Composites Manufacturing Engineer (1st or 2nd Shift)

This position requires depth and breadth of aerospace composite manufacturing, processing and materials knowledge. Project engineering and management experience required. Must be able to multitask multiple and complex projects while staying organized in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to collaborate, negotiate, and work with internal and external groups to ensure ideas come to fruition.

Essential 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.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Must be available for either 1st or 2nd shift.

Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a bachelors or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree.
  • May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • Must have a general understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the application of those concepts while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.
  • Good communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be able to work extended hours as required.
  • An EIT (Engineer in Training) certificate is desirable.
  • Must have experience with composite lamination operations, specifically familiar with laser projector systems.
  • Hands-on experience with Fibersim.
  • Design, build, and maintain lamination mold tooling.
  • Knowledge of ATL and/or AFP.



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