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Sierra Space is currently seeking exceptional candidates who wish to be a part of the commercial space revolution. Our fun, fast-paced and collaborative team designs, builds, and flies the Dream Chaser Cargo System (DCCS), an ambitious flagship program to create our Nation's only commercially reusable space plane. With your help, we will conduct many safe and successful missions over the next decade to deliver critical cargo to and from the International Space Station. These flights for NASA will enable us to build an unprecedented commercial space transportation network around the Dream Chaser, which provides affordable, cutting-edge orbital capability and return to Earth services onto runways around the globe.

The successful candidate will lead and develop the design/drafting team for Sierra Space.  Consisting of 5-10 individuals, the team services multiple engineering disciplines in generation of 2D prints and CAD models that are compliant with company and industry standards.  The candidate will be expected to scale the team to match the growth Sierra Space as the company rapidly expands into new product lines and becomes a dominant player in commercial aerospace.  This includes assimilation and development of new tools and practices, such as Model Based Definition (MBD) in multiple software suits.  Experience in ASME Y14, GD&T, multiple CAD and PLM platforms is necessary.  Previous experience in leadership, or business expansion, is also key. 

SNC’s subsidiary, Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin and Durham, North Carolina, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordination/prioritization of tasking across multiple business sectors.
  • Understand, plan, and execute team activities in accordance with Sierra Space policies and procedures.
  • Develop and improve Key Performance Metrics (KPMs).
  • Participate in the development of business tools, standards, and associated training.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings and schematics.

Must-haves:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study and typically 14 or more years of relevant experience
    • A higher level degree may substitute for experience
    • Related experience may be considered in lieu of required education
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering principles and practices
  • CAD Software, multiple packages. NX, Solidworks, CATIA, etc.
  • PLM Software, multiple packages.  Windchill, TeamCenter, Enovia, etc.
  • Business Development/Leadership
  • ASME Y14

Preferred:

Candidates selected for interview should come prepared with an outline of how such a team might operate in the service of multiple major business sectors (such as spacecraft design, space station design, and existing product sustainment), as well as a proposed growth plan to triple the teams size/impact over a two year period.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $101,774.67 - $139,940.19

Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities, we are taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 and associated variants pose in the workplace. SNC is committed to supporting our employees while ensuring we continue to meet essential national security needs of our country.

With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, SNC will continue to require COVID-19 vaccination status for all employees including new hires. In accordance with applicable requirements, all current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated may be required to adhere to enhanced onsite safety protocols including weekly COVID-19 testing, face coverings, and social distancing. 

The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption. 

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

Sierra Space
Sierra Space

Full Remote

Posted 2 months ago

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