Manufacturing Engineer- Systems at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Manufacturing Engineering

Anduril is a defense technology company, bringing Silicon Valley talent and funding to the defense sector. Our technology helps our customers solve their toughest challenges by enabling them to make better, more informed decisions in life-and-death situations. We’ve assembled a diverse team of experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion, optics, and data analysis that are creating software and hardware solutions to radically evolve the capabilities of the United States and our allies. If you are passionate about solving problems that have real impact, come join Anduril and build the future of defense.

Anduril’s Manufacturing team is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. The Manufacturing Team is responsible for rapidly iterating and building cutting-edge defense hardware, including static equipment, moving ground equipment, and flight vehicles. This responsibility includes everything in the manufacturing value-chain, including, but not limited to, Design for Manufacturability work, tool design & selection, process creation & optimization, vendor sourcing & interaction, quality planning, and work documentation associated with the hardware that the Manufacturing Engineer owns.

The right person for this role can demonstrate past holistic ownership on solving a technical challenge with a creative, physical, solution that they either personally manufacturing or oversaw manufacturing on, in a fast-paced, resource-limited environment. If you are someone who thrives in such an environment, then this role is for you.


  • Own a portion or all of the manufacturing value chain for a certain product or set of products including communicating with customers, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Review and interpret equipment specifications, interface control drawings, and performance data to extract requirements and develop verification procedures
  • Develop novel tooling solutions for integration and installation of government and contracted hardware
  • Develop process and test flows, breaking down large, complex assemblies into a logical part flow of subassemblies and sub-processes
  • Write documentation required for successfully manufacturing, integrating and testing hardware at scale, such as work instructions, quality plans, inspection requirements, etc.
  • Work with technicians and other engineers hands-on, building prototype hardware
  • Participate in Design for Manufacturability and Build Readiness reviews
  • Contribute to end-customer hardware mechanical or electrical design
  • Travel to suppliers to do initial sourcing work, solve ongoing production issues, and implement quality procedures
  • Build out standards and procedures to be shared across teams


  • Degree in a technical field such as engineering, math, or a hard science
  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant field, preferably manufacturing, testing engineering, or integration of electronic systems
  • Generalist jack of all trades manufacturing experience with expertise in at least one of the following areas: RF Electronics, Harnessing, Networking, Test Equipment, and/or Power Systems
  • Technical project management experience with planning, scheduling and tracking of resources and operations
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively deliver mechanical and/or electrical hardware in a resource-constrained environment
  • Demonstrated in-kind or direct team leadership skills, with backing examples
  • Personal experience physically manufacturing hardware via any means (machining, fabrication, soldering, assembly, etc.) Work on personal or extracurricular projects is a plus.
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. top secret security clearance


  • Experience with TEMPEST, EMI and EMC testing
  • Experience with Government Furnished Property
  • Exposure to Manufacturing Readiness Level assessments
  • Experience with MS Project or other scheduling tools applied to an Integrated Master Schedule
  • Software scripting experience in any language

As an employee at a growing startup you will be given broad leeway to solve problems with the resources needed to win!

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you are someone passionate to work on problems that matter, we’d love to hear from you!

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Manufacturing Engineer- Systems
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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