Manufacturing Engineer - Electro-Mechanical

Job Description
You…
…Have a burning desire to be on the ground floor of a world-changing technology company.
…Want to expand your own horizons while contributing to a growing organization.
…Seek a rapidly growing, innovative and stable workplace that fosters creativity and initiative.
…Strive to perform your best and want to make a difference every day.

We…
…Are Digital Signal Corporation (DSC), the leader in dynamic 3D long-range facial recognition solutions for government and commercial clients.
…Develop comprehensive enterprise-scale biometric solutions and applications for domestic and international customers.
…Work in collaborative teams because we know that everyone has unique contributions to make.

We are the leading company in our field, and we are looking for exceptional team members who share our vision, our drive, and our entrepreneurial spirit. We’d like to hear from you.

Position Summary:
The successful candidate will perform engineering and related technical assignments utilizing best manufacturing engineering practices and principles. Constructs, advances, and implements methods for products and processes involving advanced electro-optical systems that support organizational quality, cost, volume, and new product release objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Support the assembly & testing of products in manufacturing and determine the best tooling, equipment, and other manufacturing aids necessary to meet objectives.

Analyze requirements and system design documentation in order to assist in the development of efficient, repeatable manufacturing processes.

Actively participate in the new product introduction process, providing input on manufacturing related processing issues in order to meet or exceed quality, cost, throughput, and manufacturability goals.

Participate in BOM development with Engineering, Configuration, and Materials groups.

Develop layouts, workstations, and process flows necessary to produce products in a high quality, cost effective manner while meeting demand requirements.

Create, implement, modify, and monitor manufacturing procedures that accurately reflect approved methods, and assist in writing standard operating procedures as needed to meet required guidelines.

Train manufacturing employees in the effective methods and processes to produce products.

Identify bottlenecks and make recommendation for their removal.

Identify opportunities to improve quality issues and reduce manufacturing costs.

Develop alternative methods toward improving production efficiencies and effectiveness.

Take an active role in providing cost analysis of various alternatives to issues or process improvements, and help manage the implementation of improvement efforts.

Actively participate in the creation, implementation, and monitoring of statistical process control techniques, including control chart development and the identification of required support tools or equipment.

Must be able to support and understand controlled experimentation and data interpretation to make informed decisions.

Assist development and operations with diagnosis, troubleshooting and resolution of performance issues as required, and drive them to resolution.

Identify out of control variances, investigate reasons, suggest solutions, implement, and follow-up to assure closure.

Maintain baseline metrics for identified processes.

Create and update routings to reflect manufacturing methods.

Create rework documentation as required.

Provide input into MRB

Additional Responsibilities:

Be an advocate for getting high performance, robust designs incorporated into the products.

Maintain timeliness to schedule on assigned tasks.

Effectively balance work on multiple projects and teams simultaneously.

Maintain library of key lessons learned and best practices.

Work independently or as a team and be adaptive to changing goals and priorities.

Participate in OSHA related issues and documentation.

Provide effective communications to peers, manufacturing personnel, and management on all relevant issues.

Travel to contract manufacturers as required to establish, maintain, and improve upon parallel operations.

Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

5 years of experience and success in an electro-mechanical manufacturing environment.

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

Proficient in the standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the electronic/optical/ mechanical field.

Significant experience monitoring, analyzing, and tuning, application and system performance.

Strong statistical and analytical skill and mind set.

Strong problem solving and troubleshooting ability.

Demonstratable proficiency in several of the following disciplines: SPC, Cpk analysis, Line Balancing, FMEA, Gage R&R, Taguchi/Fishbone diagrams, DOE, Six Sigma, DFM/DFX.

Ability to thrive working in a fast paced and expanding environment.

Very strong organization, multi-tasking, time management and documentation skills

Strong communication skills.

PC literate in the use of MS Office suite.

Candidate must meet eligibility requirements for a security clearance by the U.S. Government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience and knowledge of new product introduction cycles

Tooling and fixture design experience

Experience and knowledge of surface mount technologies

Kaizen event experience

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Ability to frequently sit, reach within hands and arms length.

Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and use of computer monitor screens a great deal of time.

Frequently required to use office equipment such as PC, copier, etc

Manual dexterity required to regularly work with small hand tools.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Individual’s primary workstation is located in the manufacturing/lab area.
The noise level in this environment ranges from low to moderate

Digital Signal Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a friendly, business environment with a competitive salary and benefits package.? All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background and reference checks.

Company

Digital Signal Corporation

Job Code

State or Province

Virginia

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