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Production Engineer

RUAG Space is part of the international RUAG group which is active in the fields of Aerospace and Defence and employs more than 9,000 employees worldwide. We are Europe's largest, independent supplier to the aerospace industry. In Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and in the USA we develop, produce and test subsystems and components for Space applications. Heritage, flexibility and outstanding reliability make RUAG Space the partner of choice for producers of satellites and the launch services industry all over the world.




  • Support continuous improvements in a variety of manufacturing processes.
  • Hands-on support of production technicians and production processes.
  • Support establishment of a lean organization on-site.
  • Establishment of standard work and line balancing to increase productivity.
  • Manage projects within the organization to support future state goals.
  • Define manufacturing jigs and tools, support procurement.
  • Simulate and plan production processes and capacities.
  • Work with international colleagues in Switzerland to evaluate, improve, and transfer current state processes to the US.
  • Assist in conforming Swiss processes to US norms and standards.
  • Define, establish, and track KPIs in serial production phase.
  • Support and define engineering processes.
  • Participates in change process and implements process and design changes.


Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering or similar discipline.
  • Must demonstrate previous hands on experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • Must demonstrate expertise in lean manufacturing principles.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of composite materials and processes.
  • Willingness to work in a hands-on environment.
  • Lean Six Sigma training is highly beneficial.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally for extended periods of time.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of quality and safety standards including OSHA standards, ISO 9001, and AS9100.
  • Highly flexible in regard to work content.
  • Knowledge of SAP or other Manufacturing Execution Systems.


Did we spark your interest in this exciting position? Then we look forward to receiving your online application at www.ruag.com/en/career/find-your-job


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.


Trinity, AL, US

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

RUAG is a globally acclaimed innovation leader with over 9000 employees. We are constantly setting the benchmark with outstanding products, services and one-stop-shop solutions. Whether on the ground, in the air or in space and for civil and military applications, we work both independently and together with international partners to drive forward technological advancements and help make the world a safer place.

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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