Employment Opportunity: Industrialization US Lead – OneWeb Satellites

oneweb logoOneWeb Satellites is OneWeb’s industrial partner for the design and manufacturing of its fleet of micro-satellites. This initial production of 900 satellites, each weighing less than 150 kilograms, is planned for launch into low Earth orbit beginning in 2018 to deliver affordable Internet access globally. OneWeb Satellites is in a unique position that can have a significant impact in the space industry by:

• Pioneering new value creation in space.
• Developing solutions “of the World for the World.”
• Investing in core capabilities to secure a competitive advantage in production spacecraft manufacturing,
• Fostering a collaborative team environment rewarding creative solutions to hard problems.

MISSION
• As part of the industrial team you contribute to the industrialization set-up/strategy of the company.
• In close relation with production and procurement you are mastering the production schedules for our plants in Florida and Toulouse, taking Supply Chain capacity/support into consideration.
• You coordinate the production transfer from France (prototype and pre series manufacturing site) to Florida (serial production site).
• This position is based in Florida, Cape Canaveral area.

RESPONSIBILITIES
During the design phase:
• Ensure consistency of the company’s end-to-end extended flows with our production and procurement entities.
• Contribute to the setup of a centralized information system to steer and control the end-to-end supply chain during the manufacturing and deployment.
• Secure in house ramp-up by using prototype manufacturing lessons learned while managing the production transfer from the Toulouse plant to the Cape Canaveral plant.

During the production phase:
• Coordinate the end-to-end supply chain in a consistent synthesis of suppliers’ capacity, quality and configuration control and in-house production capacity to meet customer demand and launch calendar.
• Define and control performance of the end-to-end supply chain – from suppliers to in house production sites – taking contractual obligations into account.

As a whole, the Industrialization US Lead will have a strong advanced manufacturing and industrialization background, be experienced with building manufacturing operations from the ground up, be very hands-on and able to deep dive into all aspects of industrialization (including production planning and capacity checks) with a heavy emphasis on program and supply chain management. She/he will manage risk and drive interactions with the suppliers and must be a cohesive force amongst all manufacturing operation functions.

REPORTING
• To Industrialization Manager. PROFILE / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
• Master degree in industrial engineering or supply chain management preferred.
• At least 10 years’ experience in serial production industry, with knowledge of just in-time supply chain management and industrial development.
• French is a plus.
• Working in a fast and challenging dynamic environment where decision making is key.
• Manufacturing engineering experience in an aerospace or related manufacturing environment leading a major program. In depth knowledge of aerospace or related manufacturing processing,
• Experience of automated manufacturing methods preferred.
• Must be a US citizen and being able to get clearance in the future

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
• Willingness to work flexible hours.
• Willingness to travel (plan on being one week a month in Toulouse, France the first 12 months).

For more info. please contact Weida Tucker weida.tucker@cingeto.com

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