Manufacturing Engineer

Hawthorne, CA | Contract

Job ID: 19371 Category: Engineering
Id: 19371
Category: Engineering
Location/City: CA - Hawthorne
Job Type: Contract
Region: Pacific

Meridian Technology Group is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer.

Due to ITAR requirements, only US Citizens or Green Card holders are eligible for consideration. Additionally, F-1 Visa holders are NOT eligible for consideration. 

Our client was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today they are actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

  • Provides solutions to streamline military standard test processes, including thermal testing and vibration testing, resulting in dramatically improved test efficiency
  • Resolves testing issues on the spot while ensuring design integrity allowing us to stay on schedule
  • Facilitate a close relationship with Engineering during design, build, and test to provide design feedback
  • Personally and/or leads a team to uncover root-cause and develop a permanent resolution on issues found during testing
  • Develops a robust set of test machinery critical spares ensuring complete uptime
  • Determine schedule impacts for unforeseen design changes in test regimen
  • Provide clear communication between Test Engineering and Production floor
  • Figure out optimal sequencing of testing to boost efficiency
  • Confers with Engineering and suppliers concerning product tooling to ensure efficient production methods and schedules.
  • Utilizing lean manufacturing tools recommend improvements in production methods, standards, tooling, equipment, layout, procedures, product designs and employee efficiency
  • Support the transition of engineering projects from development to volume production
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities for yield, performance and cost
  • Works with design team in response to manufacturing problems, parts obsolescence and minor requirement changes.
  • Prepares and maintains documentation required to ensure efficient production of manufacturing and integration.
  • Participate in design reviews to conduct DFM and DFT recommendations with innovative and cost effective solutions
  • Create process instructions/training packages from design requirements
  • Identify and lead continuous improvement opportunities for yield, performance and cost
  • Simplify production processes and reduce Hours per Vehicle and Engineered Hours per Vehicle
  • Conduct PFMEA studies to reduce flight risks
  • Interface with production and engineering leadership to:
  • Achieve product TAKT rate
  • Develop and correct process flow to ensure workloads are balanced
  • Support the transition of engineering projects from development to volume production
  • Influence design engineering with regard to design for manufacturability and assembly
  • Works with design team in response to manufacturing problems, parts obsolescence and minor requirement changes.
  • Responsible for development, design, and procurement of new processes
  • Select and qualify new tools/equipment to improve production efficiency and quality
  • Develop and implement equipment maintenance schedules, backup solutions, and spare parts holding for machinery
Basic Qualifications:
  • BS in Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or related field
  • Must have 2+ years' experience in Avionics or Electrical manufacturing
  • Hands-on electronic, electro-mechanical work.
  • Experience with Design for Manufacturability, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Failure Mode Effects Analysis
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Mechanical design (CAD) is a plus
  • Mil-Std 1540 testing experience is a plus
  • Experience in a high mix, low volume manufacturing environment
Additional Requirements:
  • Experience working with technicians (hourly employees)
  • A demonstrated record of working in a fast paced, high-technology environment
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve aggressive product goals and company objectives
  • Able to adapt to constant changing work assignments and fast paced work environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy.
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret controlled documentation and processes such as:
  • Layout drawings
  • Mechanical Drawings, GD&T
  • Test Procedures / Work instructions
  • Schematics, engineering drawings, and parts list.
  • Ability to distinguish colors is required.
  • Able to work overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed
  • Proficient with computers, the ability to use MS Office, shop floor management software (ERP) and related programs.
  • A strong commitment to achieving goals and hitting deadlines
  • A self-motivated, self-starter, able to understand and synthesize project, team and customer needs
  • Strong team ethic, positive attitude and EXCELLENT inter-personal skills
  • Good grasp of financial aspects of manufacturing
  • Must be able to write clear reports and present information to senior management

Meridian Technology Group is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and non-discrimination for all employees in all job classifications and for prospective employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. All hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor applicants for work visas. No 3rd party companies/candidates.

Email resume now or contact us for more details:
Meridian Technology Group Recruiting Team
(214)273-4497   (817)601-4651 in Texas
(800)698-0853 outside Texas


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