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Manufacturing Engineer

Hawthorne, California | Contract

Post Date: 02/08/2017 Job ID: 16296 Industry: Hardware

Position Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting opportunity with our client in Hawthorne, CA for a skilled Manufacturing Engineer.

Responsibilities:
  • Provides solutions to streamline military standard test processes, including thermal testing and vibration testing, resulting in dramatically improved test efficiency 
  • Resolves testing issues on the spot while ensuring design integrity allowing us to stay on schedule 
  • Facilitate a close relationship with Engineering during design, build, and test to provide design feedback 
  • Personally and/or leads a team to uncover root-cause and develop a permanent resolution on issues found during testing 
  • Develops a robust set of test machinery critical spares ensuring complete uptime 
  • Determine schedule impacts for unforeseen design changes in test regimen 
  • Provide clear communication between Test Engineering and Production floor 
  • Figure out optimal sequencing of testing to boost efficiency 
  • Confers with Engineering and suppliers concerning product tooling to ensure efficient production methods and schedules. 
  • Utilizing lean manufacturing tools recommend improvements in production methods, standards, tooling, equipment, layout, procedures, product designs and employee efficiency 
  • Support the transition of engineering projects from development to volume production 
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities for yield, performance and cost 
  • Works with design team in response to manufacturing problems, parts obsolescence and minor requirement changes. 
  • Prepares and maintains documentation required to ensure efficient production of manufacturing and integration. 
  • Participate in design reviews to conduct DFM and DFT recommendations with innovative and cost effective solutions 
  • Create process instructions/training packages from design requirements 
  • Identify and lead continuous improvement opportunities for yield, performance and cost 
  • Simplify production processes and reduce Hours per Vehicle and Engineered Hours per Vehicle 
  • Conduct PFMEA studies to reduce flight risks 
  • Interface with production and engineering leadership to: 
  • Achieve product TAKT rate 
  • Develop and correct process flow to ensure workloads are balanced 
  • Support the transition of engineering projects from development to volume production 
  • Influence design engineering with regard to design for manufacturability and assembly 
  • Works with design team in response to manufacturing problems, parts obsolescence and minor requirement changes. 
  • Responsible for development, design, and procurement of new processes 
  • Select and qualify new tools/equipment to improve production efficiency and quality 
  • Develop and implement equipment maintenance schedules, backup solutions, and spare parts holding for machinery 

Minimum Requirements:
  • BS in Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or related field 
  • Must have 2+ years’ experience in Avionics or Electrical manufacturing 
  • Hands-on electronic, electro-mechanical work. 
  • Experience with Design for Manufacturability, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Failure Mode Effects Analysis 

Benefits Package:  Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Jeff Morgante

I have an ability to connect with engineers easily, with an engineering background myself, I can relate and communicate using the same language. I have been working in Technical staffing at Protingent for more than 5 years. I have two dogs, Kaleb & Kayce and two cats, Mika and Shiloh. I am originally from upstate New York, but love living in the Pacific Northwest for 13 years! I have a passion for cars, old and new.

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