Director, Space Vehicle ATLO

El Segundo, CA
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor

Company Overview
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome.

At Millennium, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us. 

Job Summary
The Director of space vehicle Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations (ATLO) oversees all aspects of satellite assembly and test from component delivery through final environmental test, preparation to ship, shipment from the factory, and integration of satellites to the launch vehicle. The Director, ATLO leads teams responsible for prototype, early production, and production ATLO. The Director, ATLO collaborates with Programs, Engineering, Manufacturing, Facilities, and Security to meet ATLO cost and schedule targets and leads their team toward future cost and schedule improvement goals to ensure company competitiveness. The Director, ATLO reports to the Vice President, Programs and Execution.

This position's internal job code is Test and Evaluation Manager our team is currently hiring for level L.

Job Responsibilities
• Provide leadership to ATLO management and personnel. Accountable for ensuring that satellites are manufactured safely to company quality standards and service levels while achieving cost improvement goals.
• Set and enforce assembly and test execution discipline and rigor to ensure satellites will work on orbit.
• Develop and maintain an understanding of the health of ATLO with respect to capacity, work force, throughput, and bottlenecks.
• Oversee Millennium factory build efforts with respect to: staffing, planning of satellite production lines, and flight program builds (both classified and unclassified).
• Define and execute continuous improvement strategies and initiatives to achieve business objectives.
• With the assistance of team leads, manage ATLO engineers and technicians (avionics and harness, electro-mechanical, mechanical, and environmental test) to produce satellites.
• Develop, lead and execute tasks required to transition hardware build from low-rate initial production to higher rate production.
• Lead and execute tasks required to transition hardware build to different manufacturing locations.
• Support proposals for future contracts and coordinate throughout the proposal gate review process.
• Support and implement AS9100 Quality practices.
• Partner with Boeing Space & Launch Operations counterparts as a Boeing non-fully integrated subsidiary leader.
• Support management of Millennium Space Systems’ Inventory budgets, Process Improvement budgets, and capital budgets.
• Communicate state of the company to ATLO personnel.
• Provide design for manufacturability guidelines to drive standardization within engineering process.
• Manage and maintain staffing, facility and capital plans:
o 3-5 year capital expenditure plans
o 1-3 year vertical capability plans
o 1-3 year staffing plans
• Work with other directors across the organization to ensure ATLO requirements are supported through proposals and initial phases of program execution.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or related field
• 8 years’ experience in manufacturing, mechanical, electrical, test engineering materials and process engineering, or similar field in Aerospace, Automotive, or Commercial industries
• Bring a level of subject matter expertise to one of the following areas: medium-rate production (10-100 complex products per year), complex mechanical integration, complex hardware-software integration, complex test system, production automation.
• This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Top Secret Clearance Post-Start is required. 

Preferred Qualifications:
• 8 years’ experience in space systems
• High level of proficiency in MRP/ERP, Jira, MS Project, manufacturing execution systems, configuration management
• Knowledge of satellite manufacturing engineering principles and concepts
• Must have technical problem-solving skills
• Ability to travel for launch site integration
• Leadership and team-building skills
• Commitment to organizational and corporate goals
• Experience working with a union represented work force
• Active TS/SCI Clearance

Summary Pay-Range

  • Level L : $148,750 - $218,750

Benefits and Perks
Millennium Space Systems offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan.

Before applying, please note:
Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

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