Senior Project Leader - Advanced Manufacturing

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Development
Full Time

Job Description

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Job Summary

Physical Sciences Laboratories (PSL) has more than 100 specialized laboratories used to test, analyze, and troubleshoot virtually every aspect of rocket and satellite system design, development, construction, deployment, and operation. The diverse expertise of the laboratories' technical staff allows PSL to stay abreast of new technological developments and program support issues associated with rapidly evolving space systems.

Aerospace is seeking a motivated, experienced, and high-energy leader to build, develop and integrate teams associated with Advanced Manufacturing research and development. This lead position will work with multiple customers and across engineering and science divisions to integrate research activities, lead multi-disciplinary teams, and be responsible for overall strategic execution of Advanced Manufacturing, Rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing) initiatives. As the visionary leader, you will successfully leverage the convergence of many disciplines including data science, sensors, material science, and new manufacturing techniques/design to make a big impact in the space manufacturing community. This is a full-time position based in El Segundo, CA.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Building collaboration and engaging across industry, government, and academia to determine state of the art, customer needs, and opportunities for new R&D efforts
  • Connecting internal science and engineering efforts across focus areas in manufacturing, data science (AI and machine learning), digital engineering, embedded sensors, material science, tool development, and advanced design practices/processes toward advanced manufacturing innovations
  • Developing and executing corporate strategies for advanced manufacturing engagement across the space community
  • Development of new funding opportunities through external proposal development and industry/academia partnership
  • Facilitating technology transition of R&D products and processes in advanced manufacturing
  • Develop and execute corporate strategies for advanced manufacturing engagement across the space community
  • Building multi-disciplinary teams with a goal of addressing key technology fusion and manufacturing research needs for different commercial sectors , such as tool development and end product users and volume needs
  • Collaborate as an advance manufacturing thought leader across the Aerospace engineering matrix, program offices, and prototyping organizations
  • Expanding Aerospace capabilities in advanced manufacturing as both principal investigator and team leader to include new commercial, customer, and academic collaborations with joint research programs and strategies

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:
  • Advanced degree in a STEM field or equivalent
  • Typically (10) years of direct experience in advanced manufacturing technologies
  • Leadership skills to include team building, personnel development, technical influence, budget and resource planning, and mentoring
  • Ability to lead and work outside your personal expertise to cultivate new ideas across Aerospace and execute highly collaborative strategies that include multiple organizations
  • Willingness to occasionally travel domestically and to work off-business hours to support customer needs, approximately one trip per month
  • Ability to find new research intersections across disciplines and build new R&D teams bridging these fields
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance
How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Direct experience implementing advanced manufacturing technologies and concepts into a production facility
  • R&D or industry experience connecting manufacturing hardware solutions and data science
  • Significant experience and demonstrated success working with a matrixed engineering organization in technical areas outside of your personal expertise

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R002203
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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