Principal Manufacturing Engineer- for electro-optic products 5637
Principal Manufacturing Engineer
Coordinate with internal resources including Engineering, Production, and Supply Chain Management for the smooth transition of new equipment, product and processes into production.
Participate in the contract review process as it relates to all Production and Quality requirements. Document and publish requirements and recommendations to appropriate departments within Operations for understanding and implementation scope.
Prepare production and quality department for new production program.
Produce production layout plans and throughput analysis.
Review and evaluate, or develop complex manufacturing processes and methods to include run-times and bills-of-material, and initiate actions for adaptations or modifications to machinery or equipment that will reduce the cost of products or improve product performance, quality, and delivery, with particular regard for Lean Manufacturing
In conjunction with Lean Coordinator, coordinate Lean Manufacturing project efforts with Production, Buyer/Planners and Facilities in order to establish efficient lean production operations, work place layout, and facilities.
Conduct feasibility studies relative to plans for improved production efforts.
Identify needs and develop manufacturing jigs, tools, fixtures and methods to meet engineering specifications and provide efficient manufacturing.
Assist in the preparation and submission of preliminary budgets and support proposal efforts for new programs.
Maintain effective liaison with the Program Engineering staff and other departments to provide resolution to producibility problems and increase efficient manufacturing processes.
Maintain effective liaison with Government/Regulatory Agencies and/or customers in order to provide resolution to manufacturing process or product quality issues identified by these external customers.
Analyze statistical data to evaluate trends, investigate failures completely to determine the root cause and take appropriate corrective action to revise design, work instructions, and inspection/test instructions to prevent failure recurrence.
Analyze engineering change orders (ECO) for effect on product producibility, test equipment requirements, work instructions, and test procedures.
Review and disposition non-conforming material instituting preventive measures to eliminate or minimize recurrence.
Travel to subcontractors and project partners as needed to coordinate product build, assuring that a quality product is produced on time at the lowest cost.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or similar discipline and 8 or more years of related experience resulting in proficiency in the above areas; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working with complex electro-optical products in a high-tech manufacturing environment is required.
ASQ, Lean Manufacturing, or SME certification is desirable.
The ability to obtain a security clearance issued by the Department of Defense may be reqired.
Must be available for domestic and international travel on occassion.