Launch Engineer Job Description

Launch Engineer Job Description

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Launch engineer provides manufacturing engineering support to product and process investigations and delivers reports that include the use of Root Cause Analysis tools and Preventative and Corrective action tools and techniques.

Launch Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Must be available to travel locally and globally as required to support process development, customer/supplier support
Coordinates mission requirements with the mission leads
Track and verify launch base mission requirements
Perform requirements analysis and trade studies to determine if SV mission requirements can be met by baseline launch base capabilities
Coordinate/manage new requirements and implementation during mission processing
Manages the integrated schedule development process coordinating with partner organizations for inputs
Monitor and ensure all SV processing facilities and associated support services are provided and all mission required modifications are ready and in- place to support identified program milestones
Contributes to mission lessons learned
Provide engineering expertise in the areas of test and integration of avionics hardware in support of our launch vehicles and spacecraft
Collaborate with teams company-wide to coordinate systems verifications, risk assessment, and final launch configurations

Launch Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Launch Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NASA, SE, USAF, SMC, AS9100, NAVFAC, INCOSE, ASE, NRO, ASQ

Education for Launch Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the launch engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Technical, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial, Physics, Industrial Engineering

Skills for Launch Engineer

Desired skills for launch engineer include:

Engineering Changes and documentation control
Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics
Core tools
Customer EOM specific requirements
Engineering standards and best practices
Product launch
Root cause/corrective action process

Desired experience for launch engineer includes:

Lead and participate in Die design reviews with suppliers, internal or external, for purpose of developing a robust product and manufacturing process with internal and external resources
Responsible for all aspects of Die procurement and development including supplier evaluations, order placement, pre-production tool development, and low volume production development
General supervision
Must have or be able to obtain a valid passport as work often can be global in nature
10 plus years of documented stamping die manufacturing and development experience
Proficiency in die, tool, and fixture design using CAD (Pro-E/CREO preferred) required

Launch Engineer Examples


Launch Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of launch engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for launch engineer
  • Resolve issues and creatively solve problems that arise
  • Strategize integration campaigns and streamline launch site processing operations
  • Launch, recovery and refurbishment operations support
  • Data review, anomaly investigation and resolution
  • Develop and execute procedures for the checkout and integration of flight hardware, customer spacecraft and ground support equipment
  • Interact with a variety of departments across the company and touch aspects of the rocket
  • Design remotely operated motion systems for large, multi-axis mechanical fixtures
  • Program automated control logic to operate electrical, mechanical, and fluid systems
  • Create electrical schematics for build and troubleshooting
  • Quantitatively analyze the performance of existing electro-mechanical control systems to identify designs that fall short of meeting company goals
Qualifications for launch engineer
  • Must be a self-starter and have strong team supportive behaviour that works well in a fast paced and dynamic work environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Quality, Engineering, or Science related field with 5-7 years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of statistical concepts, design of experiments and problem solving methodology is required
  • Proficient in use of a computer and common office software
  • Good mechanical/technical skills and ability to read engineering drawings are desirable
  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial / Mechanical Engineering

Launch Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of launch engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for launch engineer
  • Identify new technologies, tools, or processes that can be used to increase the performance and efficiency of launch control systems
  • Responsible for Manufacturing Equipment Planning & Launch of new programs, with Industry 4.0 in mind
  • Provide technical guidance and training to the manufacturing team
  • Keep abreast of latest developments in gear manufacturing field
  • Develop and apply Best Practice process as Standard processes
  • Develop a close working relationship between all functions
  • Apply Lean Principles
  • Comply with DES
  • Responsible for the fluid systems that will be used to launch the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets from Vandenberg Air Force Base
  • Spearhead development automation within launch operations for streamlining future launches
Qualifications for launch engineer
  • Working knowledge of launch vehicles including the Atlas and Delta launch vehicle programs, familiarity with emerging launch systems
  • A knowledge of launch base capabilities and processes
  • Must communicate effectively with management employees at all levels
  • Hands on design, build, test, and/or fault analysis experience with launch system or satellite propulsion systems and/or subsystems required
  • Participation in current or recent propulsion system engineering design, development, integration, test, or flight activities highly desired
  • Ability to effectively engage both industry stakeholders, Government staff, and technical panels to perform monitoring and assessment responsibilities in support of mission critical pre-flight risk assessments

