Sr. Test Engineer in Edgewood, MD

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Aerospace & Defense   •  

11 - 15 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

Job Description

Responsible for manufacturing engineering activities, corrective and preventative actions related to manufacturing non-conformances / issues, documentation, cost reduction, interface with engineering, quality, product management and, service, and training of manufacturing personnel. Supports LEAN culture focusing on standardization, quality, improved performance and increased throughput.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Investigate and solve manufacturing issues as they occur; implement corrective and preventative actions.
  • Champions LEAN culture and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Create and maintain manufacturing job element sheets, test procedures, work instructions, and master process documents.
  • Design manufacturing fixtures as required.
  • Develop process and test protocols for automated equipment and manual processes.
  • Fixture / equipment validation.
  • Establish and maintain routings, control BOM changes, and maintain BOM configuration dates.
  • Drive cost reduction projects to meet requirements of Value Engineering initiatives.
  • Perform validation testing on new products and changes to existing products.
  • Represent manufacturing engineering in all design review and stage gate review meetings.
  • Primary liaison with engineering on new products and engineering issues
  • Responsible for seeing that engineering changes are validated and implemented in manufacturing.
  • Responsible for authoring key documentation required for stage gate new product process.
  • Complies with and ensures department compliance with all Company, policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as required.

The Individual

  • BS Electrical Engineering or BS Mechanical Engineering
  • 10+ years related experience in a discreet manufacturing environment – ideally with extensive hands-on experience troubleshooting electro-mechanical systems to sub-assembly level and/or electronic instruments and systems to a component level on printed circuit board assemblies. Prefer manufacturing experience in X-Ray systems, FT-IR, Raman, Gas Chromatography, or Mass Spectroscopy technologies OR 10+ years developing automated test equipment leveraging contemporary mechatronic technologies. Ideal candidate has experience with PLCs, robots, augmented reality, etc.
  • Experience in technical writing or writing quality procedures or process procedures or assembly instructions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced computer skills including Excel, Microsoft Word and Outlook; CAD based systems; SAP or equivalent) is preferred.
  • Ability to read and generate schematics and mechanical drawings.
  • Familiarity with test equipment for troubleshooting and validation (Min. - oscilloscope and multimeter).
  • First-hand knowledge of ISO 9001 and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, and successfully manage multiple projects, priorities, and responsibilities.
  • The individual's primary workplace is located in the Edgewood production facility there are no exposures to unusual elements.
  • The individual is chartered to work closely with unionized production associates which necessitates being mindful of the rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement – including respecting Union work.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for consideration on this opportunity.