Decatur, Alabama

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Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

ManTech’s Air Force and Space Division is recruiting highly talented candidates to support a contract that provides “cradle to grave” support to the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate’s – National Security Space Launch (NSSL).

We assist the Air Force by supporting a multitude of areas, including Systems Engineering & Integration, Acquisition & Program Management Support, Mission Integration Management, System Safety & Environmental Engineering, Systems Security & Information Assurance, Launch Schedule and Risk Management, Certification of New Entrant Launch Vehicles.  

ManTech is actively seeking a motivated, customer-oriented Manufacturing Engineer to join our team in the Decatur, AL area.

General Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • ManTech’s Air Force and Space Division is seeking a motivated, customer-oriented Manufacturing Engineer to support new entrant certification of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan launch vehicle system.  The position supports the Space and Missile Systems Center Launch Enterprise Directorate (SMC/LEA) and will be located at ULA’s factory in Decatur, AL.

    General Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with launch vehicle provider to schedule and track audits to be performed during rocket certification activities. 

  • Develop, conduct, and assess results of audits of flight critical item manufacture and processes per applicable military and industry/commercial manufacturing standards such as AS9100, AS6500.

  • Create audit plans and checklists, and conduct hardware floor audits to verify documented processes are being followed. 

  • Interface with customer, design engineers, project manager, and production personnel. 

  • Compile and present weekly status charts to AF leadership.

  • Examine product design and its implementation to Quality processes assessing/evaluating the Quality/Manufacturing baseline for qualification, capability, process control. 

  • Assess documentation for proper configuration management and change control. 

  • Assess/ evaluate conformance to standards, specifications, drawings, procedures, work instructions, other contractual requirements and the traceability to the functional and physical characteristics of configuration items. 

  • Review process changes to determine impact to Quality and process stability. 

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Aerospace Engineering and/or related field.
  • 10 years of experience involving producibility or manufacture of complex products; application of modern quality principles and methods including: quality management system standards, product and process controls, measurement and test, audits, statistical applications, corrective and preventive actions, and lean manufacturing. 
  • Experience with the manufacture and/or quality processes for spacecraft or launch vehicle systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office tools such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel up to 25% time.
  • US Citizenship required.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Secret clearance.

For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

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Decatur, Alabama

ManTech was founded in 1968 to provide advanced technological services to the United States government. We began with a single contract with the U.S. Navy to develop war-gaming models for the submarine community. Over the years, our government's technology needs have increased dramatically in scope and sophistication, and we have grown to meet that challenge.


For more than 4 decades, we kept a careful eye on where emerging technologies were taking the government, and we developed the resources to master those technologies—by staying close to our customers and anticipating their needs, hiring talented professionals to propel us into the future, and acquiring companies with proven capabilities.


Today, we are a multi-billion-dollar public company that provides the innovation, adaptability, and critical thinking our government needs for success in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, science, administration, health, and other fields—throughout the nation and in many countries throughout the world. We are now applying the lessons learned in the unforgiving arena of national security to help the private sector protect networks and critical information.

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