Job Summary

Composite Manufacturing Engineer

  • Location:
    Poway , California
  • Contract Type:
    Contract/Temp to Hire
  • Job reference:

This position requires depth and breadth of aerospace composite manufacturing, processing and materials knowledge. Project engineering and management experience required. Must be able to multitask multiple and complex projects while staying organized in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to collaborate, negotiate, and work with internal and external groups to ensure ideas come to fruition.
Job Duties:

  • Must have experience with CNC machining or composite lamination operations
  • Composite Lamination specific;
  • Familiar with laser projector systems
  • Hands-on experience with Fibersim
  • Design, build, and maintain lamination mold tooling
  • Knowledge of ATL and/or AFP
  • CNC Machining specific;
  • Improve CNC machining process to achieve Cpk goal and OEE goal
  • Familiar with SMED (single minute exchange of die)
  • Experience with MasterCam and Vericut
  • Develop, review, and maintain mill fixtures
  • Devise new approaches to resolve unusual or highly complex manufacturing problems through early, up front design-for-manufacturing (DFM) principles to ensure producibility, inspectability, testability, maintainability and repairability.
  • Troubleshoot conflicting design development vs. production requirements, promotes new methods / process equipment, and evaluates special material requirements.
  • Define and implement new manufacturing technologies.
  • Provides input to design, technical staff, briefs management, and participates effectively in a team of experienced professional staff.
  • Must have an extensive working knowledge of advanced composites production operations
  • Develop composite manufacturing processes, procedures and tooling using technical experience and collaborative interaction with the team to improve quality, eliminate non-value-added steps and shorten lead times.
  • Initiate and implement Lean and Six Sigma Projects to improve quality, lower costs, and remove tribal knowledge.
  • Establish process/specification control limits while seeking out opportunities for Poka Yoke.
  • Oversee prototype and pilot builds, document the build process with standardized work instructions, develop shop aids and routers
  • Lead PFMEAs
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Must be available for either 1st or 2nd shift.

Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD.
•Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties. Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
•Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects.

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