Manufacturing Engineer I-III

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-334966
    • Job Location: Oklahoma City , OK
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 04/14/2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Radford Job Code: 0470x
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Job Description


Develops, implements, and improves manufacturing and industrial processes to effect maximum product throughput and optimum resource efficiency. Coordinates engineering changes to existing product lines and manages new product introductions. Sets work standards, work-flows, and defines resource requirements for assigned programs. Is expected to apply and champion ‘Lean Manufacturing’ methodologies in all areas of the manufacturing cycle. Works closely with other engineers and other functional departments to ensure schedule, systems, and part/process data integrity.



Manufacturing Engineer ALL

The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Manufacturing Engineers. Each level of Manufacturing Engineer has additional duties and responsibilities listed

  • Works with customer released or KUAS released drawings and/or CAD models, engineering BOMs, and other engineering specifications to develop, implement and improve manufacturing processes
  • Creates or participates in engineering and manufacturing reviews and communicates effectively as a technical contributor
  • Implements and executes producibility concepts and understands DfX of products and processes
  • Collaborates well with internal and external resources to resolve technical issues
  • Develops and documents the manufacturing process in detail with an emphasis on visual media, ease of training, and standardized format
  • Responsible for disposition of discrepant or non-conforming product.
  • Has familiarilty with CAD tools, manufacturing execution systems, ERP, and other commonly used software
  • Designs, coordinates and validates work station layouts with an emphasis on ergonomics, single piece or small batch flow, visual aids, Poke Yoke (mistake proofing), 5S, and zero defect policies
  • Calculates and communicates shop floor staffing based on production requirements. Provides OTJ training or mentoring and may provide certification for processes to production associates
  • Works with materials management to develop and implement effective inventory methodologies
  • Reviews and designs in-process handling equipment for the safe and expeditious transportation of parts, inventory, and/or tooling
  • Identifies tooling requirements and coordinates the manufacturing of tools/fixture
  • May identify issues with production personnel and recommend mitigation actions
  • Responsible to generate, review, and maintain cost, schedule, and technical performance operational targets  and standards


Manufacturing Engineer I

  • Works on projects of basic complexity that effect program outcomes
  • Implements Manufacturing and/or Engineering Change Orders
  • Reviews and updates manufacturing work instructions
  • Collaborates with Quality Engineering to determine inspection criteria and methods.


Manufacturing Engineer II

  • Works on projects of medium complexity which impact aspects of programs
  • Works with IPT and Program managers to ensure schedule and contractual integrity
  • May coordinate the work of other engineers and production specialists
  • Reviews and approves Engineering Design changes
  • Coordinates tool maintenance, repair and inspection
  • Implements new product design into the manufacturing system
  • Constantly reviews equipment, technology, processes and manufacturing methods to identify opportunities for improvements


Manufacturing Engineer III

  • Works on projects of advanced complexity that have significant program impact
  • Works with IPT and Program managers to ensure schedule and contractual integrity
  • Establish & maintain material, process and workmanship specifications
  • Develop and implement tooling for all phases of production
  • A subject matter expert for manufacturablilty of product, process and tooling
  • May mentor junior level manufacturing engineers


Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned




Experience and Skills


Each successive level of Manufacturing Engineer builds on the identified typical qualifications listed for the previous level(s) Manufacturing Engineer. 


Manufacturing Engineer I

  1. Requires BS degree in a technical field, (Manufacturing Engineer preferred).
  2. A minimum of 1-2 years of progressive/technical experience
  3. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)


Manufacturing Engineer II

  1. Requires BS degree in a technical field (Manufacturing Engineering preferred).
  2. A minimum of 2-5 years of progressive/technical experience
  3. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)


Manufacturing Engineer III

  1. Requires BS degree in a technical field (Manufacturing Engineering preferred)
  2. A minimum of 5-7 years progressive/technical experience
  1. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)


Desirable Skills:

  1. Experience with composite manufacturing, i.e. lamination, machining, and bonding
  2. Experience in lean manufacturing methods
  3. CATIA v5



  • Standing on a hard surface, walking.  Some lifting (not over 50 lbs.).
  • Office and manufacturing environment
  • May work extended hours or weekends
  • Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.



  • 0-25% May be required between other KUAS locations

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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