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Manufacturing Engineer

Posted on 20 January 2023 by

Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC) 
Defense, Aerospace, & Aviation 
South Gate, CA  

The Manufacturing Engineer continually investigates materials, methods and mechanisms for new development or improvements of equipment, fabrication and testing processes. The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for eliminating waste in the manufacturing process, applying innovative systems to improve company workflows, setting criteria for quality and speed, then consistently measuring manufacturing behaviors and evaluating their success. They adjust production lines and integrate new technology to improve the supply and production chain. The Manufacturing Engineer trains factory staff on how to properly incorporate new technology and methods into current production standards. They ensure manufacturing processes and/or methods of manufacture are capable of meeting and continuing to meet requirements for quality, cost, delivery rate and lead-time.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or competency needed for successful performance in the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Comply with PCC Code of Conduct Requirements and all PCC Cardinal Rules (e.g., Quality and Safety).
• Work safely under functional safety guidelines such as PPE and equipment interaction.
• Develops and documents manufacturing processes by studying product requirements, researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment.
• Completes new equipment design and development projects by training and guiding shop employees.
• Supply and accomplish accurate completion dates of all projects.
• Improves manufacturing efficiency and safety by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
• Takes ownership and accountability of projects.
• Support with new equipment procurement ensuring reliability and functionality.
• Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
• Troubleshoot production problems as required.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
• Develop and write detailed instructions for the manufacture of products.
• Analyze production data and look for trends indicating potential problems and develop solutions for potential problems.
• Leverage PCC toolbox such as Lean Six Sigma in order to improve factory performance.
• Analyze engineering drawings to determine optimum manufacturing sequence and tooling requirements for new designs or modifications of current products from a productivity and ongoing production standpoint.
• Stay informed concerning new manufacturing technology and equipment and investigate their potential applications. Recommend incorporation of new technology for company applications where feasible and practical.
• Assist in the continuous improvement of standard work in the department and in the training and development of other department personnel.
• Reinforce the idea and culture of continuous improvement and motivate ideas for pipeline improvement projects.
• Partner with other departments to ensure specimens are fabricated and tested according to requirements, specifications and on-time delivery expectations.
• Performs root cause investigations to support production technical issues.
• Documents standard work with work instructions.
• All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Aerospace, or Mechanical Engineering.
• Four (4) years, minimum, related experience in a machine shop hands-on setting.

Required Skills:
• A strong technical aptitude along with the ability to work independently, yet interact closely with other departments, customers, and vendors.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret industry specifications, customer specifications, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
• Ability to analyze production data and develop solutions.
• Effective verbal, written and computer skills required as well as mathematical, analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
• Capable of using CAD, Minitab, Mastercam, CNC and others.
• Presents technical presentations effectively.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure.
• Ability to work cooperatively with others, maintain a positive attitude and promote the company’s best interests.
• Ability to influence positive behaviors and corrective actions.
• Ability and willingness to adapt and be flexible to an ever-changing growth environment.
• Demonstrated persistence, self-motivation, and display an effort to continually improve performance.
• High attention to detail.
• Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks and high volume of work on deadline.
• Be willing to research, evaluate and train new process methods.
• Project management experience. Ability to manage several tasks and priorities at a time
• New equipment procurement and development experience.
• Sense of urgency and ownership.

Desired Skills:
• Engineering experience in a destructive lab environment.
• Aerospace industry.
• Lean Six Sigma certified

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee regularly lifts and/or moves up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
• Manufacturing and laboratory environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.

The job may require additional hours beyond a 40-hour workweek.

Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer commit ted to recruit, hire, train and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.

Note: This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee. Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
For informational purposes only, the range of pay for this role is $76500 to $114700 US Dollar (USD) Salaried based on a variety of factors. For informational purposes only, this role is eligible to participate in the Company’s Quarterly Cash Bonus Plan, paid out at the quarterly bonus factor of 2X the Company’s bonus multiple, based on the Company’s performance in the applicable quarter. Employees will receive 120 hours paid time off every year. Employees will also receive 10 paid holidays. Employees (and their families) are eligible to participate in the company's medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are eligible to enroll in the Company’s 401(k) plan.

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