Manufacturing Engineer

Abaco Systems is an acknowledged leader in rugged embedded computing, especially in the military/aerospace market. Our products are used in hundreds of mission critical applications, where the performance and reliability we deliver can be a matter of life and death.
We're growing fast:  we've added substantially to our organization in roles across the board - and that expansion will continue. We're also growing by acquisition. Our strategy puts our customers front and center of everything we do: their success will drive our success.
If you see yourself being part of a growing organization that's making a real difference in the world, Abaco Systems is for you.
 
 
 
Primary Purpose of this Position:

  • Responsible for performance of assigned Manufacture Engineering programs & projects and the efficient / controlled manufacture and transition of quality assured, regulatory compliant product throughout the plant and into finished goods.
  • Support 'in-process' CI activity across the full product development and manufacture life-cycle.
  • A change agent, combined with the ability to work cross functionally and at all levels.
  • Attend NPI and design reviews; provide product / manufacture development recommendations for new, existing and emerging products and technologies (ensure design for manufacture; debug; yield; test coverage; usability; etc. is considered throughout the development, NPI and sustaining process).
  • Ensure NPIs are released to time and budget and all products can be manufactured in a quality assured; reliable; scalable; and repeatable manner (removing process variability and risk).
  • Conduct DFMEA / PFMEA reviews with respect to new / existing products, manufacture and technology deployment.
  • An interface between the Engineering and Manufacture functions to develop new, or enhance existing manufacture solutions / processes; the recipient and acceptance body in manufacturing and provide equipment user training, fit for purpose, and CI feedback to Engineering.
  • Conduct manufacture readiness reviews and ECR impact analysis to support implementation of production solutions, as required to support the business technology roadmap and operations plan.
  • Prepare production routings / procedures and ensure accuracy to build each product always - drive lead-time and yield improvements ongoing.
  • Design, deployment and ownership of manufacture equipment/tooling, ensuring calibration and appropriate maintenance / consumable strategy planning in place to support ongoing manufacture readiness.
  • Ensure compliance to leading PCBA / product build processes (incl. IPC-A-610 Class 3 and J-STD-001) and all relevant site Certification(s).
  • A stakeholder of the MRB process (review and agree disposition).
  • Perform analysis of manufacturing defects / process failures to determine root cause & develop corrective actions.
  • Conduct internal audits; lead applicable RCCA; I-CAR & C-CAR investigations (establish direct relationship with Customer as required, support Manufacture Engineering presentations, audits, reviews etc.).
 
Secondary Purpose of this Position:
  • Support Manufacture Engineering teaming across the business to continuously innovate and deliver customer excellence, utilisation / productivity / efficiency improvements and reduce lost cost.
  • Review quality data with the manufacture teams and provide closed loop feedback to deliver sustained
  • Deliver cost savings, lead-time reduction, and VA through effective Supply Chain, manufacture and test strategies.
  • Support RFQ; bid; contract reviews with regards Manufacture Engineering and compliance requirements.
 
Desirable Characteristics
  • Key experience in Circuit Card Assembly Manufacture - SMT Technology a must.
  • Clear understanding of modern electronic circuit card assembly techniques (with high-level experience in modern manufacture processes & technologies).
 
At Abaco, we know that our people are our strength. We're a team with a common goal - and we're passionate about what we do, innovative, and open-minded. We're not just given responsibility - we're actively encouraged to make things happen. Oh, and - we have fun. If that sounds like your kind of organization - why not join us?


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