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Manufacturing Engineer

Frontier Aerospace

Frontier Aerospace

newbury park, ilford ig2, uk · California, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

About Frontier Aerospace Corporation

Frontier Aerospace Corporation conceptualizes, designs, proves, and additively manufactures in-space and launch system rocket propulsion thrusters. From concept ideation to product development to qualification testing to customer delivery, we have a proven philosophy and the in-house resources necessary to design, build, test, and deliver reliable, high-performance liquid propellant thrusters for our nation's critical in-space, commercial, civilian, and defense applications. Whether they are used for attitude control, orbit transfer, lunar and exo-moon landing, deep-space missions, or high-thrust divert systems, Frontier's thrusters meet the most demanding requirements.

Our customers are hungry for a propulsion supplier who can reliably meet their requirements and who is responsive to their needs. Frontier’s mission is to do just that, by advancing breakthrough propulsion technologies and providing industry-leading customer responsiveness. Ultimately, it’s our fantastic team of dedicated professionals and hard-working tradespeople who make this a reality. As a small, but rapidly growing company, there are many opportunities for our team members to grow and take on new and exciting responsibilities – to be more than just another worker. Come make a difference and share in our success!

Manufacturing Engineer

Come join our growing team where you will get to make a difference daily by continuing to help build our reputation for quality, responsiveness, and the ability to handle complex products. To grow our team, we are seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to support the Company's new and ongoing production activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for turning design product specifications into detailed plans, manufacturing bills of material, and procedures, along with oversight of the manufacturing process and interfacing with suppliers. This is an in office position will be in Simi Valley, CA and will move to Newbury Park, CA by the end of the year.


  • Plans and designs manufacturing processes for a production facility.
  • Analyzes assembly, fabrication, machining, and other processes.
  • Maximizes efficiency by optimization of layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization.
  • Determines the parts, equipment, tools, and processes needed in order to achieve manufacturing goals according to product specifications.
  • Assists in providing producibility information for inclusion in project plans and helps document producibility best practices.
  • Create Work Instructions, define processes and procedures, coordinate tooling, interface with customer on manufacturing related product build issues and actions.
  • May conduct time and cost analysis of processes.
  • Oversight of plan execution by teams of technicians.
  • Redlining active travelers to incorporate changes and deviations.
  • Closely work with both design and quality engineering to meet product specifications.
  • Work closely with outside component and process suppliers.
  • Generate as-built reports for technical data package delivery.

Relevant Experience and Requirements:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in aerospace, manufacturing or mechanical engineering.
  • Requires 4 to 7 years of related experience, preferably in the Aerospace industry.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) products.
  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance.
  • Experience in all elements of manufacturing from design development, re-engineering, to assembly/integration and test.
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process logic.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience establishing manufacturing build plans.
  • Experience with PTC Windchill PLM and First Resonance ION Factory OS.

Employment Criteria:

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.

Employment Statement:

The responsibilities described on this document are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee. The scope of the job may also change as necessitated by business demands.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Frontier Aerospace participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more about the E-Verify program.

Pay: Salary $90,000 to $115,000 DOE

Employment Type and Exempt Status: Full-time / Exempt

Benefits: 12 company paid holidays

Vacation days and Sick days

401(k) w/company matching


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