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Staff Composite Manufacturing Engineer

San Diego, CA 92128

Posted: 06/14/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Direct Category: Manufacturing Engineer Job Number: 82169

Manufacturing Engineering roles/responsibilities are centered on projects. Projects range from program/platform leadership/support, maturing manufacturing/materials/processes, continuous improvement, capital acquisition, and facility improvements/expansion. Projects originate from a data-based articulation of need within Composites Manufacturing.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Devise new approaches to resolve unusual or highly complex manufacturing problems through early, upfront design-for-manufacturing (DFM) principles to ensure producibility, inspectability, testability, maintainability and repairability.
  • Troubleshoot conflicting design development vs. production requirements, promotes new methods / process equipment, and evaluates special material requirements.
  • Define and implement new manufacturing technologies.
  • Provides input to design, technical staff, briefs management, and participates effectively in a team of experienced professional staff.
  • Develop composite manufacturing processes, procedures and tooling using technical experience and collaborative interaction with the team to improve quality, eliminate non-value-added steps and shorten lead times.
  • Initiate and implement Lean and Six Sigma Projects to improve quality, lower costs, and remove tribal knowledge.
  • Establish process/specification control limits while seeking out opportunities for Poka Yoke.
  • Oversee prototype and pilot builds, document the build process with standardized work instructions, develop shop aids and routers.
  • Lead Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis' (PFMEA).

 

Qualifications    

Essential Qualifications Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD.

May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.

Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.

Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals, and capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.

Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems. Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment. Able to work extended hours as required. A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, and invited to present one or more original works to an engineering symposium are desirable.

 

Additional Qualifications              
  • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • This position requires depth and breadth of aerospace composite manufacturing, processing and materials knowledge; as well as, extensive working knowledge of advanced composites production operations.
  • Project engineering and management experience required.
  • Must be able to multitask multiple and complex projects while staying organized in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have experience with CNC machining or composite lamination operations:
  • Composite Lamination specific;
  • Familiar with laser projector systems
  • Hands-on experience with Fibersim
  • Design, build, and maintain lamination mold tooling
  • Knowledge of ATL and/or AFP
  • CNC Machining specific;
  • Improve CNC machining process to achieve Cpk goal and OEE goal
  • Familiar with SMED (single minute exchange of die)
  • Experience with MasterCam and Vericut
  • Develop, review, and maintain mill fixtures
  • Must be able to collaborate, negotiate, and work with internal and external groups to ensure ideas come to fruition.
  • Demonstrates a detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.
  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with other departments, customers, government representatives, and/or professionals; the capability of representing the organization as a prime technical contact; and, the ability to provide leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
  • Must be customer focused and able to work on a self- initiated basis or in a team environment and able to work extended hours and travel as required.
  • A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, invited to present one or more original works to an engineering symposium, and invited and/or participated on an engineering review panel are desirable.
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