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Adranos is seeking an Aerospace Manufacturing Technician to support its rocket motor research, development, and production efforts. 


Adranos designs, tests, and produces rocket motors utilizing ALITEC, the highest performing solid rocket fuel in the world. ALITEC dramatically increases the range and payload capacity of various launch systems, including missiles, hypersonics, space launch platforms, and various other systems utilizing solid propellant. 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Perform energetics research, development, and manufacturing processes, including but not limited to mixing, casting, machining, and other similar processes
  • Perform component assembly processes, including but not limited to assembling rockets, casings, nozzles, and other relevant parts
  • Perform research and development activities, including but not limiting test firing of rockets
  • Set up and maintain a variety of equipment
  • Assist with quality control
  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities based on the needs of the organization


Required Qualifications:


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Must be able to obtain a US Government security clearance
  • 3 years of experience in industrial manufacturing operations
  • Mechanical aptitude and experience repairing facilities and equipment
  • Proficient with computer applications


Other Valued Attributes:


  • Experience in the aerospace and defense industries 
  • Familiarity with mechanical and electrical systems 
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited organizational structure
  • Excellent interpersonal and time-management skills
  • Grace under pressure and good judgment in sensitive situations
  • Flexibility to prioritize and manage many tasks at once 
  • Willingness to assist with projects that drive company growth 
  • Talent to wear many hats at once and thrive in scenarios with stretch goals 
  • Desire to work within a small team and make a large impact on the aerospace and defense industries


Physical Requirements:


  • Must be able to wear a respirator for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work at a fast pace, medium to heavy duty assembly, technical environment
  • Fit enough to deal with regular stair climbing, frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, turning, and standing for extended periods
  • Capable of lifting at least 45 pounds and withstand frequent repetitive movement of hands with a variety of tooling


To Apply:

Adranos is seeking a Director of Manufacturing to lead rocket motor research, development, and manufacturing operations at its coastal Mississippi facility. 


Adranos designs, tests, and manufactures solid rocket motors for various launch systems, including missiles, commercial space platforms, and various others. Adranos is focused on implementing innovations to increase performance and reduce the cost of solid rocket motors.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Serve as the operational lead for all site activities, including but not limited to safety, materials testing, materials manufacturing, quality control, inventory management, personnel management, facilities and equipment maintenance, and all other site operations
  • Coordinate with the engineering department during design and specification requirements to ensure manufacturability and that quality attributes can be met
  • Manage inventory and coordinate with the supply chain department to ensure all required specifications are met and that supplies are procured in a timely manner
  • Lead teams performing energetics research, development, and manufacturing processes, including but not limited to mixing, casting, machining, and other similar processes
  • Lead teams performing component assembly processes, including but not limited to assembling rockets, casings, nozzles, and other relevant parts
  • Support engineering, research, and development activities, including but not limiting test firing of rockets
  • Perform hands-on research, development, and manufacturing tasks where necessary
  • Lead efforts to obtain and maintain ISO 9001/AS 9100 certifications
  • Provide oversight for the maintenance of equipment and facilities
  • Design and implement processes and procedures to accomplish company objectives
  • Training new personnel
  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities based on the needs of the organization


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business administration, or other related field
  • Must be able to obtain a US Government security clearance
  • 10 years of experience in aerospace and defense manufacturing operations
  • Proficient with computer applications
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams
  • Desire to work within a small team and make a large impact on the aerospace and defense industries


Other Valued Attributes:


  • 5 years of experience in energetics manufacturing operations
  • Experience working with 1.1 and/or 1.3 explosive materials
  • Experience with mixing and casting energetic material formulations
  • Experience manufacturing solid rocket motors for a major prime contractor
  • Working knowledge of propulsion fundamentals and/or gas dynamics


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to wear a respirator 
  • Ability to work at a fast pace, medium to heavy duty assembly, technical environment
  • Fit enough to deal with regular stair climbing, frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, turning, and standing for extended periods


To Apply:

Adranos is seeking an Engineering Intern – Electrochemistry & Corrosion to support its rocket fuel research, development, and production efforts. This position will support R&D activities in materials processing and characterization for advanced coatings and thin-film fabrication. 


