Manufacturing Engineer


Manufacturing Engineer I, Esterline Control Systems MASON

Location: Sylmar, CA, USA
Type: Full-time

Job Summary
The Manufacturing Engineer I will optimize and document all aspects of manufacturing processes by identifying improvement opportunities and applying simpler, faster, cost effective and reliable methods with a data-driven approach.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform root cause and corrective action on parts and processes that are not in control.
  • Evaluate new and existing processes to ensure quality and safety of the job.
  • Create and maintain detailed manufacturing and process instructions for complex parts and processes.
  • Create and maintain travelers and work instructions for new parts and assemblies as well as modifications to existing products.
  • Establish time standards.
  • Identify new equipment, tool designs, and processes to improve consistency, accuracy, and cycle times.
  • Design tooling, fixtures and jigs to improve manufacturing.
  • Write and/or contribute subject matter to justify capital equipment purchases.
  • Participate in concurrent engineering to ensure new and legacy designs are manufacturable and that optimum processes, equipment, and tools are employed.
  • Collaborate with development engineering to successfully transition new products to production. Must have demonstrated abilities through hands-on NPI to production transfer.
  • Participate in cost quotation process.
  • Champion the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) to measure capability, reduce variability, and overall improve the quality of the product.
  • Drive and support Lean Manufacturing techniques in the shop including value stream mapping, cellular manufacturing, set-up time reduction, and overall waste reduction.
  • Effectively use all process improvement strategies and techniques including Lean and Six Sigma to minimize waste and maximize economies.
  • Execute special manufacturing-related projects as assigned.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above
  • Understand and live by Esterline’s ethics and business conduct policies

Esterline Competencies

  • Customer Focus Knows and understands the needs of internal and external customers. Is results oriented and works hard to consistently provide exceptional service.
  • Ethics and Values Adheres to an effective set of core values and beliefs and acts in accordance. Rewards the right values and disapproves of others.
  • Problem Solving Looks beyond the obvious to find effective solutions.
  • Integrity and Trust Widely trusted and seen as direct and truthful.
  • Functional/Technical Skills Possesses the skills to be effective in the job. Has the skills to perform the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Listening Practices active and attentive listening, able to hear others.
  • Action-oriented Full of energy, willing to take action.
  • Composure Cool under pressure, not knocked off balance by the unexpected, is a settling influence
  • Values Diversity Supports fair and equal treatment for all.

Education/Previous Experience Requirements

  • BS degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering (Electrical/ Electronics preferred)
  • 1-2 years experience with electronic assembly desirable; looking for someone with previous experience with electro-mechanical switches from a design/ manufacturing and testing standpoint; experience with control systems is a huge plus.
  • Has worked closely with design engineering, quality engineering and production personnel.
  • Must be proficient Solidworks and GD&T. Proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Vet

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