Space Launch System (SLS) Production Test Engineering Manager
New Orleans, LA

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The Boeing Company is seeking a Space Launch System (SLS) Production Test Engineer Manager to join our team in New Orleans, LA at the NASA Michoud production assembly facility. This position will work closely with Production Operations and SLS Engineering leadership to lead a highly skilled team of testers that performs acceptance testing of propulsion and avionics systems. The selected candidate must have a strong sense of responsibility for the success of the program and be able to motivate a group of diverse individuals to achieve a common objective with shared values and processes while leading multi-skilled test teams that validate NASA’s SLS Rocket Core Stage.

The Lab Test Value Stream organization within Boeing Test & Evaluation (BT&E) executes a strategy of obtaining the best team, talent, and leaders by creating an open and inclusive working environment. We leverage innovation using advanced testing techniques and instruments. We continue to fuel growth by focusing on safety and quality fundamentals. We are testing the next generation of deep space rockets for exploration back to the moon and onto Mars.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage employees performing engineering and technical activities in the areas of Test and Evaluation Engineering
  • Develop and execute project and process plans, implements policies and procedures and sets operational goals
  • Acquire resources for projects and processes, provides technical management of suppliers and leads process improvements
  • Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, partners and direct reports
  • Provide oversight and approval of technical approaches, products and processes
  • Manage, develop and motivate employees

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
  • 5+ years of experience in a technical or engineering field
  • Experience conducting tests in a lab or production environment
  • Experience building a team and developing employees
  • Experience training and/or mentoring in a technical environment

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • 3+ years of experience working in a lab test, flight test, or similar test environment
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams, a strong desire to work with technical and non-technical audiences and be a self-starter
  • Experience in engineering management or technical management
  • Experience with launch vehicle systems
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM)


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


This position is for 1st shift.

Safety Sensitive:

This is a safety-sensitive position and is subject to NASA random drug and alcohol testing.

NASA Access:

This position requires the ability to obtain access to a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) facility. Access to the facility requires a background investigation by U.S. Government authorities.

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please note that the information shown below is a general guideline only. Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range: $129,200 – $174,800

Export Control Requirements:
U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Export Control Details: US based job, US Person required

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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The overall well-being of our team members and their families is important at Boeing. To support employees and their loved ones, through all stages of life, we provide a wide range of affordable, market-leading benefits.

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  • Health Insurance(752 comments)

    "Great coverage, low deductibles and affordable."

  • 401K Plan(643 comments)

    "Great 401K match program for employees"

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(392 comments)

    "great worklife balance through paid time off"

  • Nov 29, 2023
    Current Senior Finance Manager in Mesa, AZ, Arizona

    Pros - PTO is great for those with many years of experience, matching 401k up to 10% of total salary + bonus and includes matching on student loan payments as well, except you have to enroll the year prior in order to benefit from student loan payment matching into 401k. Roth 401k option, but limited fund investment choices. Great healthcare, medical, dental, ortho, some vision coverage, and many misc healthcare benefits like apps with free virtual emergent appointments and concierge services to find services for you and schedule your doctor appointments. Great program for funding college degrees or certifications with a 3 year period to stay or pay it back. Seven of the paid holidays are taken together at end of year as one week and a half off from Christmas Eve through new years when whole company shuts down. Twelve weeks paid time off for parents, taken in first year, doesn’t have to be all at once. While we don’t have volunteer time off, company matches charitable monetary donations to non profits, and will fund an equivalent amount for your volunteer time based on an hourly rate. Maximum $10K per year per employee for community giving can be claimed by employee to be donated to nonprofits. Many discounts can be found on employee discount website. Jury duty results in still paid your regular pay for the time off. Generous life insurance options funded or supplemented, disability pay, and other annual benefits. Some positions have lower pay relative to competition, but Boeing’s total benefit package results in a better package than most out there. Also includes annual performance-based bonus program, tied to company KPI’s.

  • Dec 1, 2023
    Former Employee in Everett, WA, Washington State

    Generous tuition for those that want to continue education. Standard 401k stock plan and company matching program.

  • Nov 26, 2023
    Current Aerospace Technician in Renton, WA, Washington State

    Lots of overtime, could be good or bad

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