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Design Equipment Engineer 

Let's exceed the expected!

RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


Main Tasks:

  • Designs, develops, and implements various size jigs and tools to production with robust validation plans that ensure a successful acceptance.
  • Manage supplier proposed designs from concept to delivery, ensuring all aspects of design are covered. (Safety, Cost, Manufacturability, Ergonomics, Maintenance etc.)
  • Act as the RUAG Space USA, Jig & Tool process owner. Shaping the Jig & Tool process in conjunction with global teams to ensure standardized working practices.
  • Support and review all Jig & Tool improvement requests for RUAG Space USA, providing feedback and coaching to all functions.
  • Performs or manages modifications and reworks to existing tooling to continuously improve the tooling and product quality that is output.
  • Operate as the RUAG Space USA expert for Jigs & Tools providing specific support to projects during project review, NRB’s, or Kaizen events.
  • Manage the RUAG Space USA Jig & Tool control plan from design to operational acceptance, ensuring documentation and traceability are easily obtainable and clear to all stakeholders. Identify Critical to Quality features for planned maintenance activities and ensure integration into the TPM system.


Requirements/Skill Set:

  • Extensive (10+) years’ experience preferably in a large, complex manufacturing industry
  • Strong understanding of Geometrical Dimensions & Tolerances (GD&T)
  • Skilled to take responsibility in complex project environment
  • Experience with CATIA or similar CAD software


  • Experience with fabricating fixturing and manufacturing machined parts to specification
  • Master or bachelor’s degree in technical studies, preferably in mechanical or process engineering
  • CATIA v6 experience
  • Space or Aerospace experience


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

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Trinity, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Production

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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