Manufacturing Development Engineer, Machining

_ El Segundo, CA

As a Manufacturing Development Engineer in Machining you will own all aspects of manufacturing spacecraft components, set up production cells, and take products from development test articles to high volume production. Impulse is building an exceptional team and this position is a growth opportunity open to high performers of any experience level above the basic qualifications.


  • Own all aspects of spacecraft component manufacturing from product inception to high volume production
  • Install advanced CNC machining work centers and develop processes for prototype, test and flight hardware
  • Work with the design and development teams to produce highly reliable, cost-efficient components
  • Resolve technical issues with innovative and resourceful solutions
  • Grow your experience in numerous manufacturing fields to advance in house production capabilities and forge our path through space

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science
  • 1+ year(s) of experience with CNC machines.
  • 1+ year(s) of experience in a manufacturing or production environment
  • Understanding of machining terminology, best practices, and general machine controls
  • Excited to setup, work on and manufacture hardware on the shop floor. Develop production processes from the ground up including driving design improvements for manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability of taking project ownership and working well in small teams

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity with CNC mills, live tool lathes, and 5-axis machines
  • Familiarity with CAM software (Fusion 360, Mastercam, or equivalent)
  • Self-starter able to identify problems and implement solutions with limited supervision
  • Hands on experience with basic fabrication tools and processes (electric/pneumatic power tools, manual lathes/mills, calipers, etc.)
  • Familiarity with CAD software (NX or equivalent), geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and workholding design and analysis
  • Prior experience working in a fast-paced agile product development environment

Additional Requirements:

  • Flexible schedule and willing to travel as needed


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