Adranos is a company focused on energetic materials innovation, including the development of ALITEC, the highest-performing solid rocket fuel in the world. ALITEC dramatically increases the range and payload capacity of various launch systems, including missiles, hypersonics, space launch platforms, and various other systems utilizing solid propellant.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Conduct and analyze experiments relating to corrosion and electrochemistry
  • Write reports on findings
  • Assist other engineers and scientists with ongoing projects
  • Utilize various laboratory equipment for materials analysis
  • Perform various other tasks as needed by the organization


Required Qualifications:


  • Enrolled in a Bachelors degree program in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Anticipated graduation date on or after December 2022
  • Must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States
  • Excellent academic credentials (3.0 GPA and higher)


Other Qualifications:


  • Laboratory experience in electrochemistry
  • Laboratory experience in corrosion
  • Experience with thin film materials
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited organizational structure
  • Willingness to assist with projects that drive the company forward regardless of whether they are your responsibility or not
  • Ability to wear many hats at once and thrive in scenarios with stretch goals 
  • Desire to be a part of a growing company and make a large impact on the aerospace and defense industries


Job Details:


  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Compensation: Based on experience and qualifications
  • Work Schedule: Full-Time
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • End Date: TBD – Based on the start of the fall academic term


To Apply:

  • Email a resume and cover letter to contact@adranos.com
  • Please use the following email subject line: [Electrochemistry Intern] – Your Name

Adranos is seeking a Director of Safety and Quality to lead safety and quality control of rocket fuel and rocket motor research, development, and manufacturing operations. 


Adranos designs, tests, and manufactures solid rocket motors for various launch systems, including missiles, and commercial space platforms. Adranos is focused on implementing innovations to increase performance and reduce the cost of solid rocket motors.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • This individual will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and will have the ultimate responsibility for personnel safety and regulatory compliance as follows:

    • Supervise a team of scientists and engineering technicians in safe handling, data collection, and research related to activities involving the manufacturing of metal powders and propellants;
    • Establish, implement, and maintain a safety program throughout the organization;
    • Develop and conduct safety training programs for all staff;
    • Provide day-to-day oversight of project activities and ensure adherence to established safety protocols and related training.

  • This individual will also have the ultimate responsibility for product quality and related regulatory compliance as follows:

    • Validate quality product specifications and quality attributes; measure and document objective evidence; determine operational and performance qualifications; develop and update quality processes;
    • Provide guidance to engineering to best utilize quality processes and techniques and ensure customer requirements are met;
    • Prepare quality documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends including corrective actions, failed processes, recalls, return merchandise and re-validations;
    • Support manufacturing and quality project planning and scheduling to ensure consistent execution and delivery of products and services;
    • Champion ISO 9001/AS9100 certification and compliance.


  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years of relevant, hand-on experience in the propellants and/or munitions field, which demonstrates a thorough knowledge of military, commercial, and other types of energetic materials or a Master’s Degree with at least 2 years of experience
  • Expertise in the establishment and management of safety programs supporting propellants and other energetic materials and providing safety training and instruction


Other Valued Attributes:


  • 5 years of quality management experience in the aerospace and defense manufacturing environment
  • Certified in ASQ - QE


To Apply:

Adranos is a company that designs, tests, and produces solid rocket motors utilizing ALITEC, the highest performing solid rocket fuel in the world. ALITEC dramatically increases the range and payload capacity of various launch systems, including missiles, hypersonics, space launch platforms, and various other systems utilizing solid propellant.


Adranos is seeking a Senior Designer, Rocket Motor Hardware to support its rocket motor research, development, and production efforts. This position will join Adranos as a leading member of the R&D team, focusing on hardware design for next generation solid propulsion systems. 


