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Composites Integration Manufacturing Engineer
San Diego, CA
General Atomics Aeronautical SystemsTitle:
Composites Integration Manufacturing EngineerJob Category:
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time SalaryJob Summary:
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) an affiliate of General Atomics is a world leader in proven reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Composite Manufacturing Engineer in our GA-ASI/Aircraft Systems Group.
Much of GA-ASI Composites Manufacturing Engineering roles/responsibilities are centered on projects. Projects range from program/platform leadership/support maturing manufacturing/materials/processes continuous improvement capital acquisition and facility improvements/expansion. Projects originate from a data-based articulation of need within Composites Manufacturing.
As a Composite Manufacturing Engineer your role will be to lead and support - through rigorous quantitative analysis - multiple projects within GA-ASI’s product/platform line suite (Improved Grey Eagle Certified Pred B special projects etc.) and within our range of manufacturing operations (material cutting/kitting lamination cure demold trim/drill/machining and assembly). This includes leading/supporting top-tier teams of Manufacturing Engineers and technicians and developing manufacturing technology while ensuring aerospace standards and quality requirements are met.
This position requires depth and breadth of aerospace composite manufacturing processing and materials knowledge. Project engineering and management experience required. Must be able to multitask multiple and complex projects while staying organized in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to collaborate negotiate and work with internal and external groups to ensure ideas come to fruition.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Oversee prototype and pilot builds document the build process with standardized work instructions define and implement new manufacturing technologies.
+ Provide documentation and make technical presentations as required.
+ Devise new approaches to resolve unusual or complex composite manufacturing problems through early upfront design-for-manufacturing (DFM) principles to ensure producibility inspectability testability maintainability and repairability.
+ Manage the verification control effectivity and release of automation files i.e. ply nesting laser projection oven/autoclave programs and/or work instructions.
+ Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine composite manufacturing processes staff requirements and production standards.
+ Work continuous improvement projects to eliminate tribal knowledge
+ Coordinate quality control objectives and activities to resolve production problems maximize product reliability and minimize cost.
+ Lead PFMEAs
+ Communicate with management and user personnel to develop production and design standards.
+ Estimate production cost and effect of product design changes for management review action and control.
+ Formulate sampling procedures and designs and develop forms and instructions for recording evaluating and reporting quality and reliability data.
+ Record or oversee recording of information to ensure currency of engineering drawings and documentation of production problems. Study operations sequence material flow functional statements organization charts and project information to determine worker functions and responsibilities.
+ Implement methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material and defective or damaged parts and assess cost and responsibility.
+ Evaluate precision and accuracy of production and testing equipment and engineering drawings to formulate corrective action plan.
+ Develop manufacturing methods labor utilization standards and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization.
+ Specify and implement equipment and processes
+ Liaison work orders as required to reflect process changes non-conformity dispositions and engineering changes
+ Develop and maintain work instructions to guide technicians in the assembly of assigned products
+ Provide support for the disposition of non-conforming product identify root cause and lead/assist in the implementation of corrective/preventative actions
+ Employ Lean Manufacturing methodologies for waste reduction e.g. 5S Standard Work TAKT Pull System 5S Value Stream Mapping cell design and manufacturing flow
+ Responsible for manufacturing process development implementation and continuous improvement to enhance Quality/ Yield reduce Cost and improve Productivity/Schedule.
+ Prioritize initiate and lead lean manufacturing process improvement projects
+ Review and approve engineering designs and changes and ensure their manufacturability
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.
+ Responsible for observing all laws regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
+ Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.Job Qualifications:
+ Typically requires a bachelors degree masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree seven or more years of experience with a masters degree or four or more years with a PhD.
+ Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles concepts theory and practice with the ability to organize plan schedule conduct and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.
+ Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.
+ Strong communication presentation and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals and capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
+ Customer focused formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems.
+ Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
+ Able to work extended hours as required.Travel Percentage Required:
0% - 25%Clearance Required?
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