Southwest Research Institute
September 12, 2020
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


Job Summary:

Join our Space Science and Engineering Division! Coordinate production of high-precision spacecraft parts using a combination of in-house machining facilities and out-soured manufacturing. Collaborate with design engineers to review parts and materials to facilitate efficient manufacturing of quality parts. Define and document manufacturing processes for non-traditional materials like tantalum and beryllium. Analyze and optimize CNC manufacturing efficiency and work-flow to support development of spacecraft components. Develop new manufacturing capabilities including advanced material processes to allow expansion of SwRI capabilities for next generation spacecraft and science instruments for NASA and DoD missions. Travel to support meetings with customers, suppliers and subcontractors.


Requires a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, or related technology degree with 0-8 years of experience. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Those without a degree must have at least 25 years of experience. Must have strong mechanical production skills including experience with CAD/CAM software and familiarity with additive and CNC manufacturing. Working practical knowledge of CNC and additive manufacturing including familiarity with CAD/CAM software either through work experience of classroom laboratory exercises is required. Requires strong verbal, written, presentation and organizational skills. Strong inter-personal skills are required to work with multiple integrated science/design teams and manufacturing personnel. We are seeking a team member wishing to push the limits of high precision manufacturing for space science instruments. Should have a strong background in quality assessments, manufacturing processes and materials, product design and development, inspection methods, and inspection procedures. Knowledge of sound manufacturing principles including analysis of cost, schedule and supply inventory is required. A valid/clear driver's license is required.

Special Requirements:

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

For more information about this division, visit the Space Science & Engineering home page.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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