Firefly Aerospace Inc. ("Firefly") is an American end-to-end space transportation company committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operations of reliable launch and spacecraft vehicles. Firefly�s launch vehicles utilize common technologies, manufacturing infrastructure, and launch capabilities, providing LEO launch solutions for up to ten metric tons of payload. Combined with Firefly�s in-space vehicles, such as the Space Utility Vehicle (SUV) and Blue Ghost Lunar Lander, Firefly provides the space industry with a single source for missions from LEO to the surface of the Moon or beyond. Firefly is headquartered in Cedar Park, TX.


As part of a small, fast-paced, and passionate team you will be the key to rocket component production. You will be responsible for driving design feedback and communication between engineers and manufacturing. Input provided by you can determine the success or failure of individual components and assemblies.

Location for this role is at our Manufacturing site in Briggs, TX, 25 minutes north of Cedar Park. 


� Act as liaison between the machine shop and the engineering team.

� Provide feedback to responsible engineers and ensure the most time-efficient and cost-efficient method of producing components

� Ensure on time delivery of rocket components from CAD models to tangible components/assemblies ready for testing

� Research new manufacturing methods and production related processes

� Research and identify new materials for improved production efficiency and final product performance

� Work with the design team to ensure manufacturability of the components

� Manage lookaheads for long lead tasks

� Improve processes and cycle times

� Implement quick changeover improvements

� Be fully accountable for a set of hardware

� Create work instructions

� Identify issues, work with quality to provide and execute corrective actions

� Work with Tooling and Programming to ensure job readiness

� Conceptual design and sourcing of work holding



� Bachelor�s degree in engineering or 5+ years of experience working in a machine shop environment implementing the aforementioned responsibilities

� Experience with CAD software such as Pro-E, CATIA, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, or NX.

� Exceptional people interaction skills

� A passion for creating, building, and making things happen

� Expert level understanding of GD&T
� Ability to develop CAD models and create engineering drawings per international drawing standards


  • Direct experience with process development in:

� Casting

� Forging

� Metallic 3D printing

� Sheet metal

  • Experience with budgetary and schedule planning
  • Experience with Vertical Turn Lathes
  • Tooling expertise
  • Experience programming CNC machines
  • Experience setting up and running CNC machines
  • Data analysis
  • Capacity planning
  • Startup experience
  • Aerospace experience

Firefly offers outstanding benefits for our employees, including generous health, dental and vision plans with low plan deductibles, parental leave, educational reimbursement, short term disability, pet Insurance, and flexible PTO options.

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.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on 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.

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United States, Bertram, TX
Posted 4 months ago
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