Manufacturing Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-341221
    • Job Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/06/2022
    • Years of Experience: 4+
    • Radford Job Code: 04701
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Job Description

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

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.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Manufacturing Engineer

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 MSI 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 familiarity with CAD tools, manufacturing execution systems, ERP, and other commonly used software
  • Is Familiar with CCA’s / PCB’s manufacturability on SMT machines.
  • A good understanding of electronic circuits
  • Designs, coordinates and validates work station layouts with an emphasis on ergonomics, single piece or small batch flow, visual aids, Poke Yoke (mistake proofing), 6S, 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
  • 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.
  • Evaluate manufacturing processes based on quality criteria, such as efficiency and speed

 

Other Job Functions

  • Optimize facility layouts, production lines, machine operations and network performance
  • Find ways to reduce costs and maximize quality
  • Ensure that manufacturing procedures follow safety and environmental regulations
  • Upgrade systems and processes with new technology
  • Develop and test effective automated and manual systems

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  

None 

Experience and Skills

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Requires BS degree in a technical field, (Manufacturing Engineer preferred).
  • A minimum of 4-6 years of progressive/technical experience in electronics
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)sy

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with electronics
  • RF Technology
  • Experience in lean manufacturing methods
  • CATIA v5 / Auto CAD.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 

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

 

THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY INDIVIDUALS ASSIGNED TO THIS CLASSIFICATION. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND SKILLS REQUIRED OF PERSONNEL SO CLASSIFIED.

A REVIEW OF THIS CLASSIFICATION HAS EXCLUDED THE MARGINAL FUNCTIONS OF THE CLASSIFICATION THAT ARE INCIDENTAL TO THE PERFORMANCE OF FUNDAMENTAL JOB JUTIES. ALL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS AND ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THIS JOB PROFICIENTLY.   THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED IN THIS DOCUMENT ARE THE MINIMUM LEVELS OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS OR ABILITIES

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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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