Kratos Space is a leader in assured aerospace communication solutions and services. We are cutting-edge innovators and creative problem solvers working collaboratively to solve our customers’ toughest challenges. Kratos is valued for our ability to design and deliver leading edge, resilient solutions for aerospace communication, control, awareness and mission success across a continuum of offerings—from commercial to tailored custom solutions and integrated programs. We bring both the capability and confidence that our customers value and depend on.
At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with fiscal and operational discipline. We work hard, we solve hard problems, and we look out for and take care of our customers, each other and our families. Protecting and enabling our customer’s communication systems through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us.
We look forward to working with open, honest, caring and passionate individuals that want to bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills to help us continue to build a great company.
As a Manufacturing Product Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to maintain smooth and high-quality manufacturing output for the Products under your responsibility. As a key member of the New Product Introduction (NPI) Team, you will engage deeply with the Product Development team from the onset of the Product Lifecycle, and throughout the NPI process. Once the Product is stable in Production, you will assume responsibility for understanding and correcting downstream challenges with the Product. You will use your knowledge of radio communications systems, RF/mixed signal board design, an extensive array of test equipment and test results, manufacturing processes throughout the supply chain, and root cause determination to understand and eliminate reductions to manufacturing throughput or quality, throughout the life of the Product.
You will be tasked to learn the Product design and operation at a deep level through your participation in the NPI. Starting with architecture and design reviews, continuing through prototype turn-on, testing and characterization, and culminating in approval for First Customer Shipments and Production Stability, you will gain expert knowledge of your Products. You will then be tasked with using your skills, expertise, and Product knowledge to understand and correct manufacturing challenges during the shipping life of the Product. Given that these challenges can come from supplier quality issues, part obsolescence, software/firmware/test-code changes, engineering change orders, process changes, etc., you will be tasked with collaborating with suppliers, Product Development, Production Test, Quality, Customer Support and a variety of other partners along the way.