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Are you looking to advance your career and flex your leadership and manufacturing operations expertise in a fast-paced and rewarding organization? Join us! As an Operations Manager II, you'll support the development of the strategic goals for one or more areas in operations by overseeing and managing manufacturing operations, production control, product engineering, manufacturing engineering, equipment engineering, inventory control, and materials functions, such as purchasing, and shipping/receiving activities. You'll improve technologies, and resolve problems in conjunction with manufacturing, quality assurance, and engineering. Your duties will also include translating customer requirements into state-of-the-art manufacturing strategies and processes, resulting in cost-effective processing and profitable manufacturing of company products, developing operations-related plans, budgets, and policies and procedure and ensuring the operations environment is safe and in compliance with all regulations in regards to the production facility.

Sierra Space is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Merritt Island, FL; Madison, WI; Durham, NC; and Washington, DC. Sierra Space 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


  • Leads maintenance, mechanical, electrical, and facility design modifications
  • Forecasts, allocates, ands supervises the resources for facility management (personnel and financial)
  • Oversees facility, equipment, and infrastructure maintenance
  • Conducts and documents facility and equipment periodic maintenance & repairs
  • Responsible for the installation, operation, and checkout of new equipment
  • Management and coordination with Space Florida on existing and future leases, tenant improvements, and new development


  • Experience working with private-government entities, such as Space Florida
  • Bachelor's degree related field of study
  • A higher level degree may substitute for experience
  • Relevant work experience may substitute for required education
  • Thorough understanding of and experience with the practical application of production/manufacturing principles, techniques and best practices
  • Ability to understand and interpret moderately complex technical schematics, diagrams, blueprints, manuals and/or publications
  • Progressive experience with materials management systems
  • Previous supervisory experience; the ability to recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence


  • Typicallyย 4-6 years of relevant experience
  • A higher level degree may substitute for experience
  • Familiarity with Lean, Six-sigma, and/or Theory of Constraints Manufacturing Principles
  • Understanding of Assembly, Integration and Test practices
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, the US Department of Defense or US Military
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


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:ย  $109,592 - $164,389

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.ย 

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.ย 

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.

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Sierra Space
United States, Kennedy Space Center, FL
Posted 3 months ago
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