Manufacturing Engineer

$100,000 - $136,000 yearly
  • Applied Physics Systems
  • Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Dec 27, 2018
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Manufacturing Engineer

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Position Overview:

The purpose of this position is to develop processes for new product manufacturing, optimize existing processes and products, lead quality improvement tasks and support cost reduction initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop/improve manufacturing processes through research, design and modification of manufacturing methods/equipment.
  • Work with engineering, manufacturing and operations stakeholders to improve product reliability and delivery targets
  • Create/revise documentation for assembly and test processes.
  • Work with documentation control group to ensure complete manufacturing needs are captured in product archive.
  • Assist the Technical Group Manager and Manufacturing Managers with load balancing, manufacturing priorities and repair documentation.
  • Design and fabricate fixtures and tools for assembly and test processes.
  • Improve manufacturing efficiencies by analyzing the product flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Provide input to the design review process for the review and development of assembly tools/fixtures, test equipment, quality checks, and HSE considerations.
  • Maintain manufacturing equipment and processes for production readiness.
  • Continuously improve assembly and test processes (using Lean and 6-Sigma techniques).
  • Maintain manufacturing equipment by coordinating maintenance and repair services.
  • Identify and implement tools and equipment modifications to increase product throughput and lower cost.
  • Develop and implement training for equipment and processes. Provide training and coaching to technicians.
  • Assist with Failure Analysis and problem solving to determine root cause of failures and implement corrective actions.
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement (CI) events utilizing Lean tools to improve process efficiencies and throughput.
  • Implement metrics and data collection steps to improve product reliability.
  • Participate in Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) events.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Engineering Manager.





Education and Experience:

  • BS degree in Engineering – Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Engineering Technology.
  • 1-3 years of Manufacturing Engineering experience with Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical assembly.
  • Previous experience with electronics assemblies preferred.


Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to lead teams
  • Excellent coaching skills – ability to transfer knowledge to assembly and test technicians
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts
  • Ability to present technical information
  • Working knowledge of MSOffice programs, i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, PowerPoint



Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a "U.S. Person". A U.S. Person is defined as a person who is a lawful permanent resident "Green Card holder" as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20) or who is a "Protected Individual" as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)

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