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Senior Production 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:

• 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.
• Define manufacturing working instructions for composite structures and optimize existing processes
• Establish 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.
• All other duties as necessary to achieve company goals


• B.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering or similar technical discipline; extensive, relevant experience will be considered in lieu of degree

• Must demonstrate previous hands on experience in a manufacturing setting. (8+ yrs)
• Demonstrates knowledge of quality and safety standards including OSHA standards, ISO 9001, and AS9100.
• Extensive experience in Microsoft Office required

Preferred skills:
• Previous experience with SAP
• Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma experience
• Previous composite, non-metallic, or carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) is preferred
• Ability to work autonomously or in a team, prioritize requirements, and work in a goals oriented manner;
• Ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 15%


RUAG Space USA must comply with federal vaccine mandates, therefore all employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation approved prior to starting work.


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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