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Launch Vehicle Manufacturing Engineer - AgniKul Cosmos

Date Posted:Jun 20, 2021

Job Detail

  • Location:
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time
  • Career Level:
  • Experience:
    2 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Jul 07, 2021

Job Description

About the job

If you think design for fabrication is the only form of design, this is for you.

If you like conceiving fixtures to assemble your thoughts about design, this is for you.

If you think the the previous sentence is too abstract, this is for you.

If you love giving life to paper drawings, this is certainly for you.




We build products that fly. We are looking for an engineer who understands how to realize hardware that flys.


  • Lead all conventional manufacturing initiatives at Agnikul starting from design for manufacturing to qualifying manufacturing processes
  • Optimize standards for manufacturing for lest cost, least lead time and lowest mass of material usage
  • Spearhead manufacturing at all levels of realization - starting from prototype realization to flightworthy hardware realization
  • Plans CNC & other machining techniques by studying & creating work orders, engineering plans, material specifications, drawings, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters;
  • Innovate on resolving real world manufacturing issues, dealing with solutions for nonconforming parts
  • Coordinate with the design team on conceiving and creating root cause analysis for failure points in manufacturing
  • Implement a maintainable and lasting system of reasonable and powerful requirements
  • Conceive the concepts and designs of tooling for new and existing products to facilitate rapid production
  • Formulate standard repair processes and procedures, including examination and review of requirement documents
  • Implement standard practices, tips for troubleshooting and debugging manufacturing errata.
  • Manage the transition from development to production for flight quality hardware



  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • 2+ years on the floor of a manufacturing shop in a company in the manufacturing sector
  • 1+ years of experience leading assembly and manufacturing teams
  • Expertise in design for manufacturability and design for assembly, successfully taking products through development, testing, and production
  • Experience with welded assemblies and alloys used in the aerospace sector such as aluminum, titanium, stainless steels, Inconel, niobium
  • Must be able to work extended hours or weekends as needed



  • A thorough understanding and real world knowledge of manufacturing processes and part integration
  • Experience and skill to read, interpret, and follow mechanical drawings
  • Able to adapt to constant changing work assignments and fast paced work environment
  • Extraordinary attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to deliver against an aggressive schedule


What you could take away?

  • Your work will directly impact the company's (and the rocket's) trajectory
  • You will learn rocket science from some of the most senior and respected minds in ISRO
  • You will work on shaping space policy in India
  • You will dirty your hands in a global supply/chain optimization problem

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Company Overview

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

At AgniKul, we design, manufacture, test and launch orbital class rockets for micro and nano satellites. We currently work out of the National Center for Combustion R&D at IIT-Madras. Rocket scientists, engineers, ex-bankers and space lawyers are... Read More

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