Manufacturing Engineer



To provide product line engineering support to meet commitments to customers, achieve productivity improvement goals, and maintain a high level of quality. These activities focus on process improvement in a low volume, high mix environment that requires strong problem-solving skills.

  • Processes include ceramic-to-metal sealing, furnace brazing, high vacuum processing, mechanical assembly, resistance welding and high voltage testing.

  • Investigates process and manufacturing problems during fabrication, test, and assembly operations and initiates corrective actions

  • Conducts failure analyses as required, performs root cause analysis, and initiates appropriate corrective action to prevent recurrence of failures.

  • Recommends reductions in production cost by undertaking make/buy, value engineering studies. Improves and streamlines processes by eliminating waste and implementing cost saving ideas.

  • Creates and modifies work instructions as necessary to document critical to quality process characteristics and establish appropriate process controls. Trains production operators as required.

  • Designs a variety of tools, jigs and fixtures that will assist in increasing production efficiency.

  • Handles multiple projects.

  • Performs any and all required coordination with other operations to ensure that schedules are met, quality is maintained, and manufacturing costs are minimized.

  • Reviews engineering designs for manufacturing feasibility and recommends design changes that will enhance production, eliminating variation.

  • May train production employees in the operation of specialized equipment.

  • Ensures a safe work environment by monitoring accident investigation and other safety-related activities in the work area.


  • Requires a B.S. degree in engineering or science with a minimum 5 years of experience in a manufacturing/production environment.
  • Proven experience in creatively solving manufacturing problems utilizing Six Sigma methodologies
  • Demonstrated Lean Manufacturing training and experience in implementing practices.
  • Past experience taking a "hands-on" approach to engineering.
  • Working knowledge of process tracking metrics is required.
  • Proactive communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong judgment and decision making skills.
  • Green or Black Belt certification a plus
  • Strong mechanical skills/knowledge and experience in any of the following processes is preferred:
    • ceramic to metal sealing
    • furnace brazing
    • high vacuum processing
    • mechanical assembly
    • resistance welding and high voltage testing.


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