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Composite Manfacturing Engineer

Department: Engineering
Position Type: Full-Time
Compensation: DOE with full benefits

General Description / Job Purpose:

Seeking an engineer to support production in all aspects of composite manufacturing.

You’ll be working as engineering support to our production team to improve quality and efficiency across the board. This includes design and improvement of tooling, fixtures, manufacturing processes, documentation, training, and more. It will be your job to help production hum.

This is a chance to have a large impact across many engineering aspects of composite design!

Duties/Functions/Accountabilities:

  • Design and implement process improvements to increase part quality and efficiency.
  • Familiarize with parts / assemblies currently in production to assist with improvements and trouble shooting.
  • Improve and modify existing fixtures to support production requirements.
  • 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.
  • Utilize SolidWorks to layout and develop concepts for laminating tooling, trim fixtures, and assembly fixtures. Implement, verify, and maintain tooling and fixtures.
  • Troubleshoot conflicting design development vs. production requirements, promote new methods / process equipment, and evaluate special material requirements.
  • Initiate and implement Lean and Six Sigma Projects to improve quality, lower costs, and remove tribal knowledge.
  • Assist with implementation and troubleshooting of production equipment, such as cure ovens, heated presses, pumps, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Great team player with good inter-personal skills and work ethics. We’re a strong team and are looking for a mutual fit.
  • 3-5 years of composite experience. Must have strong technical knowledge of composites: manufacturing processes, composite materials, laminating, adhesives, technical specs, drawings, and various composite engineering issues.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment. Aerospace or UAV industry strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years of SolidWorks experience.
  • BS degree in engineering discipline; mechanical, aeronautical, or similar.
  • Understanding of aerospace requirements and processes, such as revision control, change control, material traceability, or first article inspection.
  • CNC machining and programming experience desired.
  • Strong communication, verbal and written skills.
  • The ability to listen and work respectfully within a team.
  • Must be a self-starter, self-managed, an effective team player and possess excellent analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Strong use of Microsoft office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) experience required.
  • MRP experience preferred.
  • Solid ability to define problems, and interpret a variety of technical instruction, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Eligible candidate must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, a person lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or otherwise eligible U.S. person.

Updated: 11/27/2017