Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Houston, TX
Date Posted: 12-31-2018
All qualified resumes will receive feedback within 24 hours 
The candidate selected for this role will:
  • Manage a variety of small to large and complex projects, including flight and non-flight hardware, GSE, Test support and commercialization projects.
  • Perform manufacturing process development and new equipment research and installation.
  • Serve as liaison between Customers, NASA, Projects, Design, and others for project definition, scope, changes and revisions.
  • Coordinate manufacturing efforts from early design through manufacturing and assembly.
  • Evaluate part designs for cost effective manufacturing and successful assembly.
  • Identify long lead materials and fasteners and assist in procurement to preserve project schedules.
  • Estimate manufacturing/shop processing times for a variety of parts and assemblies for planning and scheduling purposes.
  • Assist in materials and hardware procurement process.
  • Track design projects from initiation, and assess project readiness to enter the manufacturing phase.
  • Clarify customer requests and coordinate the input of project requirements into Manufacturing.
  • Generate and negotiate drawing release schedules between the Customer and Manufacturing.
  • Coordinate manufacturing activities with shop floor and outside vendors.
  • Monitor progress of Customer requests through Manufacturing.
  • Communicate with Project Engineers on drawing updates/redlines and corrections.
  • Provide status to and coordinate priority changes with the project team and/or Customer.
  • Perform project management for quality, cost and delivery.
  • Develop assembly procedures and processes, including alternative assembly methods.
  • Identify hardware and special tooling requirements for assembly operations.
  • Integrate project requirements into manufacturing and assembly schedules.
  • Develop and update applicable engineering standards and manufacturing process documents, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Process Specifications (PRCs), and Detailed Processing Instructions (DPIs).
Required Education/Experience/Skills:
  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.
  • Excellent verbal communication and written presentation skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in leading and managing a high performing team.
  • Effectively organize, manage and prioritize responsibilities for multiple projects with overlapping schedule demands.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with emphasis in CNC, lathes, mills, and sheet metal fabrication.
  • Strong computer skills and experience in utilizing software tools such as ACAD, ProE, Microsoft Word and Excel, Office, Outlook, and Project.
  • Able to make independent, technical and tactical decisions with a high attentiveness to detail.
 Preferences:
  • 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment with emphasis in CNC, lathes, mills, and sheet metal fabrication.
  • Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing degree and ten years of experience in the field.
  • Experience with machining, sheet metal fabrication, welding, and composites manufacturing.
  • Experience in Aerospace, Defense or Automotive manufacturing environment.
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