs:

    • Overall Operations daily support VSM, DtC/DfM Inputs, Support to Programs and Engineering
    • On-Time milestone fulfilment and readiness of manufacturing equipment and documents in cooperation with PM’s and all other stakeholders
    • Proactive technical management of production means and improvements
    • KPI`s: Direct Rate, Deliverables on-track / delivered on-time, Production Line(s) Station Tracker

Requirements/Skill Set:

  • B.S. degree or similar experience in a related (engineering) field with extensive relevant experience
  • Demonstrate 7+ years of previous hands-on Manufacturing Engineering experience in a more complex manufacturing setting
  • Demonstrates insight into quality and safety standards including AS9100 and OSHA or similar
  • Previously worked with composite, metallic and non-metallic materials


  • Space or Aerospace experience
  • Production line leadership experience
  • Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma knowledge/experience; experience with SAP or other ERP, MS Office
  • Experience with MES, CAD and other relevant complex software



  • Solution driven, willing to make a difference, and customer-orientation
  • Passionate and co-operative performer who puts success of team first
  • Good organizational and co-ordination skills 
  • Good communication and teamwork ability 
  • High stress resistance and perseverance


Beyond Gravity is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.


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Trinity, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Engineering
Req ID:  6572

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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