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Process Planner



Software Engineering
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Vast is looking for a Process Planner to join our growing team!


  • Aid the Manufacturing team by generating technical specifications and operational guidelines for mechanical hardware incorporation, machining, fabrication, and additive manufacturing
  • Decipher manufacturing/assembly sketches and process specifications to produce precise technician-level operating guidelines that fully satisfy design prerequisites
  • Create, modify, and uphold visually-oriented, user-friendly instructions and process papers to fabricate and evaluate flight hardware and ground support equipment
  • Incorporate corrections/changes from engineers into existing technical specifications, test processes, and technician-level operating guidelines
  • Enhance the order of operations and assembly sequence to amplify build productivity and diminish the chance of technician mistakes
  • Transform existing specification documents into uniform templates and perform formatting reorganizations in Microsoft Word
  • Collaborate with engineering, domain experts, and shop floor staff to ensure that operating guidelines are correct and comprehensible
  • Function as domain expert on confidential enterprise software systems and supervise initiatives to enhance feature sets and workflows to benefit the Manufacturing team

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • 2+ years of experience with manufacturing processes
  • 1+ years of experience using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)
  • 1+ years utilizing Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Proficient in transforming engineering instructions and data into actionable work orders intended for diverse audiences and skill levels
  • At least 2 years of expertise in production planning or technical writing within the automotive or aerospace sector
  • Proficiency in utilizing 2D and 3D visuals and both pixel-based and vector-based image-editing programs
  • Familiarity with fluids system and wire harness blueprints, processes, and comprehension of technical diagrams
  • Strong drive to finish and enhance tedious responsibilities that demand proficiency and meticulousness
  • Expertise in HTML, CSS, SQL, and JavaScript programming languages
  • Proficient in utilizing Microsoft Macro and VBA coding techniques
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.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.