Structures Integration Manager

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain



About PLD:

Founded in 2011, PLD Space is a high-tech engineering, manufacturing and service-driven company, with deep track record and expertise in space launch technologies.

We are a trusted global championing industry leader disrupting the pathway to space access. We are on a mission to reach new heights by making space more accessible, supporting missions that will make us smarter, safer and wealthier.

Our purpose is to propel new futures, to enable progress from space and enrich peoples’ lives on Earth, by moving new economies, people and world forward.


Mission 

As a Structures Integration Manager, your main mission within the area will be to lead the department in charge of the assembly and the integration of the structures sub-system and generate all the documentation related with the process.


Responsibilities 

  • Development, implementation, and optimization of assembly procedures and technical approaches for the launch vehicle primary and secondary structures: assembly manuals, work orders, post-assembly inspections and reports... Continuous improvement of assembly processes (based on lessons learned) to bring products from prototype to high-volume production. 
  • Assembly of aerospace structures, rocket engines, fluid systems and others. Monitor/supervise assembly processes (drilling, mechanical, sealing…) of aerospace primary structure (mainly metallic and composite parts) and secondary structure (rigid pipes brackets, valves support, electrical and avionics equipment supports and harness fixations to structure). 
  • Technical support and problem-solving during assembly procedures. 
  • Coordination with dedicated departments for specific tooling needs and development requirements. 
  • Support organizing, assigning, and tracking work/deliverables for the assembly team. 
  • Reporting and working closely with Program management to meet deadlines and milestones, active participation in production control and implementation of improvement methods. 
  • Concurrence activities with our design engineers and supply chain department in evolving our designs to improve quality, reducing assembly timing and simplify operations in general. 
  • In charge of implementing processes in a rapidly evolving production environment. 
  • Collaboration with design and manufacturing of tooling and support equipment to facilitate hardware assembly. 
  • Attention to detail and establishment of a highly structured integration environment. 
  • Be able to envisage and forecast future needs and requirements from the refurbishment and maintenance point of view that may impact on the first assembly procedure concept. 
  • Quickly resolve non-conformances and work with the Quality team to implement root cause corrective actions. 
  • Implementation of quality assurance processes conforming to specifications and standards. 
  • Maintaining an operational safe, clean and well-organized integration environment.


Necessary Requirements

  • High level in both written and spoken English. 
  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, or analogous field. 
  • Proven +7-year experience with assembly and integration of complex and multi-disciplinary systems in aerospace, aviation, automotive or similar quality-oriented field. 
  • High hands-on project and assembly experience with structures, mechanical or/and high-pressure fluid systems. 
  • Experience with the following: assembly planning and process definition, documentation and reports creation, process tracking and quality control according to standards. Experience refining existing processes and measuring technical progress. 
  • Understanding of engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and assembly, including working knowledge of GD&T and design considerations. 
  • Familiar with 3D models environment and Drawings understanding. Experience with CAD and PLM System. 
  • Full proficiency in MS office tools expected. 
  • Experience with ERP systems, work order creation/management, and BOM structures. 
  • Ability to learn, lead others, and help others learn while maintaining high performance level. 
  • Team or Project leadership experience in an aerospace development environment or similar. 
  • Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Systematic Problem Solving, Value Stream Engagement, Requirements Management, and Project Management Best Practices. 
  • High level in both written and spoken English and Spanish. 


Desired Requirements 

  • Familiarity with some of the following: design for manufacturing, kaizen, lean manufacturing, six sigma and failure mode and effects analysis. Experience applying them. 
  • Experience with process development from R&D to high-volume manufacturing. 
  • Desired experience with orbital launch systems and or launch vehicles, or flight production projects or programs. 
  • Experience in full life-cycle development of aerospace systems. 
  • Experience with Siemens NX and Team Center desired. 


Benefits

Health & Wellness: We want you to be happy and healthy in body and mind.  We encourage you to have regular physiotherapy sessions at our facilities so that you can continue with your physical activities. We offer partial coverage of your medical scheme covering you, your spouse or partner, and your children. 

 

Boost your creativity: Focus. Energy. Yummy snacks. It takes a lot to be creative all day, but we’ve got you covered. Eat local, sustainable, delectable fare at our cafes, and plunder our pantries for fresh fruit and other goodies whenever you need a boost. 

 

Engineering by doing: We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 

 

Find balance: PLD Space offers 23 days of annual leave + 24 and 31 of December. We prioritize worklife balance with flexible schedules, empowering teams to manage their own hours. We work hard here, so we encourage taking breaks to recharge, ensuring a healthy work environment. 

 

Never stop learning: At PLD Space, education and professional development is a priority. We offer extensive learning opportunities, from conferences and webinars to higher education programs and technical certifications. We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 


Focus on your financial future: Flexible remuneration plan lets you allocate part of your salary to everyday expenses like lunch, nursery school or public transport, which are exempt from Personal Income Tax (IRPF) when paid through this system. 


Values

We have four critical beliefs that guide the way PLD Space is shaping the future of space launch technologies. 

  • Teamwork. 
  • Hard work. 
  • Dynamism. 
  • Commitment. 
  • Keep it simple. 

Become part of our movement, enabling you to make change happen in your career and, above all, your life.