Kaman Corporation

  • Manufacturing Engineer

    Location : Location US-CT-Bloomfield
    Requisition ID
    Kaman Aerospace
    Shift 1
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    2 months ago(2/11/2019 10:38 PM)
  • Overview



    We have a need for a self-motivated, results driven Manufacturing Engineer to join our team in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Our Manufacturing Engineers provide the Manufacturing Operations team with technical support, develop manufacturing process layouts as well as tool and fixture designs and ensure that all production methodology meets customer requirements, productivity, and quality expectations. Additionally, a Kamatics Manufacturing Engineer conducts product development projects within designated cost, quality, and time lines.


    Kaman Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products, a division of Kaman Corporation, is a leader in the design and manufacture of high technology mechanical products used in aviation, marine, hydropower and other industrial applications. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Use knowledge of manufacturing processes and machine methodology; provide detailed drawings or sketches as guidance for drafting personnel to complete process sequencing. Use knowledge of cutting tool technology, fixture design, machining, and CNC programming techniques, to establish best practices for production. Continuously work with Machinists to improve machining efficiencies. Responsible for the sustainment of standard machining techniques.
    • Utilize lean manufacturing methods to enhance manufacturing efficiencies and reduce costs. Perform research for equipment acquisition; develop Return on Investment (ROI) reports for equipment acquisition justification.
    • Develop manufacturing methods and work instructions on new products or new equipment to meet productivity and quality requirements. Ensure processes yield product that meets cost and quality expectations, with reliability and consistency. Determine tools, jaws, speeds, feeds, and fixtures to support manufacturing operations. Develop machining programs using Computer Aided Manufacturing systems, to meet production expectations of productivity, quality, and safety.
    • Train Production Engineers (PE) in support of knowledge base growth and development.
    • Provide primary support to Value Stream assigned; train with Sr. Manufacturing Engineer to develop capability to support all Value Streams as requested. Provide a high level of service to all internal and external customers; share knowledge and lessons learned. Contribute to positive teamwork environment.
    • Act as a troubleshooter for assembly / machining process / manufacturing problems. Resolve problems and work with Applications Engineering, Purchasing, Sales Representatives, Product and Process Suppliers, and customers to resolve issues.
    • Maintain clean and safe work environment. Follow safety and environmental procedures and regulations. Report safety and environmental incidents to supervisor.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. Accomplish related results as needed.



    BS Degree in Industrial Technology or Mechanical Engineering.




    3-5 years’ manufacturing engineering / machine shop experience. Proficiency with Computer Aided Manufacturing programs is essential.


    Knowledge Essential to the Position:

    • Computer Aided Drafting (CAD); Unigraphics (Solid Modeling) is preferred
    • Tool knowledge and design fixtures  
    • ISO procedures

    Physical Demands:   

    • Occasional (15%-40%) lifting and moving materials up to 50 lbs.
    • Frequent bending/twisting
    • Frequent grasping items and tools
    • Frequent mental and visual attention
    • Continual standing


    • Will be required to work overtime and weekends to meet customer needs
    • Travel – occasional


    All positions at Kaman Aerospace Group require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other US government security regulations. These laws do not permit access rights to non-US citizens or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, presently, all applicants must be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents ("green card holders") and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights to be considered for a position.


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