We are currently seeking a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer to join our team in Sacramento, CA. The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer will work on assignments involving solid rocket propellant manufacturing processes. Assignments require a working knowledge of manufacturing concepts and the ability to relate to other disciplines.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the manufacturing engineering activities of development and production solid rocket propellant programs through the application of engineering procedures, which may involve theoretical and experimental investigation, technical direction and coordination, and the conception and planning of resources to support operational requirements. Prepare manufacturing process plans, schedules, and cost estimates. Also involves the analysis, evaluation, and solution of technical problems encountered in the application of manufacturing methods, facilities, processes, materials, and tooling incident to the preparation of propellants/explosives for use in propulsion and weapons systems.
Provide guidance and instructions to SRM Operators on the shop floor. Assist in tooling and process design for safety and ease of manufacturing. Provide technical assistance and monitoring oversight for all production processes. Responsible for facility and equipment upkeep, and for preparation of facilities for internal and external agency auditing. Analyze and develop methods to increase efficiency of manufacturing processes and reduction of cycle times.
Prepare detailed manufacturing instructions for solid rocket propellant processes. The manufacturing instructions will dictate the manufacturing process on how propellant and supporting materials will be prepared such that all Design Engineering and Quality Engineering requirements are met.
Provide solutions to technical problems utilizing manufacturing engineering techniques. Such techniques include data collection on process critical operations, statistical process control, and tooling improvements. Prepare technical data packages and support technical interchanges with internal/external customers. Prepare conceptual and detailed plans for digital factory enhancements, plan and procure resources for data collection, weight monitoring, statistical process control, process optimization and safety.
To qualify you must have:
A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate science or engineering field and 5+ years of related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
Experience with solid propellant/explosive processes and safety principles is required. Requires the ability to accurately translate drawing requirements, formulation parameters, chemical process requirements, and specifications into shop floor instructions.
Must be a self-starter who works well in a multidiscipline team environment.
Requires organizational and strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles preferred.
Experience with the design, implementation and maintenance of computer based manufacturing support systems including computer hardware interfacing and programming.
Demonstrated proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and Visual Basic for Applications programming, Microsoft SharePoint site development, InfoPath forms creation, Interleaf/Quicksilver programs and database administration including SQL programming, data modeling, and database management. Knowledge of Delphi and/or other programming languages a plus.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).
Relocation assistance is available for this position.