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Job Title:  Manufacturing Engineer


Goleta, CA, US, 93117

Business Unit:  FMH Aerospace
Posting Date:  Aug 4, 2022
Job Description: 


Position Summary: 

Develops and improves manufacturing processes by optimizing product and manufacturing methods.  Responsible for the continuous improvement of product quality through lean manufacturing concepts and activities.


How You Will Do It:

  • Evaluates and optimizes manufacturing processes by studying current and proposed methods; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
  • Develops manufacturing processes to meet product requirements while optimizing labor and material inputs.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.  Researches and makes recommendations for equipment purchases to support manufacturing operations.
  • Complete design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.  Prepare and maintain manufacturing work instructions in accordance with company’s standards.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
  • Prepares product and process status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Maintains product and process data metrics by creating spreadsheets, charts, and other presentation materials.
  • Provides manufacturing engineering information to support management decision making and address customer audits.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by promoting compliance with government and customer regulations.
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Maintain and enhance knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles 
  • Identify cost-savings and quality improvement projects in assigned area(s) and move them from concept to implementation. Design new Lean Manufacturing concepts or evaluate, improve, and implement existing concepts and best-in-class manufacturing techniques.
  • Contributes to efficiency improvements by leading and/or participating in team projects to meet desired goals. Ensure solutions achieve required quality levels, reliability, and consistency.
  • Incorporate engineering specifications into design, process, or techniques and provide feedback to capture lessons learned.


What We Look For:

  • Bachelor’s in industrial, mechanical, or electrical engineering.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical manufacturing processes, including assembly and testing.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Vacuum and clean-room experience highly desirable
  • Experience within a highly technical production environment is highly desirable.  
  • Quality training and experience in SPC, Kanban, Kaizen, ISO-9000, Lean, Six-Sigma highly desirable
  • Experience with Solidworks CAD drawing preferred.
  • Project Management Professional certification a plus.
  • Able to effectively communicate, written and orally, with employees and technical professionals/consultants.
  • Adept in the use of computers, software applications and other technology tools used for the purpose of information gathering, designing, product testing, computation, communication, and product documentation.   
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists and demonstrate hands on ability.
  • Practical mindset with strong ability to read and interpret highly technical documents (e.g., schematics, mechanical drawings, assembly drawings, bills of material, routings, operating, maintenance, and job safety instructions/procedures) provided in verbal, written or pictorial form. 


What's In It For You:

  • Competitive Compensation & Holiday Pay
  • Great Health Benefits, and 401(k) plans
  • Paid Time Off per year depending on level
  • Less red tape – we have an environment that supports the entrepreneurial spirit
  • Fun & challenging culture while still providing work/life balance for our employees
  • Fast growth opportunities and quicker career development for the right candidate
  • Mentors to help you grow both personally and professionally

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

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