Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition ID:  118676
Business Unit:  Energy & Equipment San Diego (3140)

San Diego, CA, United States, 92121


  • We are a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. We support the world’s aircraft and aero engine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft. 
  • Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our purpose of ‘Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow’. A career at Parker Meggitt offers boundless potential for professional and personal growth. You will work alongside the brightest minds in the world, help develop innovative technology and products and contribute to our company’s goal of solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges.
  • We have succeeded in employing the top talent in the industry by focusing our hiring efforts on the individual, not the job description. If you are an inquisitive thinker with great ideas and a desire to succeed, we will find the perfect spot for you on our team.

Job Designation

The Senior Engineer, Manufacturing is responsible for the activities associated with planning, development, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing methods, processes and operations for new and existing composite aerospace products and assemblies. This includes ensuring the effective use of materials, equipment, and personnel in producing quality products that meet customer requirements at minimum costs.  The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer position develops, implements and maintain methods, operation sequence and processes in the manufacture and fabrication of parts which will include the estimation of manufacturing costs, time standards and the ability to recommend tooling and process requirements for new and existing products.  The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer will act as a liaison with internal and external customers in releasing new processes.  The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer works with the production lead in the selection, development, and evaluation of production personnel to ensure efficient manufacturing operations.  Additionally, the Sr. Manufacturing Engineer will provide high level technical expertise to integrated product team members for technical calculations, design and analysis functions, technical report writing, presentations and other engineering functions as required.                                  

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Technical design and Engineering responsibility for identified or assigned program tasks
  • Conceptual composite molding and fabrication process flow and associated generation of CAD parts, assemblies, and drawings as required to support production tooling for molding, assembly, and inspection. Design, implement, and review of production tooling and fixtures
  • Create production planning in Made 2 Manage ERP system, Item Masters, Bill of Materials, Routers, etc.
  • Daily interaction with Focus factory manager and Production lead to establish clear lines of communication and define technical tasks and status updates. Interfacing with Engineering Director when high risk items are needing additional consultation to reduce manufacturing risk; however, this should be limited as the Sr. ME role shall have the experience and expertise to solve problems on their own.
  • Provides technical guidance to lower level  Manufacturing Engineers for creation of work instructions, travelers, designs, and material selections, and inspection methods in support of the production processes
  • Research and selection of equipment, vendors and consultants that might be required for task resolution
  • Identify, maintain, and control of production processes through SPC and data analysis of KPI’s
  • Provide root cause and corrective action for out of control processes in support of AS9100 and NADCAP requirements

Job Specifications

Education : B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Industrial Engineering
Years Experience : 10+ years of manufacturing engineering experience in a manufacturing environment with a minimum of 7 years' experience with layup, molding, machining, and inspection of composite materials.
Required Skills :

  • Experience with processing techniques such as compression molding, RTM, autoclave and out of autoclave
  • Experience with AS9100 quality management system
  • Excellent working knowledge of GD&T via ASME Y14.5-2018
  • Self-starter with excellent time management skills and ability to establish objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives
  • U.S. Citizenship or current Green Card status
  • Experience with marketing support (meetings, presentations, customer interface) and proposals (excellent technical writing skills, cost estimating) experience is required
  • Manage a team and be an integral team member, yet also be able to function independently
  • Be able to make technical, data-driven decisions and execute with limited management support
  • Use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons or facts from data to draw conclusions
  • Understand, follow and adhere to corporate Quality Management System on a daily basis.
  • Experience with machine shop practices and CNC programming
  • Mechanically able to assemble and disassemble parts and assemblies
  • Experience with composite material testing per ASTM standards
  • Experience with contact and noncontact inspection methods using CMM’s
  • Experience with data acquisition systems to record temperature, position, and pressure
  • Organized, self-motivated, strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to manage multiple duties, set priorities and follow tasks through completion
  • Capable of working in an environment in which demands and priorities change based on customer requests

Preferred Skills :

  • 7+ years of experience with an aerospace composite molding manufacture in an Engineering role
  • Experience with continuous fiber and high temperature thermoset resin systems
  • Experience with NADCAP quality management system requirements for composite molding and bonding 
  • Computer CAD software skills:  SolidWorks 2021, NX, Surfcam, and CATIA
  • Experience with Minitab, Made to Manage (or other ERP systems), and ply nesting software (Cutworks, Patternsmith, etc.)

Please note that the salary range information is only applicable for California. Compensation is based on a variety of factors, candidate experience, qualifications, location as well as market and business considerations. Pay Range: $90K-$140K


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Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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