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: Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Chula Vista, California (CA)
Date Posted: 10-24-2018

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manages programs and is responsible for implementing cost effective ways to manufacture composite components.
  • Evaluates the current composite catalog of components manufactured for aerostructures and determines low-cost automated solutions where identified as financially beneficial.
  • Works with different automated solution providers to best determine the right equipment and tooling path forward for aerostructures.
    • Once an automated solutions provider has been identified, work with them as well as the manufacturing sites to implement the equipment into new or existing product lines.
  • Works closely with other internal -aerostructures organizations, key suppliers/customers, and senior leadership to ensure internal and external commitments and milestones are met.
Travel will be required to meet with automated solution providers, attend technical conferences / trade shows to evaluate material processing advancements, and customer facilities for meetings and manufacturing reviews. 

The position is to be based in Chula Vista, CA with periodic travel to the Riverside, Mexico, and Tianjin facility (20%). 
*Education / Certifications
  • Bachelor of Science Degree and 5+ years Aerospace/Manufacturing experience or Master of Science Degree and 2+ years Aerospace Manufacturing experience is required.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Ability to identify and complete standard tasks without direction.
  • Experience in the development of project plans using Microsoft Project; including schedule, budget and resource planning.
  • Evaluation of technical options against schedule and budgetary constraints.
  • Experience in developing Robotic/automated solutions and programming.
  • Proven track record of financial management (P&L).
  • Clear executive presence with ability to clearly and effectively communicate and present to management and executive leadership.
  • Demonstrated history of utilizing and implementing Six Sigma and lean processes/activities.
  • Critical competencies:
    • Project focus, drive for results, technical skills, interpersonal leadership skills, commitment to continuous improvement, effective teamwork.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Composite Automation (manufacturing, machining, assembly, etc.).
  • Experience with coordinating and executing equipment, tooling, and part qualifications.
  • Experience with material system development to improve automated capabilities.
  • Experience with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) and program/project management tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated product and organization knowledge 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
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