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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Agile Space

Agile Space

Durango, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024

Company & Mission:

Located in Durango, CO, (Headquarters) and Mount Pleasant, PA (Additive Manufacturing Center) Agile Space Industries, Inc. (AGILE) designs, builds, and tests in-space propulsion systems for satellites and spacecraft. AGILE uses state of the art 3D metal alloy printing techniques to rapidly design, manufacture, and test new engine designs in our purpose-built propulsion test facility. With over a decade of experience testing rocket engines, and engineers who have worked at industry leaders like Blue Origin, SpaceX, NASA, and Rocketdyne, AGILE is a rapidly growing company with many exciting Defense, Civil and Commercial programs.

AGILE is seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer who is responsible for performing on highly complex functions in the design, fabrication, modification and/or evaluation of manufacturing operations in various product lifecycle stages; plan, conduct, and review project progress and evaluate results including on time and on budget; ability to manage a technical group independently.


    • Lead and oversee the development, implementation, and optimization of manufacturing processes for aerospace components, ensuring adherence to strict quality standards and regulatory requirements.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including design engineering, operations, and quality assurance to translate design specifications into manufacturable products.
    • Conduct feasibility studies, process capability assessments, and risk analyses to identify opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction.
    • Develop and maintain manufacturing documentation including process instructions, standard operating procedures, and work instructions.
    • Utilize statistical analysis and data-driven methodologies to monitor and analyze manufacturing performance, identify trends, and implement corrective actions as needed.
    • Lead root cause analysis and corrective action efforts for manufacturing-related issues, driving sustainable solutions to prevent recurrence.
    • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers and technicians, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development.
    • Stay abreast of industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices in aerospace manufacturing, and apply this knowledge to enhance our manufacturing capabilities.
    • Support new product introductions and product transfers by providing expertise in manufacturing process development, validation, and scale-up.
    • Champion initiatives related to automation, robotics, and advanced manufacturing technologies to improve productivity, flexibility, and efficiency in manufacturing operations.


    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field. Master's degree preferred. Work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
    • 10 years of experience in manufacturing, with a proven track record of leading manufacturing process development and improvement initiatives.
    • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, and industry standards (e.g., AS9100, ISO9001).
    • Proficiency in CAD/CAM software (e.g., SolidWorks, CATIA) and familiarity with ERP/MRP systems.

Location: Durango, CO

Location: On-site only

Relocation: Negotiable

Salary range: $92,000 - $136,000

Eligibility for bonuses and company equity depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or temporary status. Contact HR for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Closing Date: April 1, 2024

What You'll Love About Us:

100% of monthly premiums paid by employer for Medical, Dental and Vision for you and your dependents.

Paid Holidays, Paid Flexible Time Off, Sabbatical Leave, Company Sponsored Life and AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Maternity/Parental/Adoption Leave

401K contributions match at 4% of your salary

Employee referral program

Learning & Development - allowing employees to explore development opportunities such as peer learning, trainings, certifications, tuition reimbursement,

Company get-together and team outings and best of all, working with amazing humans!

We are committed to creating a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, region, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and underrepresented minorities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Agile, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Reasonable Accommodation

At AGILE, our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request to hr@agilespaceindustries.com.

The salary ranges provided in this job posting are indicative and may be adjusted for individual candidates commensurate with experience or technical capabilities. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee's salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

AGILE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

  • Please note that if the position is covered by federal international trade regulations, it is a requirement of the position that the individual be eligible to obtain any required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.