The position will be responsible for creating and the continuous improvement of manufacturingprocesses related to 5-axis machined parts, welding and fabrication, and assembly. The candidatewill provide technical expertise within a team to develop and implement those processes thatmeet engineering re

Manufacturing Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. • 
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Position Type: Contractor
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Job Description:
The position will be responsible for creating and the continuous improvement of manufacturing
processes related to 5-axis machined parts, welding and fabrication, and assembly. The candidate
will provide technical expertise within a team to develop and implement those processes that
meet engineering requirements for complex aerospace and defense hardware, both prototypes
and production, in a variety of materials including Inconel, Titanium, Aluminum, and
composites. This position will be required to take ownership of the manufacturing processing for
programs from conception to completion.
Job Requirements:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
? Proficient with 3D CAD/CAM software including modeling, ASSY, BOM, drawing
creation
? Work with programmers and machinists to develop process flow to develop work
packages and solve development solutions
? Work with welders and welding engineers to develop process flow to develop work
packages and solve development solutions
? Creates manufacturing models and drawing packages for manufacture
? Create detailed work instructions, mfg. sketches, and other shop floor documentation
? Work with vendors to determine product specifications
? Understanding of model based definition and GD&T as well as customer specifications
? Develop technical solutions to complex problems, using a data driven approach
? Reviews preliminary product designs. Assists in making recommendations to reduce
costs and improve manufacturability and quality on new or existing parts
? Provide shop-floor support as necessary to resolve technical and manufacturing issues
? Work with the Estimating team, provide production times & related costing when quoting
new work
? Utilize root cause analysis, preventative and corrective action to reduce/eliminate nonconformances
? Maintain positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as coworkers
? Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives
? Analyze and evaluate manufacturing methods and standards problems providing
solutions that positively affect cost, operator safety, productivity and quality
? Identify areas of unnecessary cost and research documented methods and procedures for
cost reductions
? Assist the manufacturing team with the development, justification, and execution of long
range plans to meet corporate objectives.
1. Product Launch Activities
2. Plant Layouts
3. Engineer Change Control Activities
? Assist in developing fabrication and assembly fixtures
? Assist in developing project set-up and changeover procedures
? Recognize current production problems, issues and address in planning updates
? Perform additional duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications:
? BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Material Science, or
Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering (or related field)
? Or AS Degree in Engineering / Manufacturing field and 10 years of manufacturing /
machining / modeling design experience
? Ability to create, read, and interpret drawing with GD&T
? Works independently with minimal supervisory direction
? Strong organizational, communication and leadership skills
? Positive attitude with a focus on solving problems in a team atmosphere
? Proficiency with PC’s (Microsoft Office) and CAD software
? Perform edits to BOMs and Routings in an ERP/MRP system
? Excellent mechanical aptitude and mechanic skills
? Familiarity with ISO9000 and AS9100 industry standards, and common military
specifications
? Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the
Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.
Other Qualifications:
Preference shown to candidates who have experience and/or working knowledge of:
? BS Degree and 5 years’ experience in manufacturing and machining, preferably in
Aerospace or Defense environment
? Significant SolidWorks, CREO, CATIA experience
? Surfcam and/or CATIA CAM experience and Vericut simulation experience
? CostPoint ERP/MRP experience
? Lean Manufacturing Principles and Application
? Tooling and Fixture Design
? Certified GD&T knowledge
? Military and Aerospace assembly techniques
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
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