316 W Florence Ave Inglewood, CA 90301
The Manufacturing Engineer develops and implements optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards; recommends and implements improvements to production processes (including contract manufacturers), methods and controls; and coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products. The ideal candidate is a hands-on, creative thinker who can rally a team to meet deadlines and revenue goals.
Evaluate manufacturing processes by conducting research; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; and soliciting observations from operators.
Establish and maintain production procedures to ensure high standard of manufacturing operations, product quality, reliability, cost control and safety. Perform process improvement and employee training.
Develop and implement manufacturing methods and techniques, such as Lean, Kanban, 5S, and DFM and lead the waste reduction efforts in the Manufacturing area.
Estimate production cost and effect of product design changes for management review.
Work with cross-functional teams in Engineering, Sales, Quality, Inventory Control and Production departments to ensure coordination of manufacturing activities and provide solutions to problems.
Develop work center standards and manage job variances.
Perform source inspections (both metal and PCB); and vendor approval/qualifications.
Manage Contract Manufacturing activities - process controls; kit delivery, supply chain, training, etc.
Perform Capacity Requirements Planning by work center and test. Perform DFM and DFT for New Product design reviews.
Help develop assembly instructions and time standards.
Initiate actions to prevent any non-conformance, and document all activities as required.
Prepare product and process reports by analyzing/summarizing information and trends.
Maintain product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
Ten+ years of experience as a Production Manager, Manufacturing Engineer or similar position. BSEE preferred.
Knowledge of RF products is a plus, but high-tech manufacturing products experience is a must.
Knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 and IPC class 3 soldering process and techniques is required.
Knowledge of PCB fabrication, assembly process, machine shop and sheet metal forming is required.
Ability to read and understand technical and non-technical documents as they relate to contracts, product design and manufacture. Effectively interface in English with technical and non-technical personnel.
Broad ranging and effective PC skills, including Microsoft Office suite.
Must be familiar with ERP systems; shop floor and statistical process control; work order modules; and capacity planning.
Preferred experience: with Vantage; Lean Manufacturing and Six-Sigma; light fixturing and prototype capability.