Manager, Production Engineering (Space Systems)

Montville, NJ

Come grow with Marotta! One of NJ's fastest growing technology companies, named a New Jersey Top Workplace for 2022 & 2023, and a "Made in New Jersey" Manufacturer of the Year Award Winner. You will have room to grow and be a part of an exciting team, all within a warm and welcoming environment.

Marotta Controls, Inc. specializes in the design, development, and production of precision control components and systems. Founded in 1943, Marotta has been at the forefront of Aerospace & Defense milestones for over 80 years from breaking the sound barrier on the Bell X-1 and landing the first man on the moon to playing a critical role on today's advanced U.S Navy platforms as well as the emerging commercial Space industry.

Our products and expertise range from high performance valves to complete sub-systems that integrate electronic controls, actuators, and power conversion systems. We have received over 200 patents for our technologies and support the most demanding applications found on military aircraft, tactical systems, submarines, surface ships, satellites and space launch vehicles. Our teams have repeatedly been recognized for outstanding performance by some of the most prestigious organizations in the world including The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, NASA & Northrop Grumman.

Manager, Production Engineering (Space Systems)

Position Profile :

The Manager, Production Engineering role manages projects at multiple phases of the production life cycle, from low-rate initial production through sustaining legacy product lines in a cost effective and timely fashion to meet the customer's needs and schedules. The Manager, Production Engineering executes this responsibility through the planning, organizing, directing and controlling of direct staff as well as assigned cross functional staff, as needed. This role is responsible for assigned engineering activities in the production phase including definition, plans, analysis, test definition and review, results, manufacturing coordination, schedules, budgets and reporting.

Minimum Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • >5 years' relevant work experience in a high technology environment (Aerospace, Military, Automotive, etc.)
  • Demonstrated relevant leadership experience
  • Familiarity with government contractual procurement procedures, standards and quality requirements
  • Exemplary verbal/written communication skills required for multi-faceted interactions with all levels of personnel within the organization, as well as any and all outside agents, including but not limited to, vendors, suppliers, customers, potential job candidates, etc.
  • Highly computer literate, with MS Office/PC expertise, and demonstrated experience with applicable systems, programs, equipment, etc.
  • Must be a US Citizen

Essential or Primary / Key Responsibilities :

  • Drive the advancement of the company's production engineering capabilities and product streamlining initiatives. Support the team to execute on manufacturing readiness initiatives for new and legacy programs
  • Kick off and review fixture designs for new products. Perform and review stress calculations, tolerance stackups, and ergonomics for fixture designs
  • Generate procedures, processes, and fixtures for product lines to scale with the growth targets of the organization
  • Utilize existing tools to achieve improved process capabilities, including, but not limited to, dynamic analysis (MATLAB), requirements traceability (DOORS), FEA structural and thermal analysis (Pro/Mechanica), CAD/CAM (Pro/E), and internally developed analysis techniques (Valve Design)
  • Support proposals, program costing, operational efficiencies, and effectiveness (cost reduction) programs. Manage project tracking and reporting
  • Generate and review work orders/routing steps for new and existing products. Cross-communicate with other operations functions to set an accurate capacity and production flow
  • Generate and review complex assembly procedures for new and existing valve models, including the design of novel fixturing for new products
  • Handle constantly changing requirements in an organized fashion to meet challenging design requirements, delivery dates, and cost goals
  • Actively participate in the development of Marotta business and engineering strategy to achieve company financial and business goals
  • Develop, manage, and maintain engineering knowledge, expertise, and internal and external resources to support past, current and developing products and services
  • Monitor the progress of Projects, take action to keep on track (time, money, quality) and make adjustments when needed
  • Provide information to internal and external customers on project progress and latest expectations
  • Recruit, hire, orient, manage, develop, motivate, recognize, reward and where necessary discipline and terminate personnel
  • Develop external relationships with customers, consultants and vendors to extend the engineering competencies and resources to address Marotta business needs
  • Address potential issues proactively and apply real-time problem solving skills to achieve prompt resolution. Continually address improvement opportunities
  • Prepare and manage project and department budgets
  • Allocate resources, materials and the scheduling of equipment for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel
  • Manage training requirements of applicable internal team members (and external, when applicable).

Additional Duties / Responsibilities :

  • Bring initiatives and activities to closure in a timely manner through effective interaction with individuals, both internal and external to the Marotta organization (as required)
  • Manage and facilitate training, as needed, to maintain a cross-trained workforce and to support operational goals and objectives
  • Ensure self, and personnel company-wide, are abiding by all safety, quality, housekeeping and company policies/procedures to ensure compliance to all regulatory and internal system requirements
  • Promote and foster a positive and cooperative work environment through effective communication at all levels internal and external to the organization
  • Organize and lead team meetings, improvement initiatives/programs, etc. to provide constructive recommendations and initiate actions to support company initiatives/goals.
  • Consistently demonstrate commitment to company values
  • Keep Executive management informed of area activities and of any significant problems.
  • Assume responsibility for related duties as required or assigned
  • Ensure that work area and work areas of direct reports are clean, secure, and well maintained
  • Complete special projects and miscellaneous assignments as required

This position is at our Montville, NJ office location.

Many of our contracts require proof that you are a U.S. citizen and/or that an export license has been obtained for employees who are citizens of certain countries. Your employment, both initially and continually thereafter, is conditioned on production of such proof of citizenship and/or any export license that may be required to comply with any and all applicable laws, regulations, or executive orders, or required by Federal, State, or local government contracts.

We offer a highly competitive compensation package for this outstanding position plus a quarterly bonus along with a full range of top quality benefits and employee services including: medical, prescription, dental, vision, life and disability income insurance programs, 401k retirement plans with company match, generous tuition aid program, paid vacation, sick and personal days, paid holidays and flexible work hours with compressed work week options. We recognize and reward our employee's accomplishments and host several employee engagement events per quarter.

If you are looking to grow or accelerate your career and be part of a best in class organization while enjoying a work-life balance, please visit our website at to learn more about us and to apply. Check out all our openings at

We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer M/F/IWD/Veterans


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