Bigelow Aerospace | General Manager – Air Barrier

General Manager – Air Barrier


Responsibilities and Qualifications

  • Oversee employees in a production and manufacturing environment supporting the B330 spacecraft hull structure
  • Direct daily production activities and maintaining schedule to meet critical deadlines
  • Strive to reduce expenses and increase productivity
  • Set and monitor product quality standards
  • Ensure operations in accordance with company’s manufacturing system
  • Train and work with employees for continuous improvement in efficiency
  • Reconfigure staffing as necessary to maximize productivity
  • Schedule multiple projects/production jobs while maintaining the highest quality standards
  • Minimum 10 years experience plus 5 years supervisor experience in similar field such as balloon manufacturing, watercraft air bags, marine fuel bladders, light weight fuel cell bladders, collapsible and portable secondary large volume containment systems or space rated materials
  • Previous experience in heat-sealable flexible barrier materials is a plus
  • Prior knowledge in production or manufacturing of the following materials such as Kevlar, Vectran, beta cloth, Mylar, canvas, and carbon fiber
  • Solid math skills, ability to work independently and leadership qualities are a must
  • Must be able to read engineering drawings and blueprints plus have complete understanding of softgoods or textile production tolerances
  • Operational knowledge of automated flat cutting table systems with CADD software
  • Associate’s Degree in business or engineering or a related field
  • Previous military fabrication knowledge in the parachute or canvas field of production is a plus
  • AS9100 experience or knowledge preferred

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Company Overview

Bigelow Aerospace was founded in 1999. Our headquarters are located in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

Our mission is to provide affordable destinations serving many diverse uses and customers, whether those destinations are located in low Earth orbit, deep space or on a foreign body.

In 2006 and 2007, we successfully launched and deployed Genesis I and II. On April 8, 2016 we launched the BEAM, Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, on contract with NASA to the International Space Station. The BEAM is a technology demonstrator to promote the viability of expandable habitat technology.

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