Manufacturing Engineer (Sr.)

Torrance, CA/Remote
Added: March 20, 2024
About Epirus

Epirus is a high-growth technology company developing software-defined high-power microwave (HPM) systems with devastating counter-electronics effects on modern drone threats. The Epirus Leonidas HPM family of products, empowered by innovations in AI and microelectronics, is human-safe and cost-effective. Distinguishing itself from lasers, Leonidas excels against drone swarms while also bending the cost curve back in DoD's favor - taking drone defeat costs from millions of dollars per drone to pennies on the dollar.

Job Summary: This is an exciting role in a growing company. The ideal candidate for the position is someone who has experience in product development, manufacturing, electronics, and mechanical assembly. The role will lead the development of a manufacturing execution system (MES) including a focus on unique and novel manufacturing capabilities. In this role, you will work closely with an exceptional engineering team and support daily production activities. This person will be responsible for creating and implementing digital work instructions, and procedures used to standardize workflow that optimizes the production process.


  • Partner with electrical and mechanical engineering teams to assess design requirements and producibility. Think creatively to resolve and challenge conflicting requirements
  • Evaluate and implement software automation solutions for test stations, collaborating with test and systems teams
  • Lead in the structuring and evolution of the manufacturing execution system including the setup of manufacturing work center architecture and product flow for testing
  • Participate in the development of new factories and introduction of new product lines
  • Evaluate non-conformances realized in hardware testing and implement solutions with test and engineering organizations
  • Develop, demonstrate, and verify that innovative production processes are ready for production
  • Work in a fast-paced agile environment and adapt to evolving design and production challenges
  • Use facts and data to drive decisions on design and process changes that support program cost and delivery goals
  • Provide inputs to manufacturing plans and operation strategy
  • Participation in daily, and weekly production meetings and focus on resolving manufacturing defects and yield-related discrepancies
  • Interface with production technician, engineering team, and leadership daily
  • Develop training materials and mentor technicians on the assembly process
  • This role is available as Manufacturing Engineer and Senior Manufacturing Engineer**

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering, Software engineering, Systems Engineering or a related discipline
  • 2+ years of experience in manufacturing or process engineering
  • Solidworks or 3D modeling design experience
  • Experience with Crane and Rigging best practices
  • Proficient in documenting detailed assembly instructions with 3D models, pictures, diagrams, and text
  • Knowledge of Environmental, Health, and Safety elements, especially related to RF testing
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Collaborative; capable of working across all levels of the organization

Preferred Skills And Experience

  • Hands-on experience developing software in a programming language such as Python
  • Experience with RF Products, Electromechanical assembly, and test
  • Industry 4.0 topics including Model-based Engineering, Automation, IoT, and Digital Thread
  • Aerospace/Defense experience and/or military experience
  • Knowledge of Production Systems and Lean Manufacturing elements
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerances
  • RF and Power Test
  • Understanding of how ERP/MES works in product development and production environments
  • Experience with ISO9001/AS9100 quality management systems elements

Itar Requirements

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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. Learn more about the ITAR here.

People are the most important part of Epirus – and always come first. We don’t believe in the word impossible and are always asking “why not” as work to usher in a new paradigm of power efficiency. Our fast-growing team is agile, creative, and innovative. We support a culture of constant learning and a sense of belonging among our team members and know that mentorship matters. We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond. To deliver on our mission, we are always looking for problem solvers, changemakers and innovators to join our fast-growing team.

As required by the Equal Pay Transparency Act, Epirus provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location.

For the state of California only, the range of starting pay for this role is:

$111,200—$137,700 USD