The candidate most suited to this position would have experience designing rocket motor hardware (i.e., casings and nozzles) in military and/or space launch applications.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead all hardware design activities in the company
  • Develop design concepts, models, and detailed drawings for the manufacture of parts for booster casings, tactical rocket motor casings, and other flight structures
  • Develop component specifications and procedures
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams and outside vendors to ensure compliance with specifications and fulfillment of contractual obligations
  • Develop test plans and technical reviews
  • Interface with customers, including making presentations and drafting formal reports
  • Perform various other related tasks as required by the organization


Required Qualifications:


  • Must be able to obtain a US Government security clearance
  • At least 5 years of rocket motor hardware design experience 
  • Proficient with relevant computer applications, including CAD (Solidworks), FEA, and Microsoft Office products
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Desire to work within a small team towards making a giant leap in solid propulsion performance
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited organizational structure
  • Excellent interpersonal, research, and time management skills
  • Capable of prioritizing and managing many tasks at once 
  • Willingness to assist with projects that drive the company forward regardless of whether they are your responsibility or not
  • Ability to wear many hats at once and thrive in scenarios with stretch goals


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree
  • At least 10 years of rocket motor hardware design experience


To Apply:

Adranos is seeking a Senior Engineer, Flight Hardware to support its research, development, and production efforts. This position will join Adranos as a leading member of the R&D team, focusing on hardware design for next generation solid propulsion systems. 


Adranos designs, tests, and manufactures solid rocket motors for various launch systems, including missiles, and commercial space platforms. Adranos is focused on implementing innovations to increase performance and reduce the cost of solid rocket motors.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead all hardware design activities in the company
  • Develop design concepts, models, and detailed drawings for the manufacture of parts for booster casings, tactical rocket motor casings, and other flight structures
  • Develop component specifications and procedures
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams and outside vendors to ensure compliance with specifications and fulfillment of contractual obligations
  • Develop test plans and technical reviews
  • Interface with customers, including making presentations and drafting formal reports
  • Perform various other related tasks as required by the organization


Required Qualifications:


  • Must be able to obtain a US Government security clearance
  • At least 5 years of missile, space launch platform, rocket motor or other flight system hardware design experience 
  • Proficient with relevant computer applications, including CAD (Solidworks), FEA, and Microsoft Office products
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited organizational structure
  • Excellent interpersonal, research, and time management skills
  • Willingness to assist with projects that drive the company forward regardless of whether they are your responsibility or not
  • Ability to wear many hats at once and thrive in scenarios with stretch goals


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree or PhD
  • At least 10 years of missile, space launch platform, rocket motor or other flight system hardware design experience

To Apply:

Adranos is seeking a Supply Chain Specialist to support procurement and inventory management for its rocket motor research, development, and manufacturing operations supporting missile and commercial space platforms. 


This role will primarily support the purchasing and organizing of inventory and non-inventory items, procurement of equipment, and management of suppliers. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience with reporting, creating demand, material planning for production work orders, and issuing materials in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Support the purchasing, organizing, and maintaining of various items as follows:

    • Plan material demand for inventory and non-inventory items
    • Run replenishment routines, plan and order stocked items
    • Manage stocked items to targeted inventory levels, and line fill rates
    • Monitor the accuracy of planning data and recommend reorder point modifications as appropriate based on usage patterns
    • Source industrial and chemical products with strong knowledge of best practices for MRO purchasing through an approved purchase requisition process
    • Source industrial and other equipment
    • Complete and monitor reports related to inventory, procurement, and other matters
    • Expedite orders to ensure required delivery dates are met and communicate status of open orders
    • Monitor inventory and warehouse transactions for accuracy, doing regular cycle counts
    • Receive and ship items as needed


  • Support the management of suppliers as follows:

    • Maintain a vendor approved supplier file database within the company’s inventory management platform
    • Monitor quality and delivery performance of suppliers
    • Assist in resolution of various supplier issues, including the resolution of billing discrepancies, shipment accuracy, and adherence to expected supplier performance
    • Complete and monitor reports providing supplier performance metrics

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:


