The Manufacturing Engineer works under the general direction of the Engineering Manager or designee and is responsible for the development and implementation of manufacturing plans and processes for new programs, and support of current manufacturing programs to achieve cost reductions, improved quality and an efficient delivery schedules.
Plan and design manufacturing processes in a high rate of production environment. Prepare specifications of production operations and write work instructions; prepare supplier instructions for operations sourced outside the company and define tooling specifications for tool fabrication. Provide sustaining engineering; generate engineering changes and support with appropriate documentation. Maximize efficiency by analyzing layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods and work force utilization.
Prepare technical data and plans related to specific customer requirements and estimated related costs. Determines parts and tools needed in order to achieve manufacturing goals according to product specifications. Review supplier instructions, blueprints and/or schematics and other applicable specifications to determine inspection requirements. Prepare inspection summary sheets, First Article Inspections (FAI) and provide instructions for use.
Interface effectively with customers in the resolution of production concerns or other issues related to producibility, cost and schedule.
Conduct producibility studies to evaluate production process reliability and provide appropriate recommendations. Assist in the development of technical portions of new business proposals, including selection of manufacturing methods and production processes with estimated costs to implement. Perform make vs buy analyses and provide related recommendations to management.
Specific role may focus in skill areas such as: electrical, mechanical, automation or process engineering.
Broad knowledge of mechanical, electrical, industrial or automation engineering. Fluent oral and written communication skills as well as good working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation application software needed. Familiarity with MRP systems and ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, technical drawings and bills of material necessary. Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline required. 5 to 7 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
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.