Launch Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of launch engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for launch engineer
  • Job duties include formulating, directing, interpreting, and applying test planning and test philosophy and policy for the Launch Systems Team to ensure technical validity, efficiency, safety and credibility in test and evaluation of the ICBM system and subsystems
  • Assesses launch systems progress and trends of testing, identifies problems and areas of concern
  • Conducts periodic reviews of launch systems test results and test plan status, holding periodic meetings with support organizations and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)
  • Serves as the primary launch systems Test Team participant in the development of overall plans such as the Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP), System Test Plan (STP), Developmental Test (DT) Report, recommendation for IOT&E readiness, and other technical documents
  • Participates as an Electrical Engineer team member in cross-functional teams assigned to startup new equipment and to develop changes to existing equipment as required
  • Acts as manufacturing engineering lead in smaller projects that improves the battery assembly process capability
  • Prepares and presents project progress reports with team members and plant personnel
  • Collaborates with Safety, Environmental, and Quality Assurance Dept
  • Interactions with plant manufacturing employees, plant maintenance employees and plant leadership in understanding the plant focus and the barriers to production performance
  • Track Supplier Off Definitive Tooling and Production Part Approval Process approval, underresponsibility of Supplier Quality& Development Engineers
Qualifications for launch engineer
  • BS in Engineering, Science, Math, Ops Research or Related Field
  • 2 yrs experience supporting Intelligence Community (IC)
  • Thorough understanding of IC satellite vehicle launch interface requirements
  • Working knowledge of acquisition lifecycle requirements
  • Program management experience and a working knowledge of OSL/AF budgeting and financial processes
  • Experience in OSL , SMC, or NASA

Launch Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a launch engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for launch engineer
  • Ability to effectively provide guidance to more junior level LSEs
  • Interface with SMC/LR Program Office to assist in defining new client/customer launch vehicle requirements or changes to existing client/customer requirements
  • Provides support to the launch vehicle acquisition process to include booster procurement, mission integration, and launch capability activities for client/customer missions (fact-finding, technical evaluations, negotiations)
  • Develop requirements letters and provide briefing to OSL leadership in support of the OSL Requirements Review Board & Resource Control Board processes
  • Support budget allocation and execution planning activities
  • Facilitate strategic planning activities and draft acquisition documents in support of the impending New Contract Acquisition Strategy Council (ASC) and Contract Review Panel (CRP)
  • Consolidate reports about NPI components readiness for EU turbochargers’ new launches
  • Check accuracy of the run reports about NPI with different accountable functions
  • Track availability and results of specific audits' reports and provide clear consolidated data
  • Create, revise, and maintain planning documents to produce launch GSE parts and assemblies which conform to design configuration and specifications
Qualifications for launch engineer
  • Experience reviewing supplier drawings, die layouts, and designs
  • Master’s in Engineering, Science, Math or Ops Research
  • Function as SETA support to OSL’s Launch Acquisition Division (LAD) Branch Chief and COTRs
  • Act as advisor to LAD COTRs for issues involving portfolio management for complex launch systems and processes
  • Provide recommendations and/or products that reflect best path for OSL based on previous space systems experience
  • Draft requirements definition, scope of work, verification and validation requirements, life cycle cost, acquisition cost estimates, schedule, and source selection documentation

Launch Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a launch engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for launch engineer
  • Validate and ensure latest configurations are effectively maintained throughout the manufacturing cycle
  • Interact with Numeric Control (N/C) programmers, shop personnel and outside suppliers to ensure work instructions are accurate and comprehensible
  • Review RFP’s and create planning documents
  • Request raw materials and hardware from purchasing directly from blueprints as applicable
  • Release projects for manufacturing and verify all information is provided to complete the project(s)
  • Coordinate with manufacturing team, internally and externally, for changes on manufacturing sequences and update planning accordingly
  • Process the necessary documentation to complete job assignments and resolve discrepancies in order to expedite the flow of materials and fabrication
  • Communicate status to end user/requestor on regular basis and as requested, notify requestor if deadlines will not be met
  • Work project priorities based on launch master schedule, be aggressive and creative to meet and exceed need dates
  • Represent Exterior and Mechanisms as support during build phases
Qualifications for launch engineer
  • Lead Division in execution of contractor Award Fee and portfolio management reviews
  • Augment acquisition team as necessary in performance of technical evaluations, ensuring mission technical and funding requirements are correctly identified in acquisition documentation, and support to Integrated Baseline Reviews
  • Perform special studies, accomplish Division taskers, coordinate with COTRs and Subject Matter Experts external to Division
  • Working knowledge of launch vehicle production processes and practices, launch site preparations flow and day-of-launch procedures
  • Working knowledge of satellite vehicle launch interface requirements
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Industrial Technology

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