Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Kollsman   •  

Merrimack, NH

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 99 days ago

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A world leader in the design and manufacture of avionics flight instruments, technologically sophisticated defense systems and diagnostic medical instrumentation, Elbit Systems of America combines the close-knit teamwork and high visibility of a small company with the stability and resources only a large company can provide. Add in our employee-friendly corporate culture and great southern New Hampshire lifestyle, and you’ll see why joining ESA could be the best move of your career.


Coordinate with internal resources including Quality Mission Engineering (QME), Production, and Supply Chain Management for the smooth transition of new equipment, product and processes into production.

Prepare production, quality, and production layout plans, as well as throughput analysis for new production program

Review and evaluate, or develop complex manufacturing processes and methods to include run-times and bill-of-material, and initiate actions for adaptations or modifications to machinery or equipment that will reduce the cost of products or improve product performance, quality, and delivery, with particular regard for Lean Manufacturing

In conjunction with Lean Coordinator, coordinate Lean Manufacturing project efforts with Production, Buyer/Planners and Facilities in order to establish efficient lean production operations, work place layout, and facilities.

Conduct feasibility studies relative to plans for improved production efforts.

Identify, develop manufacturing jigs, tools, fixtures and methods to meet engineering specifications and provide efficient manufacturing.

Assist in the preparation and submission of preliminary budgets and support proposal efforts for new programs.

Maintain effective liaison with the Program Engineering staff, and other departments to provide resolution to producibility problems and increase efficient manufacturing processes.

Maintain effective liaison with Government/Regulatory Agencies and/or customers in order to provide resolution to manufacturing process or product quality issues identified by these external customers.

Analyze statistical data from the KDS system to evaluate trends, investigate failures completely to determine the root cause and take appropriate corrective action to revise design, work instructions, and inspection/test instructions to prevent failure recurrence.

Analyze engineering change orders (ECO) for effect on product producibility, test equipment requirements, work instructions, and test procedures.

Review and disposition non-conforming material instituting preventive measures to eliminate or minimize recurrence.

Perform travel assignment to subcontractors and project partners to coordinate product build assuring that a quality product is produced on time at the lowest cost.

Perform other related duties as assigned.


A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or similar discipline and 6-8 years’ related experience resulting in proficiency in the above areas, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

ASQ, Lean Manufacturing, or SME certification is desirable. Some positions require a security clearance issued by the Department of Defense.

Must be available for occassional domestic and possibly international travel.