Manufacturing Engineer (all levels)

Los Angeles /
Manufacturing – Manufacturing Operations /
Full Time
Hadrian - Manufacturing the Future

Hadrian builds autonomous, software-defined precision component factories that help our customers make rockets, satellites, jets & eVTOLs 2x faster and cheaper.

Getting precision components on time, quickly is the #1 problem for customers in the space, medical devices, fusion, semiconductor, defense & carbon removal industries - in total, a $60B market in the US alone. 

Join our growing team to build the factory of the future and lay the groundwork for a Spacefaring, post-scarcity, carbon neutral world. Our tech already makes us >50% more efficient than legacy competitors and we need you to help us build, automate and launch Factory v1.

We've raised >$100m to achieve this vision, with multiple rounds from Lux Capital, A16Z, Founders Fund, Construct Capital, Caffeinated Capital and more.

Straight to the point:
We’re looking for manufacturing engineers to join our factory operations team.  Manufacturing engineers at Hadrian partner with our customers to understand their application and work to evaluate manufacturability with the end use in mind.  Following order acceptance, our engineers work with the programming, operations, quality, supply chain, and customer teams to shepherd new builds through the manufacturing process, driving end to end ownership across the value chain.  Additionally manufacturing engineers will be responsible for implementing broad process controls and capability enhancements across the factory.
About the Factory team and this role:
Hadrian's automation ensures that we reduce programming time by 90% and machine cycle time by 60%. This is a core cost and lead time driver for Space / Defense manufacturing. Our automation team builds workflows, algorithms and automation components on top of our core CAM platform.
We are extending that automation to the shop floor, optimizing and connecting disparate elements of the business with our software. You'll work with teams across the entire organization to help make our customer and manufacturing processes faster, better, and more reliable.
Factory #1 and Factory #2 are in LA, and this is a full time in person role. 

In this role you will:

    • work with customers to make their products more manufacturable without sacrificing design intent
    • review prints and provide customers feedback on GD&T, Manufacturability, Inspectability, and Tooling
    • work with Hadrian's software engineers to automate print reviews and DFM reviews
    • identify and execute capability enhancements across the factory
    • act as the conduit across the Hadrian technical and manufacturing teams to drive NPI orders across the finish line – help problem solve and identify actions to triage issues across the way
    • stand up production rate-based cells for higher volume repeat orders
    • investigate nonconformance trends, drive root cause and implement corrective actions to eliminate repeat product or feature specific risks
    • work directly with the automation team to implement controls and improve quality service levels

Basic requirements, skills, and experience:

    • deep problem-solving skills developed in a manufacturing environment
    • have experience working in a Machining environment in a technical function
    • have A++ work ethic and are an incredible team player ("not my job" is not part of your vocabulary)
    • experience using data to pinpoint failure modes and prioritize corrective actions
    • are able to interpret GD&T and blueprint requirements to help identify capability gaps and inspection technologies
    • are passionate about manufacturing, space, defense and the Hadrian mission

Preferred skills + experience (you don't have to possess these to be a great fit):

    • have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an engineering discipline
    • 3+ years operating in a manufacturing environment
    • can code or can use sql or have worked with software engineers before
    • experience with post processing (metal finishing) or assembly operations
    • experience driving projects in a high rate production environment
    • have led large cross-functional technical projects
    • have led large cross-functional technical projects
    • experience training others in complex tasks 


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