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9/80-Engineer 3, Manufacturing

San Diego, CA 92121

Posted: 05/24/24 Employment Type: 6 months contract Industry: Other Job Number: MEGJP00002264

Job Description

Job Summary
The Senior Engineer, Manufacturing is responsible for the activities associated with planning, development, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing methods, processes and operations for new and existing composite aerospace products and assemblies. This includes ensuring the effective use of materials, equipment, and personnel in producing quality products that meet customer requirements at minimum costs.

The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer position develops, implements, and maintains methods, operation sequences and processes in the manufacture and fabrication of parts which will include the estimation of manufacturing costs, time standards and the ability to recommend tooling and process requirements for new and existing products.

The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer will act as a liaison with internal and external customers in releasing new processes, and works with the production lead in the selection, development, and evaluation of production personnel to ensure efficient manufacturing operations. Additionally, the Sr. Manufacturing Engineer will provide high level technical expertise to integrated product team members for technical calculations, design and analysis functions, technical report writing, presentations and other engineering functions as required.

Job Core Responsibilities
• Technical design and Engineering responsibility for identified or assigned program tasks.
• Conceptual composite molding and fabrication process flow and associated generation of CAD parts, assemblies, and drawings as required to support production tooling for molding, assembly, and inspection. Design, implement, and review of production tooling and fixtures.
• Create production planning in Made 2 Manage ERP system, Item Masters, Bill of Materials, Routers, etc. Daily interaction with Focus factory manager and Production lead to establish clear lines of communication and define technical tasks and status updates. Interfacing with Engineering Director when high risk items are needing additional consultation to reduce manufacturing risk; however, this should be limited as the Sr. ME role shall have the experience and expertise to solve problems on their own.
• Provides technical guidance to lower-level Manufacturing Engineers for creation of work instructions, travelers, designs, and material selections, and inspection methods in support of the production processes Research and selection of equipment, vendors and consultants that might be required for task resolution Identify, maintain, and control of production processes through SPC and data analysis of KPI’s.
• Provide root cause and corrective action for out-of-control processes in support of AS9100 and NADCAP requirements.

Job Specifications

Education : B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Industrial Engineering

Years Experience : 10+ years of manufacturing engineering experience in a manufacturing environment with a minimum of 7 years' experience with layup, molding, machining, and inspection of composite materials.

Required Skills :

• Experience with processing techniques such as compression molding, RTM, autoclave and out of autoclave
• Experience with AS9100 quality management system
• Excellent working knowledge of GD&T via ASME Y14.5-2018
• Self-starter with excellent time management skills and ability to establish objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives
• U.S. Citizenship or current Green Card status
• Experience with marketing support (meetings, presentations, customer interface) and proposals (excellent technical writing skills, cost estimating) experience is required
• Manage a team and be an integral team member, yet also be able to function independently
• Be able to make technical, data-driven decisions and execute with limited management support
• Use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons or facts from data to draw conclusions Understand, follow and adhere to corporate Quality Management System on a daily basis.
• Experience with machine shop practices and CNC programming Mechanically able to assemble and disassemble parts and assemblies Experience with composite material testing per ASTM standards Experience with contact and noncontact inspection methods using CMM’s
• Experience with data acquisition systems to record temperature, position, and pressure Organized, self-motivated, strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
• Ability to manage multiple duties set priorities and follow tasks through completion
• Capable of working in an environment in which demands and priorities change based on customer requests

Preferred Skills :
• 7+ years of experience with an aerospace composite molding manufacture in an Engineering role Experience with continuous fiber and high temperature thermoset resin systems
• Experience with NADCAP quality management system requirements for composite molding and bonding
• Computer CAD software skills: SolidWorks 2021, NX, Surfcam, and CATIA
• Experience with Minitab, Made to Manage (or other ERP systems), and ply nesting software (Cutworks, Patternsmith, etc.)

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