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Sr. Engineer - Manufacturing Test

Terran Orbital Corporation

Terran Orbital Corporation

Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024


Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, a leader in innovation, manufacturing, and operations in the satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast-growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.
Terran Orbital Corporation is seeking an experienced Senior Manufacturing Test Engineer to join our growing team. You will play a crucial part in executing rewarding work to verify our satellite bus modules for flight. Your primary focus will be manufacturing test. Working hands-on to continue to realize our best-in-industry medium-volume high-technology production line, you will be a driving force behind our space vehicle deliveries!
With a keen eye for detail and solid understanding of Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Test, and Test Environments, you will engage at the front line supporting factory manufacturing testing. Your expertise will be invaluable in developing robust and repeatable test solutions and ensuring seamless integration of them into our manufacturing processes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
    • Mentor a team of Manufacturing Test Engineers to define and support the ongoing growth of production verification in a fast-paced, medium-volume aerospace environment
    • Help define and maintain the processes and procedures required to stay ahead of manufacturing needs
    • Work alongside Engineering Teams to Define Test Requirements (TRDs) for a subset of Satellite Modules
    • Support Engineering Teams to:
      • Provide dFMEAs guidance based on circuit schematic and layout reviews
      • Provide DFT (Design For Test) guidance
      • Support engineering and qualification testing, as needed
    • Create and maintain test plans and procedures for manufacturing test
    • Create and maintain pFMEAs
    • Support Test System Engineering to:
      • Define, develop and verify test equipment that satisfies the requirements you define
      • Execute test equipment design reviews
    • Support Production to:
      • Implement and maintain acceptance testing in the manufacturing environment, including owning test readiness reviews (TRRs)
      • Be the first point-of-contact for module non-conformances as a highly-capable EE
      • Escalate NCs to Engineering, as required, and work alongside them to drive issues to closure
    • Collaborate with peers and management to identify opportunities for process improvements
    • Communicate progress, challenges, and opportunities to engineering and leadership clearly and effectively
    • Support debugging and troubleshooting on-site and remotely during off hours as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent STEM degree
  • 5+ years of experience as an electrical engineer or electronics test engineer in a production-support environment
  • Experience with Altium 24, or equivalent
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail and commitment to delivering high-quality automated solutions
  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 401(k) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
Salary Range $100,000-$160,000
Your actual level and base salary will be determined case-by-case and may vary based on the job-related qualification, knowledge, skills, education, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity for each employee, 100% covered medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) match, unlimited flex time off, covered life insurance, maternity and paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, employee referrals, and lots of swag!
About Terran Orbital
Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellite products primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and on-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at
Physical Demands
An employee must meet the physical demands described to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. In performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to sit or stand for long durations of time, in addition to bending, reaching, and walking. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. This position is generally sedentary, with substantial computer usage.
Work Environment
The job operates in a professional office environment but in a manufacturing company. This job routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and scanners.
To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the 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. In addition, please note that this position may require a current United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.
Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.
If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].