Moorpark, CA

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBA&D) is a leader in energetic system solutions offered to aerospace and defense customers for a wide array of applications.  EBA&D products & capabilities set the U.S. standard and are highly sought after in the international community. 

EBA&D seeks an accomplished engineer for the position
Product Development Manager, reporting to the Vice President of Engineering.  The position is located in Moorpark, CA. 


The Product Development Manager will be responsible for leading our Defense and Aerospace Development Engineering Group.  The Product Development Manager has the following main areas of responsibility:


  • Participate in technical activities to support and improve ongoing operations and new business initiatives

  • Establish and continuously improve robust standard procedures in all major areas of development engineering:  technical requirements review and verification, drawing and test procedure review, design review content, proposal technical and cost reviews, and problem resolution. 

  • Mentor direct reports in standard operating procedures, explosive technology, cost estimating, explosive testing methods, requirements review and verification and EBA&D product history.

  • Support sales efforts, customer interface activities, customer problem resolution, and employee relations/morale as a member of the EBA&D management team.  Facilitate a successful team-based organization.



The successful candidate must have a BS/MS in an engineering discipline and a minimum of 5 years of project, design or related engineering experience.  Mechanical and/or chemical are the preferred engineering disciplines.  Required experience includes problem solving/root cause analysis, leadership of technical teams, technical writing and cost estimating.  Candidates should have the ability to interpret and analyze mechanical, chemical and/or electrical specifications and data.  Knowledge of explosive material ordnance devices and/or missile/launch vehicle systems as well as experience with manufacturing processes, rapid prototyping and/or product development is beneficial. 

The Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.