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Reliability Engineer

Terran Orbital Corporation

This is a Full-time position in irvine, CA posted January 3, 2023.


Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, the leader in innovation, manufacturing, and operations in the small satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast-growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.

Terran Orbital Corporation is seeking an experienced Reliability Engineer to join our growing team.

The Reliability Engineer will develop analysis methods to determine the reliability of components, equipment, and processes. Acquires and analyzes data. Prepares diagrams, charts, drawings, calculations, and reports to define reliability problems and recommend improvements. Analyzes reliability problems and investigates to determine the required reliability approach for the situation, considering the cost limitations for equipment uptime/downtime, repair/replacement costs, and weight, size, and availability of materials/equipment. Determines cost advantages of alternatives and develops action plans that comply with internal/external customer demands for reliability processes/equipment to avoid failures.

Key Duties And Responsibilities

  • Develop reliability analyses as needed to support program deliverables and analysis
  • Provide FMEA and FMECA inputs per program requirements
  • Lead analysis effort to generate MTBF and Parts Stress Analyzes
  • Work in coordination with the EEE parts Engineer and Radiation Effects Engineer to understand the overall probability of success based on mission environments
  • Communicate hardware reliability risks to the Mission Success team and Program Manager
  • Develop and maintain risk reduction test methods of flight hardware
  • Participate in Material Review Board and Failure Review Board activities as required
  • Work under the general direction of project engineers or section head or under available administrative instruction in performing detailed reliability studies and calculations of component/system reliabilities
  • Consider the impact of costs on recommended action plans for avoiding/correcting problems during the design phase or remedial action for correcting reliability problems on installed equipment; performs root cause failure analysis to help prevent failures
  • Plan and perform engineering research, design development, or manufacturing/process engineering assignments, including responsibility for major subsections of complex projects using general engineering practices influenced by the general theme of reliability principles
  • Estimate engineering personnel needs and coordinate and supervises the use of other engineers and technicians to accomplish the objective of cost-effective reliability improvements for projects.
  • Perform other work as assigned.


  • 3 years of experience in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering discipline
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a technical discipline (e.g., engineering field) or equivalent discipline (e.g., math, physics, chemistry, etc.).
  • Experience in Design/Test Readiness/Manufacturing Readiness Reviews

Additional Differentiators

  • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry.
  • Understanding of electrical components, modes of operation, and failure modes.


  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(k) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities

About Terran Orbital

Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellites primarily serving the United States and Allied aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and in-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at?


To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant 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. In addition, please note that this position may require possessing a current United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.

Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.