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Redwire is accelerating humanity’s expansion into space by delivering reliable, economical and sustainable infrastructure for future generations. 

Redwire (via our subsidiary Deployable Space Systems, LLC), is accelerating humanity's expansion into space as the leading developer and provider of satellite mechanisms, deployable structures and booms and deployable solar array systems to the global space market. The company's key products include deployable solar array systems, deployable structural and mechanical systems and supporting subsystems. This includes the award-winning and patented Roll-Out Solar Array, which NASA used to upgrade the International Space Station's solar arrays. 


We have a current opportunity for a Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager located at our facility in Goleta, CA. In this role you will be responsible for leading, planning, directing, and coordinating manufacturing processes by providing technical support in the development, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing methods.


  • Manage a team of manufacturing engineers to establish and maintain manufacturing control systems for equipment, process, product, automation and box build
  • Performs administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services
  • Design an optimized manufacturing processes flow to meet customer product quality and delivery
  • Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods driving on quality, cost and first pass yield improvement
  • Analyze and plan workforce utilization, space requirements, workflow, design layout of equipment, workspace for maximum efficiency, safety and EH&S requirements 
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving all equipment/processes related to efficiency, cycle times, capacity and capabilities
  • Coordinate with internal and external customers to determine product specifications
  • Participate in early NPI involvement & new capabilities readiness 
  • Create and manage department short and long term KPI's 
  • Manage, maintain and train on ERP systems 
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's (or equivalent) with 12 - 15 years of experience or a Master's with 10 - 13 years of experience
  • At least 4 years in a management capacity
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Strong background in 5S
  • Experience leading teams within a highly regulated Manufacturing environment 
  • Proficient in one or more of the following CAD Software: Visio, Solidworks, Catia, Draftsight, AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365
  • Ability to travel domestically up to 20% of the time

Desired Skills

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Minimum of 4 years Aerospace experience
  • Experience in RCCA methodology 
  • Experience with public speaking and effective communicator
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to identify and implement best practices, continuous improvement initiatives and manage KPI's


Grow with us as we innovate the next generation capabilities for a new era of space exploration!  We offer a highly competitive benefits package along with a commitment to our core values of Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, and Excellence. 

Redwire is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Redwire is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.  

All offers of employment at Redwire are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check and your ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US.  Note that some positions will also require US citizenship or ability to obtain a security clearance due to requirements of a classified program.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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. Learn more about the ITAR Click Here

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Redwire Space
United States, Goleta, CA
Posted 4 months ago
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