Methods Specialist 3 - Pilot Line

Job Description

The Pilot Line Methods Specialist 3 will analyze, determine and plan the sequence of operations to develop written, itemized procedures and associated visual aids to be followed by production in routine manufacturing processes of complex electro-mechanical assemblies. This role will also involve training other employees in these functions, as well as planning, managing, and executing non-recurring engineering (NRE) development of new processes.

The New Product Introduction (NPI) Pilot Line product stream is responsible for the first unit build of new hardware designs and transition to production in the Electronic Warfare Integrated Manufacturing Center (EW IMC) factory. This includes the development and maturation of the associated build processes and tooling in preparation for rate production. Working closely with Program Engineering and being able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment makes the NPI Pilot Line a unique and exciting opportunity to influence the future success of production runs, and to have a positive impact by influencing the program and product before entering low-rate production.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Supports the EW IMC New Product Introduction (NPI) Pilot Line for the next generation circuit card assemblies, modules, and other electro-mechanical assemblies and their associated processes/tooling.
  • Studies routine manufacturing operations such as wiring, mechanical assembly, harnessing, printed circuit assembly, potting, coating, plating, etc., to determine the most efficient sequence of operations to be followed to build complex electro-mechanical assemblies.
  • Examines assembly drawings to plan the sequence of operations required to build equipment efficiently and economically.
  • Itemizes steps to be followed in the manufacturing process and develops processes for each assembly operation to enable production operator to build assemblies without the use of engineering drawings.
  • Uses CAD software packages to manipulate engineering drawings for clarification of procedures within processes.
  • Creates route cards within Solumina to include operation, location and special work instructions.
  • Applies department standards developed by Industrial Engineers and follows general procedures to prepare process sheets depicting work station layout, materials required, proper sequences and correct method of assembly, tooling and fixtures required and time allowed to assemble each unit. Inputs required assembly data into Solumina.
  • Revises process sheets and visual aids to reflect latest engineering requirements, manufacturing techniques, methods, tooling and time standards.
  • Observes the operations being followed by production operators and initiates necessary changes to improve operation effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Draws visual aids of complex operations; incorporates ECO's into original process sheets; collects engineering and production data such as schematics, drawings, wiring lists, reports, etc., as directed to assist engineering personnel.
  • May instruct, assign work to and verify for completeness and accuracy of detail the work of more junior team members.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
Required Skills and Education
  • Exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and communicating with team members, Programs, Process Engineers, and Operators
  • Ability to work independently and be effective in a fast paced environment
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to retrieve, interpret, and communicate Engineering Bill of Materials (BOMs) and Engineering Drawings from PDM with minimal guidance
  • Proficient in Solumina MES
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Knowledge of Engineering Change Orders (ECO's) and the Product Data Management (PDM) system
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • IPC-A-610 certification
  • Experience in CAD software packages to aid in creating Work Instruction visuals
  • Experience in working in New Product Introduction environments and transitioning designs to production
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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