  • Experience with reporting, creating demand, material planning for production work orders, and issuing materials in ERP
  • History of applying standard purchasing practices and procedures including compliance for audits and traceability
  • Knowledge of best practices for inventory management to maintain traceability and cost accuracy
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, managers, employees, and suppliers.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point)
  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in inventory control, ERP, and MRO purchasing OR high school diploma with 5-7 years of relevant experience


Other Valued Attributes:


  • Experience working in defense contract manufacturing, AS9100 QMS, ITAR, and HazMat experience


To Apply:

Adranos is building next generation solid rocket motors for a safer, more connected world. The company designs, tests, and produces solid rocket motors with propellants utilizing traditional solid fuels and those utilizing ALITEC, the highest performing solid rocket fuel in the world. ALITEC dramatically increases the range and payload capacity of various launch systems, including missiles, hypersonics, space launch platforms, and various other systems utilizing solid propellant.


Adranos is seeking a Test Engineer, Propulsion Systems to support its research, development, and production efforts. This position will join Adranos as a key member of the R&D team, focusing on test efforts for next generation solid propulsion systems.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Develop test matrices, test data requirements, success criteria, and test fixture details
  • Work within a team to determine test plans and configurations
  • Prepare and conduct test readiness reviews
  • Perform various tasks necessary for testing energetic materials and solid rocket motors
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams and outside vendors to ensure compliance with specifications and fulfillment of contractual obligations
  • Interface with internal and external customers, including making presentations and drafting formal reports
  • Perform various other related tasks as required by the organization


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)
  • 2 years of relevant experience 
  • Must be able to obtain a US Government security clearance
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited organizational structure
  • Excellent interpersonal, research, and time management skills
  • Willingness to assist with projects that drive the company forward regardless of whether they are your responsibility or not


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering
  • Experience working with energetic materials


To Apply:

Adranos is seeking a Manager, Systems Engineering and Program Execution to lead the design and development of next-generation solid rocket motors for missile and space launch systems.  

 

As part of a passionate and accomplished team of experts, this role will support Adranos’s growth through skilled management and administration of appropriate standards and tools of systems engineering to design solid rocket motors including those utilizing Adranos’s high-performance solid rocket fuel, ALITEC.  

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

 

  • Lead system engineering functions, including concept of operations development/documentation, system architecture, subsystem design/analysis, creation and maintenance of system/subsystem requirements and interface requirements / definition documentation, timing and sizing, design reviews, system integration, test and/or verification 
  • Support new business proposals from initial requirements verification through mission design, prototype development, and testing 
  • Serve as the technical point of contact for customers from early capabilities studies through successful testing and transition to manufacturing 
  • Lead all programmatic aspects of programs, from contract award through integration, test, and transition to manufacturing, ensuring all contract requirements are met 
  • Manage project budgets and schedules  
  • Champion technical processes, best practices and tool development for system engineering and product development, including requirements capture and flow-down, preliminary design, critical design, product realization, design verification testing, system integration, qualification, certification, delivery, and operations. 
  • Establish, monitor, document and improve processes specific to systems engineering. 
  • Work with internal customers and tool developers to develop requirements and implement organizational systems and programs 
  • Act as the negotiator between multiple and sometimes conflicting interests in order to make sure the system as a whole is optimized 
  • Effectively communicate development status, risks, and challenges 
  • Represent the Systems Engineering team in technical reviews and failure investigations 
  • Mentor and educate Adranos employees on systems engineering processes and methods. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Passion for solid rocket innovation to enable our customers to Launch More and Fly Farther! 
  • B.S. degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace Engineering or other technical field 
  • 5+ years of systems development, project management experience, and/or process improvement experience 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work effectively in and lead teams, good execution and coordination skills 
  • Highly knowledgeable of systems engineering practices, integration processes, and mission/safety critical systems 
  • Demonstrated track record of resourcefulness and success from previous assignments and working with interdisciplinary and cross-functional teams. 
  • Self-directed and balance several tasks at one time 
  • Experience working with launch vehicles, missile systems, or other systems utilizing solid rocket motors 
  • Support up to 10% domestic travel to engage key stakeholders and support training. 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


To Apply: